BPI offers 4 new certification programs
The Building Performance Institute will add four new home energy professional certifications in June: energy auditor, retrofit installer, crew leader and quality control inspector.
Officials with the institute said they represent the four most common jobs in the home energy upgrade industry.
“The weatherization and home performance industry has long seen the need for nationally recognized, transferable certifications for workers employed by the weatherization assistance program and the broader home performance industry," said institute CEO Larry Zarker. "A successful candidate from one geographic region will be verified as having the same knowledge and skills as a successful candidate from the other side of the country. This mobility allows certified professionals to go wherever the work is. The development of a single, consistent set of national certifications for home performance professionals will help to remove any existing confusion in the marketplace."
Pilot program testing will start in June. Registration information is available here . The certifications are expected to be available nationwide this fall, officials said.