Home Performance Assessments & Diagnostic Testing Training

This course is designed to be part of a comprehensive training plan which includes additional modules such as Combustion Safety Testing and HVAC and Mechanical Systems.


  • Participants will be able to use the “house as a system” approach as a basis for performing energy audits;
  • Participants will be able to communicate effectively with the client and other professionals in an appropriate and professional manner;
  • Participants will be able to conduct a comprehensive visual inspection focused toward health, safety and energy efficiency;
  • Participants will be able to recognize opportunities for improvement and develop an improvement plan;
  • Participants will be able to perform diagnostic tests;
  • Participants will understand the concepts of base load usage.


  • 12 BPI CEUs, 1.4 ICC CEUs

Training Includes

  • Sixteen hours of classroom/lab training by certified BPI Professionals, conducted in a green building with day lighting;
  • Access to Math Basics and Building Science online learning modules;
  • Interactive hands-on activities in a state-of-the-art weatherization training center containing demonstration equipment and two demonstration cabins;
  • Blower door & pressure differential diagnostic testing;
  • Duct pressurization & pressure pan testing;
  • Exhaust fan flow measurement;
  • NOTE: This course does not include combustion safety testing. Combustion Safety testing is offered as a separate course module.


  • Basics of Building Science and Math Basics LMS;
  • Students are encouraged to complete the Fundamentals of Building Science or similar training prior to completing this course.


Additional Information

  • This is a two-day training from 9am - 5pm with lunch provided


There are no upcoming events at this time.


Mar 05

Duct & Envelope Tightness Verification

March 5 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 23

Combustion Safety

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 19

Fundamentals of Building Science

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 04

Duct & Envelope Tightness Verification

June 4 @ 9:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 09

Beyond Residential Testing

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 11 @ 1:00 pm

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