MEL· Premium Member
Hey brush. I got my cert. in 2013. First of all it was an extremely difficult certification to pass. I did some training/class work at Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn.. passed the testing with if I remember correctly a 92%. We had 16 in the class and if memory serves me, me and one other guy passed. all others failed.Has anyone taken a BPI course?
Anyone do just blower door testing?
Im curious and looking to see if you guys stay busy doing it or not.
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I worked for a company who was a contractor for several utilities including DTE and Consumers so they paid for my additional training. Keep in mind I was already a licensed builder and certified home inspector.
Once I got my certification I went out and started looking for a job. Wasn’t much out there. Mostly with insulation contractors and contractors who did
contract work with the utilities. That was no good as the pay was bad and they will often loose their three year contracts, then lay you off. Did that since like 2010. Got old fast. Everyone says they want you to work for them, then only pay $20. Hr and you use your blower door and thermal camera
So if you do get certification and catch on with a good well paying company, good for you. I stuck it out as an inspector, made better moneyand tried to do some part time energy audits but wasn’t worth the effort. I’m in south Oakland county so right in the middle of the population center. I imagine if your not in this area then you have a much smaller base.
I think perhaps part time would be the way to go if you have contacts or a related job.
BPI. Once you pass and pay your money your certified. Then they demand you take and pass additional work to keep up to date. You have to have x amount of add training and pay some more to keep current. It’s not like once your certified you keep your certification, nope. Keep certifying, keep sending money.