As part of its ANSI Accreditation process, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) has announced a set of changes that will take effect on February 1, 2012.
ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute, which accredits standards developers, certification bodies, and technical advisory groups to both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
What This Means for BPI
By achieving ANSI Accreditation, BPI is making the statement that their energy auditing standards for residential homes is current, respected, and effective. ANSI Accreditation safeguards the integrity of standards-bearing organizations like BPI and validates its standards through third-party verification.
What This Means for Everblue
BPI staff announced their organizational changes in a nationwide webinar to all of its training affiliates. During this announcement, we learned that the following changes must be made to our BPI training courses, starting February 1, 2012:
- All BPI exam prices will be increasing
- Everblue's energy auditor training programs will now cost $350 more
- All BPI field exams will now be videotaped
What This Means for You
If you've been waiting for the right time to become BPI Certified, that time is now! Get a jumpstart on your New Year's Resolution, and register for Everblue's BPI training before we implement the new changes.
If you register before the end of this year, you will not have to pay the additional $350 that will be added to Everblue's BPI training course tuition in 2012. This increase will apply to all BPI training courses provided by Everblue. There's no reason to procrastinate, as prices will be increasing. BPI is helping you make the commitment to take that BPI training course now and add energy auditing to your skill sets.
BPI Certification is about to become even more valuable with the introduction of videotaped exams. Currently, our BPI certified instructors proctor your field exams at a real house and send your test results to BPI. After Feb. 1, instructors will videotape your field exam and will be required to submit this video to BPI for quality assurance purposes. If you get nervous before a video camera and prefer an intimate testing experience, register for Everblue's BPI training before the process changes.
Now is the time to register for a BPI training course with Everblue. Get your BPI Certification before the prices increase and before the testing gets harder. Everblue offers BPI training courses throughout the country. Please click one of the links below to find the course you want in a location near you.
BPI Building Analyst Training
BPI Weatherization Training
BPI Envelope Professional Training
BPI Multifamily Building Analyst Training
BPI Heating Professional Training
BPI Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional Training