Building Analyst to HEP Energy Auditor Gap Analysis?

Not much buzz about the BPI / BOE "Home Energy Professional" (HEP) pilot certification exam program coming up in August and September.  100% subsidy for new or renewing HEP Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector written certification testing, and 50% subsidy for EA field testing.  Only for Weatherization Assistance Program affiliates, and only for the first 100 candidates.  New JTAs, and reconfigured HEP QCI certification as well.

See:  https://sws.nrel.gov/news    including the related DOE WAP memo 036, and the 12-page "What You Need to Know" brochure. 

For many Weatherization Assistance Program energy auditors, it means upgrading from BPI Building Analyst to BPI-HEP Energy Auditor.  In terms of setting the bar higher, a good move compared to the current watered down BA field test, but it does mean yet one more BPI certification that many people will need to get. 

Is there a BA >to> EA "gap analysis" document out there?  Or, put another way, "what additional knowledge, skills and abilities do Building Analysts need in order to become HEP Energy Auditors?" 

WAPTAC has good training materials, but not finding a gap analysis. 

http://waptac.org/WAP-Standardized-Curricula/Energy-Auditor-002D-Si...

Thanks,  Andy Duncan, Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, NH

Tags: Auditor, BPI, Energy, HEP, JTAs, QCI, WAP

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