Understanding BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification

BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification is an essential credential for professionals committed to enhancing energy efficiency in buildings.
Jun 4
BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification is an essential credential for professionals committed to enhancing energy efficiency in buildings. In a world where energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings accounts for a significant portion of total energy use, improving energy efficiency can lead to substantial cost savings and environmental benefits. This blog provides an in-depth look at what this certification entails, its importance, and who should consider obtaining it.

What is BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification?

The BPI (Building Performance Institute) Building Analyst Pro Certification is a comprehensive credential that signifies expertise in building science, energy efficiency, and home performance. This certification is designed for professionals who conduct energy audits, energy modeling, work scope development and provide solutions to enhance energy efficiency in buildings.

The certification process consists of three sequential steps, with each step a prerequisite for the next:

  • STEP 1: BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate: This foundational step covers the basics of building science, focusing on the interaction building components and principles that govern energy flow in buildings. An open-book, none proctored, certificate exam is required.

  • Step 2: Building Analyst Technical (BA-T) Certification: Building on the prerequisite BSP, this step explores into the technical aspects of energy auditing, blower door testing, combustion safety testing and data collection. A proctored field exam is required.

  • Step 3: Building Analyst Professional (BA-P) Certification: Building on the prerequisite BA-T, the third step involves advanced training and a rigorous examination to confirm the candidate’s proficiency. A Pro performs comprehensive energy audits, data analysis, work scope development and analyzes complicated energy-saving measures. A proctored online “written” exam is required.

Through this structured process, candidates gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills in assessing building performance, identifying inefficiencies, and proposing effective energy conservation measures (ECMs).

Importance of BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification

Energy efficiency is vital in lowering our carbon impact. Buildings are one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing their energy efficiency can greatly reduce these emissions. As a Building Analyst Professional (BA-P), you'll be at the forefront of this initiative. No longer at the entry level, your responsibilities include inspecting buildings to find energy inefficiencies and offering cost-effective solutions through energy modeling to improve energy performance.

Energy-efficient buildings not only contribute to environmental sustainability but also offer considerable cost savings for building owners and occupants. By reducing energy consumption, these buildings lower utility bills and decrease the demand on energy resources. The BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification authorizes professionals to make a substantial impact in promoting energy efficiency, leading to both economic and environmental benefits.

Course Details

The EnergyScore® BPI Building Analyst Pro course is designed to provide comprehensive training for those seeking to become certified. The curriculum covers all criteria on the Job Task Analysis (JTA) and structured to cover important aspects of building energy performance. The curriculum was written and recorded by EnergyScore’s President Patrick Armstrong who was a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for BPI in developing the Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) and Building Analyst Professional (BA-P) certifications. 

Here are the main components covered in the course:
  • The Building Analyst Professional (BA-P) Test requirements
  • The Building Analyst-Pro Job Task Analysis (JTA)
  • Using Infrared, Vapor Barriers
  • Conditioned vs Unconditioned vs Unintentionally Conditioned Spaces
  • The Baseline, Baseload, Seasonal & Peak Load
  • Is it safe, how could it be better?
  • Dissecting Energy Usage
  • Evaluating Attic & Fan Ventilation Systems & Flow rate
  • Evaluating Distribution Systems & Unit Flow rates
  • Moisture Issues, Mold, Radon, Lead, Asbestos, CO, CO2, NO2
  • Evaluating Combustion Safety Testing Data vs Standards
  • Evaluating Blower Door Testing Data vs Standards
  • Energy Modeling - SIR, ROI, Payback, Net Present Value
  • Cost Estimating to support Saving to Investment Ratio (SIR)
  • Work Scope Development

The course is accessible in a flexible on-demand format, allowing you to learn at your own pace. This flexibility makes it easier for working professionals to balance their education with other commitments. The course includes a mix of theoretical instruction and practical training. Participants also have access to multiple resources and support, including study materials, practice quizzes, and expert guidance.

Additionally, the course features interactive modules, real-world scenarios, and practical assignments that help reinforce the learning objectives. These elements guarantee that participants not only understand the concepts but can also apply them in their professional roles.

Who Should Consider BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification?

  • Building Contractors and Technicians: Those involved in constructing and renovating buildings to be more energy-efficient.
  • Insulation & Air Sealing Contractors and Installers: Professionals who focus on improving the building envelope.
  • Energy Auditors and Consultants: Specialists who conduct energy assessments and recommend improvements.
  • HVAC Technicians and Engineers: Experts in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems looking to enhance their skills.
  • Home Inspectors, Building Inspectors and Real Estate Professionals: Those who want to provide added value through energy efficiency expertise.
  • Individuals Seeking Career Advancement: Those looking to enter or advance in the energy efficiency sector.
  • Program implementation Contractors: Those involved in running energy efficiency programs nationally.

Benefits of BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification

  • Enhanced Job Prospects and Career Opportunities: Certified professionals are in high demand as the focus on energy efficiency grows. Again, this is a core certification that separates one from other professionals with entry-level certifications.
  • Ability to Analyze Data from Energy Audits: Certification holders can evaluate and implement Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) effectively. Not evaluating the energy efficiency but the cost-effectiveness of the measure using tools like SIR, ROI, Payback, Net Present Value
  • Recognition as a Qualified Professional: Being trained by EnergyScore and certified by BPI distinguishes individuals as experts in the field of energy efficiency, beyond entry-level auditors.
  • Potential for Higher Earnings and Increased Marketability: Certified professionals often command higher salaries and have greater job security due to their specialized skills.


The BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification is a valuable credential for anyone committed to advancing energy efficiency in buildings. It not only enhances career prospects but also contributes significantly to environmental sustainability and cost savings. If you are passionate about making a difference in the energy efficiency sector, consider pursuing this certification.

The BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification course is provided by EnergyScore, which is known for its commitment to excellence in energy efficiency education. Our curriculum is comprehensive and designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to flourish in their career. EnergyScore prepares participants for success in their vocations by emphasizing practical, hands-on training and expert support from experienced instructors.

With EnergyScore, advance your energy efficiency career and become a certified BPI Building Analyst Professional. To find out more and to register, go visit EnergyScore's BPI Building Analyst Pro Certification Course or contact us on 877-403-6374.