ASTRACOR Offerings

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Astracor offers the 8 hour pre-licensure business course (C01) to new or prospective contractors on a monthly basis in a bilingual format  (Astracor ofrece el curso de 8 horas de pre-licenciatura a los nuevos contratistas sobre una base mensual en un formato bilingüe).

We are working on a contractor test prep course (required for A & B licensing) as well as a specialty designation test prep course (required for all licenses).

We also offer DPOR RBEA (Residential Building Energy Analyst) license training, consisting of completion of a BPI certification program (BSP, BA, or IDL) and: C02 – Audit Ride-Alongs (5 req.)

Please contact us for detailed information on listed program offerings, scheduling, and current pricing. ASTRACOR’s training qualifications are officially recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and Region 11 Workforce Investment Board (Skillsource Group, Arlington County One-Stop and Alexandria City JobLink); additionally, ASTRACOR is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) registered Test Center and Va DPOR (Department of Professional Occupation Regulation) approved training provider. For a listing of home improvement course offerings available though Arlington County go to:

Green Training Offerings:

ASTRA-Green BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Pathway (Dates/Times TBA) (¡Ahora en Español!)

Our classroom training complements the Building Performance Institute BSP Study Guide and greatly improves your chances of passing the BPI BSP online examination – Nuestro entrenamiento complementa la Guía de Estudio de BSP de BPI y aumenta considerablemente sus posibilidades de pasar el examen en línea

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  • S01 Basic Building Science (2.5 hrs)
  • S02 Building as a System (2.5 hrs)
  • S03 Building Envelope (2.5 hrs)
  • S04 “Green” Technology for New & Existing Construction (2.5 hrs)

ASTRA-Green Weatherization Tech Pathway (Dates/Times TBA – PREREQUISITE: BSP Training)

  • P01 NCCER OSHA Training (10 hrs)
  • W01 Air Sealing Basics (2.5 hrs)
  • W02 Air Sealing Lab (2.5 hrs)
  • W03 Insulation Basics (2.5 hrs)
  • W04 Insulation Lab (2.5 hrs)
  • W05 Weatherization Field Training (5 hrs)

ASTRA-Green BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Pathway  (Dates/Times TBA – PREREQUISITE: BPI BSP Training)

  • D01 Blower Door Setup & Operation (2.5 hrs)
  • thD02 Duct Blaster Setup & Operation (2.5 hrs)
  • D03 IDL Field Training (5 hrs)



ASTRA-Green BPI Building Analyst Pathway  (Dates/Times TBA – PREREQUISITE: BPI BSP Training)blower_door_test[1]

  • B01 Math for Energy Pros (2.5 hrs)
  • B02 General Home Assessment (2.5 hrs)
  • B03 Combustion Safety Protocol (2.5 hrs)
  • B04 Carbon Monoxide Testing (2.5 hrs)
  • B05 Air Infiltration Analysis (2.5 hrs)
  • B06 BA Field Training (5 hrs)
  • B07 Ventilation & IAQ (2.5 hrs)

ASTRA-Green BPI Envelope Professional Pathway  (Dates/Times TBA – PREREQUISITE: BPI BA Training)

  • E01 Home Investigation Protocol (2.5 hrs)envelope
  • E02 Air Sealing Diagnostics (2.5 hrs)
  • E03 Thermal Insulating Diagnostics (2.5 hrs)
  • E04 Drainage, Vapor, & Moisture Control (2.5 hrs)
  • E05 HVAC System Evaluation & Retrofit (2.5 hrs)
  • E06 EP Field Training (5 hrs)
  • E07 Work Scope & Report Development (2.5 hrs)

ASTRA-Green BPI/HHS/GHHI Home Health Evaluator Professional Pathway  (Dates/Times TBA – PREREQUISITE: BPI BA Training)hd

  • H01 Client Relations Protocol (1.5 hrs)
  • H02 Home Safety Hazards (1.5 hrs)
  • H03 Environmental Health Hazards (1.5 hrs)
  • H04 Visual Inspection (1.5 hrs)
  • H05 Quantitative Measurements (1.5 hrs)
  • H06 HHE Field Training (3 hrs)
  • H07 Intervention Strategies (1.5 hrs)

ASTRA-Green DOE Energy Auditor/Quality Control Inspector Professional Pathways (Dates/Times TBA – PREREQUISITE: BPI EP Training)

  • A01 Exterior Investigation Protocol (2.5 hrs)energy_audit
  • A02 Interior Investigation Protocol (2.5 hrs)
  • A03 Attics & Foundations (2.5 hrs)
  • A04 Appliances & Mechanicals (2.5 hrs)
  • A05 Energy Auditor Field Training (5 hrs)
  • Q01 In-Process Observations (2.5 hrs)
  • Q02 Post-Work Evaluation (2.5 hrs)
  • Q03 QCI Field Training (5 hrs)

BPI/DOE Certification Examinations (Date/Time TBA – Call for Appointment)

  • BPI Building Science Principles (Online)DOE_Logo_Resized
  • BPI Building Analyst (Online & Field)
  • BPI Envelope Pro (Online & Field)
  • BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (Online & Online Practical)
  • BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Pro (Field)
  • DOE Energy Auditor (Online & Field)
  • DOE Quality Control Inspector (Online & Field)
  • HHE (Home Health Evaluator) (Online)
  • Individual Mock Field Exam Training Available