DOE Backs Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications

April 4, 2012

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) will introduce in June four new home energy professional certifications for the U.S. weatherization and home performance workforce.

The voluntary certificates offered by BPI are funded by DOE and cover the most common job classifications in the home energy upgrade industry: energy auditor, retrofit installer, crew leader, and quality control inspector. Scheduling will begin in May, and BPI will pilot written and field practical exams in June. The results will be used to set passing scores for the national exams.

Candidates who take the initial exams and meet passing requirements will be among the first group of professionals to earn these certifications. BPI expects to roll the exams out nationally in the fall of 2012.  Read more about this story in the April 4 edition of EERE Network News