BPI Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Professional
The course covers the basics of residential construction, insulation, air leakage, ventilation, indoor air quality, combustion principles, HVAC and safety. Students will learn usage, applications and receive hands-on practice with all the tools associated with performing energy audits. These include; Blower Door, Combustion Analyzer, Gas Leak Detector, Pressure Pans, Exhaust Flow Hood and related test equipment. The course covers the basics of residential construction, insulation, air leakage, ventilation, indoor air quality, combustion principles, HVAC and safety.
The focus of this course is the role of air conditioning and heat pump systems within the whole building. Covers concepts and practices to diagnose and correct problems to achieve peak performance and maximize occupant comfort. Topics include air conditioning and heating system science, load & system sizing, ventilation system design & installation, and system diagnostics.
The class will prepare students for, and includes, the two proctored BPI Tests required to become a BPI Certified Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Professional. This course is a mixture of presentation/lecture material and hands on equipment practice.
This course is intended for students to become BPI Certified. The course does not, by itself, qualify a student to practice any particular trade. There are numerous trades that recognize and/or require BPI Certification as a component of a potential employee or contractor’s resume. There are various local, state and national agencies that require BPI Certification.
This course is a total of 36 hours including testing.
Requirements for admission
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. The minimum recommended age for students is 18 years old, younger students may be accepted on an individual basis. A refrigerant handling certification is a prerequisite; CFR Section 608 Type II or Universal.
Tuition: $ 1,545
Administration Fee (Enrollment Deposit) $ 50,
BPI Written Test Fee $ 250
BPI Field Test Fee $ 550
Total tuition & fees: $ 2,395