Posted By BuilderLink Industry Voices
Oct. 24, 2012 - Due to strong demand for the Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector certification exams in the pilot Home Energy Professional certification program, the final deadlines for the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) to receive pilot applications are:
Energy Auditor - October 31, 2012 at midnight EST
QC Inspector - November 7, 2012 at midnight EST
All approved applicants must take their Energy Auditor or QC Inspector exams by December 31st, 2012. If your application has been approved, schedule your exam as soon as possible with a participating BPI Test Center.
BPI will continue to accept pilot applications for Crew Leader and Retrofit Installer certification exams.
All applications for Energy Auditor and QC Inspector exams received after October 31st and November 7th respectively will be held and processed for inclusion in the certification exams' national rollout in 2013.
BPI and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL) are closing the pilot period for Energy Auditor and QC Inspector exams because enough applications have been received to commence a cut score study of exam results by the end of the year. The cut score study will determine pass/fail rates for the national rollout. The overall purpose of the pilot is to evaluate the adequacy of these exams in verifying the knowledge, skills and abilities of experienced practitioners in the field, across geographic and demographic strata, before rolling the exams out nationally in 2013.
For WAP personnel only:
There are a limited number of DOE-subsidized free exams for Energy Auditor and QC Inspector left. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Once your application is approved, take the exam as soon as possible. Free exams for weatherization workers are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. BPI will make every effort to accommodate all qualified applicants, but an approved application does not guarantee that free exams will be available. To stay current on the status of free exams, please check the 'Free Exams' chart on the BPI pilot website at www.bpi.org/pilot or call BPI at 877-274-1274.
If the free exams for Energy Auditor and QC Inspector are gone by the time your application is approved, consider taking the free exams for Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader.
For more information on BPI, visit www.bpi.org.