Posted by: lcowie | November 16, 2010

The Next Steps after BPI Training

Once you become certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), lots of doors will open for you. Not only will you be able to conduct home energy audits, but you can also become an exam proctor (so long as you attach yourself to a BPI affiliate).

It’s very easy to become an exam proctor. You just have to fill out an application and read the code of ethics. Sign off on that information and send to BPI.

Being a BPI exam proctor should be pretty easy. It’s just like being a proctor for any other institution. You just make sure that the students are not using unacceptable notes (BPI Standards are ok) and that they do not exceed the time limit.

I won’t mind being a proctor. Most people would probably dislike having to be silent for so long. I’m happy to be contributing to BPI any way that I can!

The only problem is that my certification expires in three years. The proctor will once again become the student. I wish BPI Certification lasted a lifetime, but I bet you have to re-test in order to stay current on building trends, which makes sense. I’m not too worried about it; the written test wasn’t that hard.

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