Building Materials and Installation Certifications

Illinois Applied Research Institute
2111 South Oak Street
Suite 106, MC 699
Champaign, IL 61820

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IHWAP Certifications

Description: ICRT was one of the first training centers accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to deliver quality building science training. The program trains and certifies assessors, inspectors, and other associates from the local IHWAP community action agencies to perform weatherization work such as energy audits, quality control inspections, insulation, air sealing, HVAC inspection and improvements on qualifying residences.

Energy Auditor
  1. Weatherization Basics
  2. Heat Transfer
  3. Building Fundamentals
  4. Introduction to Building Diagnostics
  5. Infrared Thermography
  6. Mid-Course Field Session
  7. Introduction to Heating Systems
  8. Advanced Heating Systems
  9. Air-conditioning/Heat Pumps
  10. Health & Safety, Indoor Pollutants, Lead-safe Weatherization
  11. Proficiency Test
  12. Weatherization Building Assessment

Environmental Energy Consultants
3036 Hwy JJ
Bourbon, MO 65441
(636) 399-3227

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BPI Heating Professional Certification

Description: Through the Heating Professional certification, you will optimize, and verify, the installation, operation, and maintenance of heating equipment in relation to other building systems. The Heating Professional certification helps the professional save the occupant energy and money, and ensure occupant comfort, health, and safety. The Heating Professional certification addresses buildings with up to four (4) residential units.

Cost: BPI’s recommended list prices for the exams are$250 for online and $500 for field.

Priority Energy LLC
538 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(800) 737-2299

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BPI Building Analyst (BA)

Description: Priority Energy’s BA training is usually held over 5 consecutive days (customized sessions are available). This interactive training will take students through all the categories they need to know to successfully pass BPI’s Building Analyst Exams, including:

  1. Building Science Fundamentals
  2. BPI’s Health and Safety Guidelines
  3. Airflow & Ventilation Assessments per ASHRAE 62.2
  4. Blower Door and Duct Leak
  5. Building Evaluations for Heat Loss and Savings Calculations
  6. BPI’s Building Safety Standards-Combustion and CO measurements
  7. Ductwork Evaluation
  8. BPI’s Work Scope Development Process

Students will learn to use the latest diagnostic equipment and have ample practice time in our on-site training lab.

Our training concludes on the fifth day when the written exams are administered. A passing score is 70%. Once the written exam has been mastered, the Building Analyst Field exam will be scheduled.


BA Certification Training and Exam: $2395

BA plus IDL Dual Certification Training and Exams: $2995

Priority Energy LLC
538 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(800) 737-2299

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Description: The Envelope Professional training focuses specifically on the exterior shell of a building and its ability to protect its inhabitants adequately. An important component of the energy-efficient, house-as-a-system equation, Priority Energy recommends that students train and test for both the BA and Envelope certifications during the same session. In this way, the BA and Envelope Field exams can be conducted at the same time. A passing score is 70%. Once the written exam has been mastered, the Field exam will be scheduled. This is highly recommended as an Add-On certification. This is our most popular Energy Auditor certification.


Envelope Professional Training and Exam $2575

Priority Energy LLC
538 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(800) 737-2299

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Description: Required by some state and utility-run programs, a BPI advanced certification will distinguish the industry’s highly skilled and experienced home energy professionals. The HEP certifications are recognized nationwide and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

BPI’s Home Energy Professional (HEP) certifications require candidates to demonstrate their advanced competency through experience prerequisites, and more challenging written and field exams.

Priority Energy can help you attain or renew any of the following HEP certifications:

  • Energy Auditor (EA)
  • Quality Control Inspector (QCI)
  • Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE)
  • Retrofit Installer (RI)
  • Crew Leader (CL)

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