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BPI Extends Exam Deadline

July 9, 2012
MALTA, N.Y. — Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has extended its application deadline for candidates wishing to take BPI’s pilot Home Energy Professional (HEP) certification exams. All candidates should send in their applications to BPI by the close of business on July 31.

The four HEP certifications are designed for experienced home performance professionals. To take the exams, all candidates must fill out an application and meet work experience prerequisite criteria. Once the application is approved by BPI, candidates should contact a BPI test center directly to schedule
their exam.

The new certifications will not replace BPI’s existing certifications. Rather, they will complement and build upon BPI’s existing credentials in the home performance career ladder, where increased knowledge and skills lead to advancement.

Offered by BPI and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the four certifications focus on four common classifications in the home energy upgrade industry: energy auditor, retrofit installer, crew leader, and quality control inspector. The results of the pilot test cycle will be used to set passing scores for the national exams, scheduled to roll out this fall.

The new credentials will meet the international benchmark the ISO 17024 standard. Under ISO 17024, each new certification is developed and administered using international best practices, such as cross-disciplinary peer review and industry validation of technical materials.

For more information or to view an application, visit http://bit.ly/MBNcHS.

Publication date: 7/9/2012