New Changes at BPI in 2012

New Changes at BPI in 2012

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) has announced a set of rule changes that will take effect on February 1, 2012 as part of the process to become accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Why the Changes?

ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies, and technical advisory groups to both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-Technical Commission (IEC). By achieving ANSI Accreditation, BPI’s goal is to ensure that their energy-audit standards for residential homes are well respected, recognized and effective. ANSI Accreditation will validate BPI standards through third-party verification.

What Does This Mean for Green Training USA?

As of February 2012, new BPI requirements and fee increases will necessitate the following changes to our BPI training courses and certification exams.

  • All BPI written and field exams will now be videotaped
  • Green Training USA energy auditor training packages will now cost $300 more
  • All BPI exams (written and field) will now cost $150 more

What Does This Mean for You NOW?

If you register for any of our BPI courses before January 5th and complete your exams by January 31st, you can avoid the increased fees.  See course package prices below.

What Does This Mean for You in the FUTURE?

With the introduction of videotaped exams, BPI Certification will be even more respected and valuable. Currently, our BPI certified instructor can proctor your field exams at a real house and send your test results to BPI.  After Feb. 1, exam proctors will videotape your field exam and submit the entire video to BPI for quality assurance purposes

 

Course

Before Jan. 5, 2012

After January 6, 2012

BPI Building Analyst Course & Exams

$1499

$1795

BPI Building Envelope Course & Exams

$1299

$1450

BPI Analyst/Envelope COMBO & Exams

$2399

$2695