BPI Building Science Principles

This course is approved for the following
Continuing Education Credits:

6 12 12 6

Earn your NAHB continuing education CEU credits by completing this online course. No studying, no exams. Watch at your own pace. Access 24x7 anywhere you access the internet - even on your phone!

This course is a MUST for anyone entering the home performance industry, whether you're a seasoned contractor, sales or support staff, supervisor, distributor or manufacturer.

It covers all the basics of building science, including energy transfer and air leakage, indoor air quality, insulation, combustion safety, moisture, lighting & appliances, and more. You'll also get the business perspective to help you succeed in the home performance industry. The course also prepares you for the BPI BSP Certificate Exam.

Register NowCourse Package: $99

* Proof of NAHB membership must be provided upon request in order to take advantage of this specially-priced course. 

Course Package Includes:

  • Over 12 hours of online multimedia training with video instructor (90 day access)
    • Available 24/7 • Learn at your own pace • Review as often as you like
  • Phone and email access to instructors to answer your questions
  • Practice exam questions
  • Our 300% Iron-Clad Success and Satisfaction Guarantee
  • NAHB-approved certificate of course completion emailed to you within 48 hours (upon request, after successful completion of course)

Why Take This Course

  • Earn 6 NAHB Continuing Education Hour (CEH).
  • You will be able to work with homeowners to improve their comfort and safety, and reduce their energy bills.
  • Learn how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and the home's other systems.
  • Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home.
  • Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home is the first step toward solar, geothermal or other renewable energy improvements.
  • Prepare for the BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate Exam.
  • Earn 6 NARI Continuing Education Credits (CEU).
  • Earn 12 BPI Continuing Education Credits (CEU).
  • Earn 12 ASHI CE credits.
  • Save travel cost, time, and lost revenue with online multimedia training.

Topics Covered:

  • Basic Construction Terminology
  • House-As-a System
  • Principles of Energy
  • Energy & the Building Shell
  • Air Leakage
  • Residential Insulation
  • Windows & doors
  • Residential Heating
  • Lighting & Appliances
  • Residential Cooling
  • Water Heating
  • Health, Safety & Moisture Management
  • Observational Diagnostics

Learn From The Best!

Dallas JonesYour instructor, Dallas Jones is a nationally recognized educator and curriculum developer with over 25 years of teaching experience. He currently serves on the RESNET Training and Education Committee. His certifications include: HERS Rater, Rater Trainer, ASNT Level 1 Thermographer, BPI Building Analyst, Envelope Specialist and Field Examiner. He also holds advanced BPI certifications including BPI Energy Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, and Retrofit Installer.

How is Our Online Multimedia Training Better than Classroom Training?

  • No Travel Time & Expense
    With online training there's no travel time or expense, no time away from your family, and no time away from work. The average company loses around $500/day for each employee missing work. Can you afford that?
  • Flexibility
    Study when you want, where you want.
  • Learn at Your Own Speed
    Our online training is self-paced, so you can learn at your own speed and review anything at any time. With classroom learning, the instructor may go too fast or too slow for you, and you don't get the chance to review until you're completely lost.
  • Skip Previously Completed Content
    For future training, you can skip the modules you've already taken and spend your time learning the new material.
  • Consistency
    Our online instructors never have a bad day, never fumble over an explanation, and never cancel class.
  • Help When You Need It
    If you have questions, an instructor is just a phone call or email away! And our Frequently Asked Questions section has common questions asked by students.
  • Easy to Use
    If you can send an email, you can use our online learning system.
  • Education Built for Adults
    Our instructors have decades of experience teaching adults, and present the materials in multiple ways to help you understand and retain the information.
  • Earn Multiple Certifications at Once
    Our training is built in modules, and completing the modules for one certification will often cover all or most of the modules for other certifications.
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
    With our Best Price Guarantee, you know you're getting the lowest possible price.
  • 300% Iron-Clad Success & Satisfaction Guarantee
    If you don't pass your certification exam, you can take the online course curriculum again until you pass. That's peace of mind that can also save you money! Learn more >>
Study On YOUR Schedule

  1. Start online training immediately
  2. Stop and start anytime - continue where you left off
  3. Complete your course anywhere you have internet access - even on your smartphone

You're in Control

Complete your training on your own schedule. No waiting around for classes to fill up. No sitting in traffic - or in a classroom - after a long day at work. Simply log into your course whenever you have some time - even on your smartphone or tablet. Then the next time you log in, you continue right from where you left off. Rewind to hear any explanation again, and review any modules as needed. Enjoy our engaging multimedia presentation using proven methods for adult learning. Register today for superior quality training at an unbeatable price - with complete flexibility!



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Proof of NAHB membership must be provided upon request in order to take advantage of this specially-priced course.

Register NowCourse Package: $99

* Proof of NAHB membership must be provided upon request in order to take advantage of this specially-priced course. 


  • BPI Exam

    Pass the exam to earn your BPI Building Science Principles Certificate, which allows you to educate homeowners about potential building performance problems, and to know when to call in an expert BPI Building Analyst or Envelope Professional to conduct diagnostic testing or weatherization work. Exam is online, 100 multiple-choice questions, with a 2 hour time limit. $99. Buy Direct From BPI

  • Reference Guide

    Your course provides all the materials and information you need to ace the exam, but if you want to supplement your course materials you can buy the BPI Building Science Principles Reference Guide direct from BPI. $99 Buy Direct From BPI

Questions? Call 1-800-518-1877