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Review for Building Performance Institute (BPI) Field Exam

BPI Testing Information:
Following completion of this review session, participants will be better prepared to take the BPI Field Exam. The cost of the Field Exam is not included in the review session fee. The Field Exam satisfies the second component of the BPI certification requirements. The first component is the Written/Online Exam. The cost of the Written/Online exam is not included in the review session fee. Candidates must pass both exams in order to become BPI Certified.

Note: All Field Exams and Written/Online Exams will be video and audio recorded.

Visit www.bpi.org for more information or call BPI at (877) 274-1274.

This training/review session will help prepare the student for the Building Performance Institute's Field Exam. Participants will receive one-on-one, hands-on training. The training will cover the proper use of equipment utilized in the completion of home energy efficiency assessments. This is a preparatory review session, not a BPI certification exam.

The Field Exam Review is a great way for trainees to gain additional hands-on practice with the testing equipment and develop a stronger understanding of the process of analyzing a home.

To prepare for the Field Exam Review, the candidate should review documents and materials pertinent to the Field Exam and contact the instructor with any questions or clarifications they may have. The candidate is expected to provide the following items for the review session:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (Clean Bag)
  • A copy of the "Field Guide in Walk-Through Order" document for the certification being pursued (from student training manual or BPI Web site).
  • Notepad and pen/pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Calculator

Training Topics:
Proper set up and use of home diagnostic equipment in order to prepare for the BPI Field Exam

Tuition: $350

Schedule:
Two field practicum/review hours per designation

Training Location:
Field Reviews are conducted at Hudson Valley Community College's Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Programs Training Lab located off-campus, on the corner of Morrison Avenue and Vandenburg Avenue in Troy, New York.

Note: These review sessions do not qualify for tuition reimbursement from NYSERDA.

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

For more information, call (518) 629-4235 or 629-4827, or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.

FINANCIAL AID: Non-credit courses do not qualify for Financial Aid. Ask your local DOL One-Stop Centers and other funding sources about financial assistance for job training.


Building Performance Institute Certification/Recertification Field Exam

BPI Testing Information:
This Field Exam satisfies the second component of the BPI certification requirements. The first component is the Written/Online Exam. Candidates must pass both exams in order to become BPI Certified.
Visit www.bpi.org for more information or call BPI at(877) 274-1274. Candidates interested in applying for the field portion of their certification may contact the Workforce Development Institute at (518) 629-4237 or 629-4827, or e-mail wdi@hvcc.edu.

Hudson Valley Community College, as a BPI Test Center, will conduct BPI field certification testing on an individual basis. Candidates should contact the college's Workforce Development Institute at the number(s) below to register and make arrangements for their Field Exam. Field testing is available for Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional and AC Heat Pump (Cooling).

Prerequisites:
This testing is for individuals who need to take their initial Field Exam for BPI certification.
OR
This testing is for individuals who have been previously certified by BPI and need to renew their certification requirements.

Test Date*: By Arrangement
Time: By Arrangement
Proctor: TBA
Location: HVCC's Pressure House, 68 Morrison Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Time Allowed (Per Exam): In accorandance with BPI standards (normally two hours)
(To be video and audio recorded)

*WDI offers Field Reviews at an additional cost.
Note: Field Reviews must be conducted at least 24 hours prior to any certification exam.

Tuition: $575

NYSERDA Certification Reimbursement: A portion of the BPI certification/recertification cost may qualify for reimbursement by NYSERDA to candidates who successfully achieve BPI certification by passing both the written and field exams. Candidates are required to submit a BPI Certification Reimbursement Form directly to NYSERDA. Forms can be obtained from the training facility.

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

For more information, call (518) 629-4235 or 629-4827, or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.

FINANCIAL AID: Non-credit courses do not qualify for Financial Aid. Ask your local DOL One-Stop Centers and other funding sources about financial assistance for job training.


Building Performance Institute Certification/Recertification Written Exam

BPI Testing Information:
This Written/Online exam satisfies the first component of the BPI certification requirements. Candidates must also pass a field performance exam before receiving certification.
Visit www.bpi.org for more information or call BPI at (877) 274-1274. Candidates should bring to the test room, writing material, calculators and the BPI National Standards. Candidates should review any training material (for example, the Krigger/Dorsi Residential Energy book) before sitting for the test.

Hudson Valley Community College, as a BPI Test Center, will conduct Written/Online BPI Exams for Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional and AC Heat Pump (Cooling), for those candidates who are recertifying or require the Online Exam.

Prerequisites:
This testing is for individuals who need to take their initial written/online exam for BPI certification.
OR
This testing is for individuals who have been previously certified by BPI and need to renew their certification requirements.

Test Date: By Arrangement
Time: By Arrangement
Proctor: TBA
Location: TBA
Time Allowed (Per Exam): 50 Questions: 1.5 Hour Limit; 100 Questions: 2.0 Hour Limit
(To be video and audio recorded)

Tuition: $350

NYSERDA Certification Reimbursement: A portion of the BPI certification cost may qualify for reimbursement by NYSERDA to candidates who successfully achieve BPI certification by passing both the written and field exams. Candidates are required to submit a BPI Certification Reimbursement Form directly to NYSERDA. Forms can be obtained from the training facility.

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

For more information, call (518) 629-4235 or 629-4827, or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.

FINANCIAL AID: Non-credit courses do not qualify for Financial Aid. Ask your local DOL One-Stop Centers and other funding sources about financial assistance for job training.