Certified BPI Training Lab

2023 Training Schedule 

BPI Building Science Principles
Training & Certificate of Knowledge Exam
April 10 -11, 2023

BPI Building Analyst Technician Training & Certification Exam (New)
April 12 - 14, 2023

RESNET HERS Rater Certification
June 5 - 9, 2023

Certification Renewal Exams Available

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Priority Energy is a certified BPI  Training and Testing Center and offers the following BPI building science certification training, certification renewal and continuing education classes.

You and your employees may be eligible for FREE BPI Training!

New and existing companies can apply for grant funding to train and certify themselves and their employees. The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grant and the COVID-19 Recovery Aid could provide as much as $25,000 to train your staff. The grants were developed to help both the employer and the employee avoid layoff, gain skills, attain certifications or renew a professional designation that will ultimately help to grow and develop the business. Employers should apply through their county offices in Cook County, DuPage County and Lake County. 

Approval for Grant Funding is easy and fast!

An insulation company in DuPage County received grant funding (March 2022) to train himself and one of his employees in as little as 2 weeks. Most home builders, HVAC contractors and trades companies will qualify to up-skill their staff. Employers must have an interview with their county IWT coordinator and complete an application. Priority Energy has spoken with the program coordinators for Cook, DuPage and Lake County and can help connect you with the appropriate resource.* 

The following websites will provide more information:

IWT for Cook County Business Owners
IWT for DuPage County Business Owners
IWT for Lake County Business Owners

* Priority Energy is not affiliated with IWT and cannot answer questions on eligibility or make any decision on employer approval.

Building Science Principles (BSP) Training

Building Science is the study of all the elements that impact a building's performance, including design, materials, HVAC equipment, construction, and climate zone. Our building science training explains these components and how they affect the energy efficiency, comfort, indoor air quality and durability of homes and buildings. The concepts are explained and demonstrated in our on-site, indoor training house.

Priority Energy's Building Science Professional (BSP) training is a two-day program to prepare students to master BPI's Building Science Professional exam. Students have the option to take the BSP exam and earn the BPI's Certificate of Knowledge. 

Beginning in June 2023, the Building Science Professional certification will be a prerequisite for the new Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) and Building Analyst Professional (BA-P). The old Building Analyst and Envelop Professional certifications will be combined into these two progressive designations.

BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification (IDL)

Builders, remodelers, HVAC, insulation, and other contractors can use this training to better understand the IECC code compliance testing process or use their new skills/certification to offer duct leakage and blower door tests for new home construction or existing home remodels.

This 5-hour Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) training will prepare students to measure whole-house infiltration, total distribution system  leakage and total leakage-to-the-outside, to test a home for BPI and IECC compliance.  Training will be a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on equipment use in our BPI-approved test house. 

Candidates have up to 1.5 hours to complete their field exam in the test house where they must demonstrate their knowledge with a score of 85% or better to earn this BPI certification. Exams will be scheduled during the training session, usually within one week of training. 

This is NOT a whole house building science based certification. Course offers 1.25 CEUs.

IDL CertificationTraining and Exam: $975.

BPI Air Leakage Control Installer Certification (formerly RBEWHALCI)

Students will learn how to tighten the building envelope in existing residential homes in order to reduce energy loss and improve indoor air quality by sealing air leaks. Comfort and energy efficiency improvements will be attained by proper installation of dense-pack insulation.

Priority Energy’s two-day session includes one day of classroom instruction and one day of lab training. Instructors will lead candidates through proper sealing techniques at each of BPI’s seven required structural props.

The RBE certification exam is a hands-on demonstration of a student’s weatherization knowledge and air sealing ability at each of the seven props. Students must be able to explain why and how they approach each task.  Exam can take up to 7 hours.

ALCI Training and Certification Exam: $3450.

BPI Building Analyst Certification (BA)

Priority Energy’s BA training is usually held over 5 consecutive days (customized sessions are available). This interactive training will take students through all the categories they need to know to successfully pass BPI’s Building Analyst Exams, including:

  • Building Science Fundamentals
  • BPI’s Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Airflow & Ventilation Assessments per ASHRAE 62.2
  • Blower Door testing
  • Building Evaluations for Heat Loss and Savings Calculations
  • BPI’s Building Safety Standards-Combustion and CO measurements
  • Duct Leak Evaluation
  • BPI’s Work Scope Development Process

Students will learn to use the latest diagnostic equipment and can take advantage of "practice time" in our training lab.

Our training concludes on the fifth day when the written exams are administered. A passing score is 70%. Once the written exam has been mastered, the Building Analyst Field exam will be scheduled. 

BA Training and Certification (1) Exam: $2750.
BA plus IDL Training and Certification (2) Exams: $3450.
BA plus Envelope Training and Certification (2) Exams - $3750.

BPI Envelope Professional Certification (BE)

The Building Envelope focuses specifically on the exterior shell of a building and its ability to adequately protect its inhabitants. An important component to the energy efficient, house-as-a-system equation, Priority Energy recommends that students train and test for both the BA and Envelope certifications during the same session. In this way, the BA and Envelope Field exams can be conducted at the same time. A passing score is 70%.  Once the written exam has been mastered, the Field exam will be scheduled. This is highly recommended as an Add-On certification. This is our most popular Energy Auditor certification.

BA plus ENV Training and Certification (2) Exams $3750! 
(Required for Illinois contractors in the utility rebate programs.) 

BPI’s Advanced Home Energy Professionals (HEP) Certifications

Required by some state and utility-run programs, a BPI advanced certification will distinguish the industry’s highly skilled and experienced home energy professionals. The HEP certifications are recognized nationwide and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

BPI’s Home Energy Professional (HEP) certifications require candidates to demonstrate their advanced competency through experience prerequisites, and more challenging written and field exams.

Priority Energy can help you attain or renew any of the following HEP certifications:

  • Energy Auditor (EA)
  • Quality Control Inspector (QCI)
  • Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE)
  • Retrofit Installer (RI)
  • Crew Leader (CL)

Please call our training coordinator for more information and prices.

Earn both the BPI and RESNET Certifications during the same week!

We know it's hard to get time away from your business. Priority Energy's combined training curriculum will prepare you for both the BPI and RESNET certifications. Allow one full week of instruction in our office and a few additional days for field work and exams. This intensive training is recommended for experienced professionals only.

BPI BA, ENV plus RESNET Certification Training: $6950.
(You Save $500!)

Renew your BPI Certification (Every 3 Years)

Contact us before your certification expires.
Once your certification fully expires you will have re-take both the written and field exams.

The easiest way to renew or maintain your BPI certification is to earn 30 continuing education credits every 3 years. 
In this way, both the written and field renewal exams will be waived.

We will help you complete BPI's renewal application and Proof-of-Experience Letter required. 
If you do not have 30 CEUs Priority Energy can provide the renewal exams you need.

Practitioners with 3000 hours of field experience will be able to by-pass the field exams.

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  • We were so impressed with the amount of information the Priority Energy technicians gave us during our ENERGY AUDIT.  If you are buying a house, I would strongly recommend having them do an energy audit on it, in addition to your usual home inspection.

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    A.S. Architect
  • I wanted to thank you for all of your extra time and energy during our BPI training over the last few weeks. You really helped put things in perspective. You are an awesome crew and your facility is a valuable resource for students and the community

    BPI Student, L.E.
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    Aeroseal Client, R.N.
  • Just completed my BPI Field exam for my Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification renewal at Priority Energy.
    Such a convenient and well-set-up training and test center with caring and knowledgeable staff and proctors! Thanks folks!


    P.R., Ottawa, IL
  • It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the building was Aerosealed! My apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you Priority Energy!


    Miruna; Tenant at Country Manor Apartments, Peru, IL
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    Executive at Medline Industries, IL
  • I have a two story home built in the mid seventies. Lots of temperature fluctuation between the floors. The Aeroseal process dramatically increased the air flow to the second floor. Good experience. The company was very informative, answered a lot of questions.

    Vince from Oakbrook, IL
  • "It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the Aeroseal, my apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you!"  

    MP from Peru, IL
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    Kim, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Thank you. Truly. I appreciate you taking the time to clarify things for me and then going above and beyond to ensure that my CEUs are handled for our current RESNET cycle. You’ve always been kind to me and this is another shining example of that.

    Craig, HERS Rater, Batavia, IL
  • (Aeroseal) is a GREAT Product! Really made our townhouse more comfortable!

    Gordon; Chicago, IL
  • We are having less ice on roof since the Aeroseal duct sealing! Thanks!

    Bill; Downers Grove, IL
  • Duct sealing (with Aeroseal) was the smartest thing I ever did! Our home is sooooo much more comfortable! We were so very pleased with Priority Energy and their technicians!

    Richard; Lake Forest, IL
  • On to the Radon issue - Excellent results with Aeroseal!  From 5 + to a .4.  Before sealing like we discussed, I had warm air coming out of the sump basket with the furnace running. Even with the furnace running, it is still pulling air in now.

    Bill; Belvidere, IL
  • Pat was awesome and super helpful! We are experiencing weak air flow in the duct system of our 1950''s home and Pat gave us great recommendations to fix the problem when we do our remodel.

    David; Arlington Heights, IL
  • Already the house seems more balanced (since Aeroseal duct sealing yesterday) .. far end of house is getting more warm air flow!

    Bryan, November 2019, Chicago, IL
  • Priority Energy did a great job with an Aeroseal project for my home. The rooms are more comfortable and even throughout the house, including the far registers which never used to get significant airflow. Very honest and trustworthy

    Bryan, December 2019, Chicago, IL
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    Nelson, Lake Forest
  • Priority Energy did a great job with an Aeroseal project for my home. The rooms are more comfortable and even throughout the house, including the far registers which never used to get significant airflow.

    B. L., Chicago, IL Feb. 2020
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    D.F., Chicago, IL Feb. 2020
  • Employees were all very helpful and professional! Came out in a timely manner (to do our Duct Test). Would highly recommend this company!

    J. R. New Lenox, IL April 2020
  • I had Priority Energy analyze my older home for indoor air quality and comfort because I was having difficulty maintaining temperatures. They came out and discussed our options. We ended up sealing our ducts and installing a whole-house dehumidifier.

    D. L, Lake Zurich, IL Feb. 2019
  • Priority Energy did an aeroseal for our home. We have had issues with air flow in our kitchen (cold in the winter) and one bedroom upstairs (hot in the summer). After they were complete, there is such a stronger air flow from the vents, that it really makes a difference.

    J.J. Chicago, IL - November 2020
  • Excellent Service and Company to work with - highly recommended and professional!

    T. B. Chicago, IL - July 2020
  • Before we sealed our ductwork the rooms farthest from the furnace were always hotter or colder than the rest of the house. We felt an improvement in air flow to the kids rooms right away. 98% duct leak reduction!

    S. H. Glenview, IL - October 2020
  • The Energy Audit you did on last home was so helpful; we referred to it for years when we made home improvements. I'd like to have you do an audit on my new home now. B. A.

    B. A. Lake Forest Homeowner
  • "We were impressed with how well your technicians answered our questions and how quickly and neatly they performed our Aeroseal service. Our rooms are much warmer now that the duct leaks have been sealed! You have a great team."

    D.F. Palatine, IL
  • "You have a great Aeroseal team. We were impressed with how well they answered our questions and how quickly and neatly they performed our service. Our rooms are much warmer now that the duct leaks have been sealed!"  

    D.F., Homeowner in Palatine, IL
  • "We enjoyed meeting Dave, our Energy Auditor.  He was interesting, knowledgeable, and professional.  We appreciated all his time and effort." 

    S.B., Homeowner in Prospect Heights, IL
  • Priority Energy is an A+ company! I've been having issues with my house staying warm in the winter so I called them up and they came out right away. Kurt was so helpful and professional! He explained everything that was going on in my house and gave me  peace of mind.

    M.I., Homeowner in Norridge, IL
  • "The employees that showed up were friendly and took care to make sure they kept the house clean while performing the aeroseal job. They explained the procedure thoroughly, I would recommend this company A+."

    T.B., Elgin, IL
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  • "I had Priority energy clean and then aeroseal my supply ducts; what a great experience! Great communication, great technicians, and great overall customer service!

    M.G., Downers Grove, IL
  • The Duct Leakage assessment we had yesterday was extremely informative! I'm glad we had you come to our home.

    D.K. Homeowner, Chicago, IL
  • Anthony was brilliant and answered all my questions. Really appreciate his expertise on our energy audit!
    January 2023

    S.K., Chicago, IL

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