BPI Training at Priority Energy

2024 Training Schedule (In-person)

BPI Building Analyst Technician (BA-T)
March 11 & 12, 2024

BPI Building Analyst Professional (BA-P)
April 8 & 9, 2024

RESNET HERS Rater Training
May 6 - 10, 2024

Energy Star for Single Family Homes
v3.1 for HERS Raters (18 CEs)

May 20 & 21, 2024

Certification Renewal Exams on Request

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Priority Energy is an official BPI Training and Testing Center with a BPI-approved indoor test house on-site. Train to become a BPI-certified Energy Auditor by following a proprietary curriculum that combines classroom and hands-on building science and home assessment instruction. The Training Center offers BPI classes, exam proctoring, BPI Certification renewals, and BPI continuing education courses.

BPI training is recommended for anyone working in the home performance and weatherization fields, including builders, contractors, and technicians, to ensure the entire workforce is following BPI's nationally recognized protocols.

Certified energy auditors use BPI's house-as-a-system approach to improve the performance of existing homes; an approach proven to reduce homeowners' annual utility bills by as much as 20% or more. 

Business owners and their employees may be eligible for an IWT Grant for BPI Training
New and existing companies can apply for grant funding to train and certify themselves and their employees to avert layoffs and grow the business. The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grant could provide as much as $25,000 to train your staff. 

The following websites will provide more information: IWT for Cook County Business OwnersIWT for DuPage County Business, OwnersIWT for Lake County Business Owners, and IWT for Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Business Owners.

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

Building Science Principles (BSP) Training

Understanding Building Science is the foundation to any weatherization, energy auditing, construction or HVAC career. It is the study of how all the components of a building interact and impact the energy efficiency and health of a home or building. This includes material selection, mechanicals, construction methods, design, orientation and climate. 

Priority Energy's Building Science Professional (BSP) training is a two-day program in which we explain the above concepts using a combination of BPI's BSP Reference Guide, proprietary materials, and demonstrations in the on-site lab. Our instructors will prepare students to pass the BSP exam and earn the Certificate of Knowledge.  Beginning June 1, 2023, anyone wishing to pursue the Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) and Building Analyst Professional (BA-P) certifications must pass this pre-requisite course. 

BPI has made the BSP materials and exam available for purchase on-line. Students can study the BSP Reference Guide at their own pace and take the BSP exam on their own. Go to https://www.bpi.org/certificate. Click the arrow on the left to Buy Reference Guide and Online Exam.

Building Science Principles (BSP) 2-Day Course and Exam: $850 pp  

BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification (IDL) Training

Priority Energy's IDL training will teach students to perform duct leakage and blower door tests in compliance with IECC codes for new home construction or existing homes. Anyone performing code compliance testing services must have a nationally approved IDL, DET or HERS Rater certification. The IDL certification proves you can conduct duct leakage tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard and blower door tests to the ASTM E779 standard. 

During our one-day Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) class students will learn how to measure whole-house air leakage and duct system tightness using the Blower Door and Duct Blaster diagnostic equipment. By following  BPI's IDL Certification Scheme book, Field Guide, and our hands-on instructions, students will be very prepared to pass the practical exam.

IDL Certification Course and Exam: $975.

BPI Air Leakage Control Installer Certification (ALCI) Training

Certified Air Leakage Control Installers are hired to tighten the building envelope in existing homes to reduce energy loss, improve comfort issues and elimate the infiltration of pollutants and allergens. Proper insulation and weatherization installation play a big part in the overall energy efficiency and health of a home or building. 

Priority Energy’s two-day session includes instruction on specific air leakage control measures in accessible and inaccessible unconditioned and semi-conditioned spaces of existing residential homes. Students will get hands-on instruction with materials and equipment as they practice on each of BPI’s seven required structural props set up in our training lab.

The ALCI certification exam is a hands-on demonstration of a student’s weatherization knowledge and ability. Candidates must explain and demonstrate their skills at seven different scenarios/props to pass the exam. Students are allowed up to 7 hours for completion.

ALCI Certification Course and Exam: $4950.

BPI Building Analyst Technician Certification (BA-T) Training

The BPI Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) certification is an entry level credential for workers in the home performance industry It is a step toward becoming a certified Energy Auditor or Building Analyst Professional (BA-P). 

Priority Energy’s BA-Technician training package is a six-day program which begins with Building Science Principles (BSP) training and is a pre-requisite for BA-T certification. Students must pass the fundamental BSP exam before proceeding with the BA-T trainng. exam is administered. Utilizing BPI's Building Science Handbook and our own materials students will be well-prepared to pass this required open-book exam.  BA-T instruction, Once students pass this open book exam they will 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 Scince Principles (BSP) training
  • BSP Certificate of Knowledge Exam
  • Building Science: Energy, thermodynamics, combustion science, moisture, psychrometrics, building airflow and mechanical systemsavings Calculations.
  • Buildings and Their Systems: Building components, construction, mechanical equipment, building thermodynamics, building airflow, indoor air quality, and renewables.
  • Testing and Data Collection - Building and components, combustion safety testing, carbon monoxide testing, combustion fuel leak testing, blower door testing, mechanical ventilation, insulation assessment, heating and AC distribution systems, domestic hot water, appliances, lighting, fenestrations, baseload, water conservation, health and safety, and construction details.
  • Hands-on diagnostic equipment instruction and "practice time" in the training lab.
  • Skills-based BA-T Field Exam

BSP plus BA-T Six Day Course with BSP Exam and BA-T Field Exam: $2895

BA -T Two-day Course with BPI One-on-One Field exam: $2400

BPI Building Analyst Professional (BA-P)

The BPI Building Analyst Professional (BA-P) is the last step to becoming a certified Energy Auditor. With this advanced training a BA-T will be able to conduct energy modeling, building analysis, and data evaluation in order to provide a comprehensive energy audit report with a list of prioritized home performance recommendations.

The BA-P certification is earned by passing an online written exam. An active Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) certfication is required prior to taking this exam. 

Priority Energy's in-person BA-P course is a two-day session that utilizes BPI's BA-P Scheme Book, ANSI/BPI-1100-T Home Energy Auditing Standards, ANSI/BPI-1200-S Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings, our own proprietary material and energy modeling software.

BA-P Two-day Course and Written Exam - $850

BPI Home Energy Professionals (HEP) Certifications

BPI HEP certifications 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)

Call our training coordinator for prices and to schedule an exam.

BPI Certifications Need to be Renewed Every 3 Years

The easiest way to keep your BPI certification valid is to earn 30 continuing education credits during your 3 year certification cycle.  CE credits can be earned by taking approved webinars, attending conferences or earning other certifications. You will still need to submit a BPI renewal application and pay the renewal fee, but you will not have to re-take any exams. This option is for certifications that have not yet expired only.

For BPI certifications that have expired, you will need to re-take the exams to become re-certified.

If you have questions about renewing a BPI certification or if you would like to set up a time to take a BPI exam, please call us at 312.767.9047.

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  • 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!


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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    Bryan, December 2019, Chicago, IL
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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.

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  • 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
  • David was very professional, thorough, and easy to work with. He provided us with a clear, detailed report with helpful suggestions as to how to improve our home.

    C.S. Chicago, IL
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