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Personnel Certification

In the construction industry, the correct installation and success of many products and systems are dependent on the skills and abilities of the worker in the field. Proper installation results in satisfied customers, increased confidence and the continued growth of the industry.  Personnel Certification aims to ensure these workers have the skill and knowledge to complete projects to the highest level.

Building Professionals Quality Institute (BPQI) is recognized as one of the first organizations to provide personal certification for workers and individuals in the energy conservation, green building and construction industry with a focus on the on-site qualification of installers.

In February 2009, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) granted BPQI accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2003 Personnel Certification Body Program, which has since then been updated to ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Certification Body Program and remains accredited under this current program. This accreditation ensures that BPQI protects the public, ensures fairness to candidates and safeguards various industry interests such as product and equipment manufacturers, building officials, architects and homeowners.

The benefits of certification:

  • Confirms that the installer has the knowledge to install the product in accordance with all requirements.
  • Provides a structured professional objective review of the installers’ abilities and makes a declaration as to these abilities.
  • Supplies the installers with continuous, up-to-date knowledge on the technical aspects of the job, along with a mechanism to continue to meet the requirements for certification.

Building Professionals Quality Institute (BPQI) shall document its structure, policies and procedures to manage impartiality and to ensure that the certification activities are undertaken impartially. Building Professionals Quality Institute (BPQI) shall have top management commitment to impartiality in certification activities. Building Professionals Quality Institute (BPQI) shall have a statement publicly accessible without request that it understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, manages conflict of interest and ensures the objectivity of its certification activities.