Tuesday 20 October 2020

BPI Building Analyst Professional

BPI Building Analyst Professional

Training Location: NYSWDA Training Center (Building 1) – 5869 Fisher Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Training will be available to those in NY whose regions have been designated for Phase Three.  If your NY region is still in Phase Two, you will not be allowed to attend training until your region attains Phase Three status.  Trainees from other states will need to provide documentation that shows their respective regions have been cleared for training.

As part of the COVID-19 state and federal protocols, NYSWDA has developed a Safety Plan to ensure the safety of you and your staff.  Below are listed the measures being taken to secure the safety of your staff as well as ours.

Please read and follow NYSWDA Re-Opening Safety Protocols .  We are taking our re-opening very seriously.  These measures are for your safety as well as our staff. No exceptions to these protocols will be allowed!

In addition, all attendees will be required to complete a Student Screening Checklist prior to attending the class.

Course Description:
Building Analyst training provides the foundation of building science through the framework of an audit process to understanding the "how's" and "why's" of building issues: ice dams, mold and indoor air quality. It is the quintessential "house-as-a-system" in what goes on in building durability, comfort and energy usage.

This five day course provides an understanding of the BPI Building Analyst Standards through classroom studies and in-field activities. The in-field portion of the class will provide hands-on training with gas appliance testing, blower door use and set-up and proper and accurate combustion appliance zone testing in the state-of-the-art NYSWDA Pressure House and Heating Lab.

The class is followed by a review of the BPI standards and the 100-question (2 hour) Building Analyst test. After the trainees successfully complete the written portion of the test, we will schedule them for the Field test.


Monday - Building Science Module

Tuesday & Wednesday:
Mornings - Auditing Module
Afternoons - Heating Lab Modules
Afternoons - Pressure House Modules

Thursday - Building Math Module

Morning - Standards Review
Afternoon - Test

Who Should Attend:
Building Auditors, experienced Crew Chiefs, anyone looking for BPI BA Certification

Course covers the dates of October 19-23, 2020

Start Time: Monday-Friday 9:00am
End Time: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm / Friday test starts at 1:00pm with 2 hours to complete

None - although it is highly recommended that attendees have a strong construction background. If not, we recommend that attendees first complete our introductory courses in Heating Systems and Chimney Fundamentals and Small Homes Auditing.

Class Size: 6


Al McMahon, NYSWDA

Course Fees; 
$725/person - NY Weatherization Sub-grantees  
$725/person - affiliate members 
$1,450/person - non-members and private contractors 

BPI Fees;
$250/person - 100-question written BA test
$500/person - Field test (must be taken within 1 year of completing the written test)

**Special note - if you wish to become an Affiliate Member, and save off the non-member rate, please contact Drew Ehrlich (315-701-0440 ext. 225 dehrlich@nyswda.orgBEFORE YOU REGISTER for the course.

NYSWDA will not be responsible for hotel costs, travel to and from the training, meals or incidentals. Lunches are ARE NOT included.
(Financial assistance may be available from local NYS Department of Labor One-Stop Centers)

Through the support of a grant from NYSERDA, and NYS HCR funding, we are able to provide quality training at discounted rates to NYSWDA members for this course.

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