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Course Description

This in-person course is centered around the BPI Healthy Housing Principles certificate. Students who successfully complete the course will learn how to evaluate residential structures, recognize hazards to human health, and advise occupants on ways to potentially improve health outcomes in their home environment. The class is appropriate for students with intermediate experience in the weatherization and home performance industries. This course will be presented as a hybrid of class presentations, lab activities, and field visits. Course content, assessments, and follow-on resources will be shared on the Training Center learning management system. This class will conclude with a proctored examination of the BPI Healthy Housing Principles examination.

Course Objectives

Students will learn about these topics:

  • Client Engagement and Education
  • The Eight Principles of Home Health
    • Keep it dry
    • Keep itclean
    • Keep itpest-free
    • Keepitsafe
    • Keep itcontainment-free
    • Keep itventilated
    • Keep itmaintained
    • Keep itenergy-efficient
  • AccurateObservations and DataCollection
  • AssessmentforAt-RiskPopulations
  • Remediation Approaches

Organization of Course

This is a lecture-lab course. Most topics are covered first in the classroom and then covered again in the training lab. Student participation in discussions in the classroom and in the lab exercises is very important. This course has a written final exam and student participation is graded as pass/fail.

Grading Criteria and Passing Score (In-House Exam)

The final exam is a written test and each student must pass with an 70% score or higher. Students that do not pass will be allowed to retake the exam in accordance with the Montana Weatherization Training Center retesting policy.

Grading Criteria and Passing Score (BPI Exam)

Candidates must be BPI Energy Auditor certified and successfully challenge the QCI online exam to become Quality Control Inspector certified.

Online exam: 50 multiple choice questions
Time Limit: 2.5 hours
Passing Score: 70%


Recertification is not required.


  • Weatherization professionals
  • Remodelers, insulation, HVAC, and other trades professionals
  • Community health workers, in-home nurses, and asthma educators
  • County and city health department staff
  • Public and private medical facility staff and administrators
  • Utility program representatives
  • Home inspectors and realtors
  • Federal, state, and local government program managers and staff
  • Secondary and post-secondary teachers and students

Course Fees

  • $575 for the public 
  • Free for associates of the Montana Weatherization Workforce
  • BPI Healthy Housing Principles certification online exam: $325

For additional information contact the Center at [email protected] or you can call (406) 586-0070.

To view and register for upcoming courses, follow this link to the MSU Academic Technology and Outreach page