Overview

The BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA) conducts energy audits and performs overall building performance evaluations of multifamily buildings. These building professionals examine the relationship between the building’s various systems and apply knowledge and skills to complete comprehensive evaluations of existing buildings to make prioritized recommendations that improve occupant health, safety, and comfort as well as the building’s energy efficiency and durability.

Certification Scheme Handbook

Please read the Multifamily Professional Certification Scheme Handbook  prior to taking your certification exams.

Steps to Get Multifamily Building Analyst Certified
  1. Read the Certification Scheme Handbook  and Testing Knowledge List  for the Multifamily Building Analyst certification.
     
  2. Training (optional): BPI does not require training and is not affiliated with any training centers.  However, individuals that complete training typically perform better on BPI exams. Most BPI Test Centers offer training
     
  3. Schedule your exams with a BPI Test Center in your area.
     
  4. Take your Multifamily Building Analyst Exams (both online). 
     
  5. Test Scores: After taking the online exam at the BPI Test Center, you will see your exam score on the screen. You can also log in to your candidate account to see your score.
     
  6. Certification: If successful, you will receive your certification in the mail.
Exam Fees

The cost of the online and field exams depends on the BPI Test Center providing the exams. BPI’s recommends $250 for the online exams.

Exam Preparation 

Candidates must successfully complete both a 75-question online exam and a 50-question picture-based practical exam (also online) within one (1) year of each other.

Online exam: 75 multiple-choice questions
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 65% or higher

Field exam (online): 50-question picture-based, online practical exam
Time limit: 1.5 hours
Passing score: 65% or higher

Processing time for exam results: 2-4 weeks

Please read the Multifamily Building Analyst Testing Knowledge List PDF icon for information on subjects covered on the exam.

Standards of reference for the Multifamily Building Analyst certification exams include: Technical Standards for the Multifamily Building Analyst Professional.

Recertification

BPI Multifamily Building Analysts must recertify every 3 years.

If you have accumulated and submitted at least 30 BPI Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over the course of the time you were certified, you may bypass the MFBA 50-question practical exam. 

Please review the Certification Renewal Policies  for more information. Fill out the Application for Certification Renewal  once you determine that you are eligible for recertification.