PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Since our start in 2009 Insight Property Services, Inc. has trained over 1,000 students throughout the United States. As a BPI Certified Education Provider, as well as an Illinois Home Inspector Continuing Education provider, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond the "normal" scope of education.

 

Our goal is to reform home industry, starting with the architecture and design all the way to ground work. Architects, Builders, Contractors, and Home Inspectors all benefit from training.  If we begin to design buildings that are sustainable, energy efficient, and healthy, the rest will follow. We believe in going above and beyond what is expected, because that is what allows us to grow and to create a better future where "Green Homes" are the new normal. We believe that by continuously educating ourselves and others we can make this a reality. Energy efficient, healthy, and sustainable homes are achievable, and the more we educate the people at the forefront of the industry, such as the architects, builders, and the contractors they hire, the more time, money and frustration people will save when it comes to their homes.  

We are a certified BPI Testing Center, a licensed IL Home Inspector Continuing Education Provider, and we provide continuing education credits for NATE and NARI as well. We provide training throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, and across the United States.

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Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

The Incumbent Working Training Program (IWT) helps local employers develop and implement training programs for current employees who need new or updated skills in order to retain employment. Up to 100% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program.

How it Works: 

Interested employers must meet criteria in order to participate. Employers must be in a targeted industry, which are defined locally. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) workforce representatives can assist the employers in determining if their industry qualifies under local guidelines as an eligible target industry. 

How a Business Qualifies: 

If the employer has been assessed as meeting the target industry criteria, the next step is to determine if they meet one or more of the following qualifying "At Risk" indicators. 

IWT Grants | Application | Program Policy | On the Job Training Grants | Certification Grants

*Insight Property Services, Inc. is not affiliated with IWT & cannot assist with questions regarding eligibility for this program. For more information regarding this program please contact Ron Schlager at Rschlager@worknetdupage.org or at (630) 955-2037.

For more information about this program visit Work Net DuPage

 

For Private or Corporate Training please contact Marketing Director Christina Colon at (630) 283-2248 Ex: 4 or Tina@InsightPSInc.com

BPI BUILDING ANALYST & ENVELOPE PROFESSIONAL COMBINED COURSE

14 BPI CEUs

Insight offers an innovative 6-day class that combines both the BPI Building Analyst & BPI Envelope Professional training and testing during the same course. This class covers the principles of Building Science, methodology of Home Performance Testing, and Retrofit Contracting. The classroom presentations prepare you for the BPI written exams, while field training in three test homes prepare you for the BPI field exams. Course materials, access to equipment, mentoring, and testing fees are included. Have your business listed as a BPI Accredited Contractor and take advantage of the growing demand for qualified performance.

**Up to $500 rebate available. Funding is through IL-DCEO. Available only to IL residents. Must pass all exams. Rebate checks are sent to applicants after proof of certification is sent to Illinois Home Performance.

DUCT TIGHTNESS (DET) VERIFIER

8 BPI CEUs | 8 NATE CEUs

 

As of July 1, 2019, the State of Illinois began enforcing IECC 2018 for new homes, which requires duct and envelope tightness testing.  In addition to existing BPI and RESNET certifications, Illinois created this new certification specifically qualified to test duct and envelope tightness. 

The Duct & Envelope Tightness Certification was designed by the Midwest Home Performance Association (Formerly the Illinois Association of Energy Raters - IAER) as a bridge between building professionals and Energy Raters. This 1-day course will introduce you to the skills necessary to perform the diagnostic testing on new homes and ensure you meet the current IECC standards.

Save time, money, and effort by testing your own work!

ADVANCED COMBUSTION SAFETY TESTING

4 BPI CEUs | 8 NATE CEUs

Prevention is the key to avoiding Carbon Monoxide hazards in the home. Each year, thousands of people in the United States become ill or die from CO poisoning. Without full CO safety and combustion diagnostics there is no way of knowing whether a system is safe or efficient. Proper Combustion Safety Testing protects both the home owner and contractor. Insight's 1-day training course will provide you with the skills necessary to property identify and inspect combustion appliances such as furnaces, space heaters, and water heaters that present potential health and safety hazards.


Learn to discover potential health/safety problems before and after the Retrofit process. Earn Continuing Education Units for the Building Analyst or HERS Rater Certifications.

 

BPI BUILDING SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

6 BPI CEUs | 8 NATE CEUs | 8 NARI CEUs | 6 IL STATE CEUs

Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home.  This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.

 

 

HOME PERFORMANCE FIELD EXPERIENCE

3 BPI CEUs

Has it been a while since you've performed a BPI Energy Audit on a house? If you need a refresher course, or are looking to earn addition BPI CEUs, this is a great opportunity! You can join one of Insight's Field Proctors at the home of one of their customers or one of yours. 

Insight's proctor will provide any necessary test equipment and will guide you in testing the home. This evaluation will follow the BPI 1200 standards and will include generating a Home Energy Score and an actionable work-scope. 

This course will consist of following the Home Performance Testing Procedure of completing a Homeowner Interview, an Exterior Walk-around, an Interior Walk-through, an Attic/Crawlspace Inspection, and inspecting the mechanical equipment. Then the class will test for gas leaks, perform applicable combustion safety testing, and measure & evaluate mechanical ventilation. Building infiltration testing will include blower door testing, infrared surveying, zone-pressure testing, and pressure panning. Finally, there will be data gathering for generating a Home Energy Score. 

The completed Home Energy Score and a prioritized work-scope will be submitted afterwards and evaluated in order to complete the training session and earn BPI CEUs. 

Contact us for more information! 

 

 

QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR (QCI)

10 BPI CEUs

As of July 1, 2015, every weatherized home must receive a final inspection by a QCI certified individual.

The goals for the course are to teach the basic principles and techniques of proper Weatherization Quality Control Inspections. The class will cover the Quality Control Inspection process as a check and balance system in the areas of In-Progress Inspections and Final Quality Inspections of the Weatherization work with regard to various topics.

Mind you, this class is not for everyone one -- 
You must have BPI approval to take the exams

 

BPI RBE-WHALCI

4 BPI CEUs

If you are interested in a career as a professional air sealing technician or insulation installer, this course is for you. This 5-day hands-on course covers the house as a system, insulation types, performance and installation, air sealing basics, dense-pack training, and work scopes.

 

 

AIR LEAKAGE: THE 3RD MOST DESTRUCTIVE HOME ISSUE

2 BPI CEUs

Keeping homes dry and warm is essential for an effective controlled environment.  Controlling air flow has been overlooked as a key aspect of achieving these goals.  Air flow affects indoor air quality, comfort, building durability, condensation, combustion safety, recurring mold, icicles and more.  We will explore these and other issues and show how uncontrolled air flow can be the common link among many problems in homes. Air sealing solutions will also be presented. While "homes have to breathe", we will discuss what that means in a practical sense rather than it being a justification for sloppy installations and poor assemblies. 

ATTIC & CRAWLSPACE VENTILATION

2 BPI CEUs

Ventilation is used to manage moisture and heat in attics and crawlspaces, yet most ventilation is undersized and poorly incorporated.  As many as 4 different trades must coordinate on a new home to properly ventilate the attic.  A lack of coordination results in most attics being poorly ventilated – leading to mold growth and structure deterioration.   While attics and crawlspaces are physically connected to a home, the air, moisture and pollutants in these spaces should not be exchanged with the rest of the home.  The attic and crawlspace ventilation must be separate from the fresh air exchange to the living space.

View sample reports from our past Home Inspections, Home Performance Audits, Air Quality Tests, etc. 

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