MALTA, N.Y. — The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) launched the pilot exam for its Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) credential and expanded the list of certifications that qualify as a prerequisite for taking the HHE exam to include BPI’s Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification. This effectively expands the pool of certified professionals qualified to sit for the HHE exam.

As approved by the HHE Certification Scheme Committee, any BPI-certified professional who holds either an active Building Analyst (BA), Energy Auditor (EA), or QCI certification is qualified to take the HHE exam. The 50-question HHE written exam builds upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities already demonstrated by the BPI BA, EA, or QCI professional. There is no HHE field practical exam. The results of the pilot test cycle will be used to set passing scores for the national exams.

“This addition expands the opportunity for the HHE to serve the national low-income Weatherization Assistance Program, where the QCI certification is required,” said Larry Zarker, CEO, BPI.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Weatherization Assistance Program requires that all work performed with program funds be inspected by a certified Quality Control Inspector. The QCI certification is an advanced credential that goes beyond the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the BPI Building Analyst. It’s the most advanced of four BPI Home Energy Professional certifications accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and developed with support from the DOE.

Publication date: 4/25/2016 

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