BPI Introduces the Healthy Home Evaluator Credential

BPI has been working with the Green and Healthy Homes Institute, National Center for Healthy Housing, IREC and others in the Healthy Home industry to develop what is called a “micro credential” for a Healthy Home Evaluator, this credential is not a stand alone credential but rather a credential that builds on existing BPI certifications and recognizes all that a building analyst, auditor or QCI already knows about building science, building tightness, ventilation, combustion safety, mold etc..

To get the credential you must pass a 50 question written exam…. questions are centered around toxins and hazards found in the home including: CO, Radon,Asbestos, Lead, Mold, pesticides, herbicides, Dust, VOCs, environmental tobacco smoke, slips trips and falls, fire, etc.Successful you will need to know action levels and proper referral information, governing body for environmental and consumer protection.

This credential is designed for people with a strong back ground in housing who are also aware of the known and potential health impacts associated with hazards and toxics listed above.

One of the recommendations to prepare for this exam is a two day course, based on the 7 principles of a healthy home that the National Center for Healthy Homes (NCHH) developed into a curriculum called Healthy Home Essentials for Practitioners. Also recommended, are all the EPA publications around indoor health and HUD indoor environment Intervention strategies chapter that can be found by clicking here.

We are offering the NCHH Healthy Home Essentials course as a two day tutorial at EOW this year.

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