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SIPA Registered Builder Program

The SIPA Registered Builder Program offers training and distinction for installers of structural insulated panels. SIPA Registered Builders and Master Builders have the knowledge and training to construct SIP building enclosures that are safe, durable, and energy efficient.

See the SIPA membership directory for a list SIPA Registered Master Builders.

SIPA Registered Builder Training

Enrolling in the SIPA Registered Builder Program is a great way to market your company as a trained SIP installer. Registered Builders can use the SIPA Registered Builder logo in their marketing materials and indicate their designation on their online membership profile.

There are two levels of training in the SIPA Registered Builder Program. To become a SIPA Registered Builder, participants must complete the online BEST training program offered through SIPA's website.

After completing the online training program, builders can advance to become a SIPA Registered Master Builder by attending a hands-on training workshop and submitting a blower door test from a completed SIP project. SIPA offers two alternative compliance options for builders that have more than five years of experience working with SIPs or have attended the SIPschool’s SIPs 301 Installation for SIPs Professionals course.

Registered Builder Training Program

Option A - Online Training

  1. Complete the Builder Education with SIPs Training (BEST) online at SIPA's website
  2. Be a current SIPA member in good standing
  3. Submit the SIPA Registered Builder Application
Option B – Hands-on Training
  1. Be a current SIPA member in good standing
  2. Complete the SIPA Registered Builder Application
  3. Submit documentation of successful completion of the SIPschool SIPs 301 course 

     

Registered Master Builder Training Program

There are three different compliance options for becoming a SIPA Registered Master Builder.

Option A – Builders that are new to SIPs
Choose this option if you are new to SIP construction and/or would like to learn more about SIP construction through the online study.

  1. Complete the SIPA Master Builder Application
  2. Complete the online Builder Education with SIPs Training (BEST) provided through this website and pass the tests provided at the end of each lesson
  3. Attend regional SIPA Registered Builder hands-on training class with OSHA forklift certification or the SIPschool SIPs 202 Installation Workshop
  4. Submit a blower door test result conducted by a RESNET certified energy rater from a recently completed project with a result not to exceed 2.0 ACH50
  5. Complete the SIPA Registered Builder Checklist on the blower door tested project

Builders will be considered a “builder in training” until the blower door test and Registered Builder Checklist are submitted. Upon completion of the program, the builder will receive the following year’s SIPA builder membership at no charge.

Option B – Existing SIPA members and experienced SIP builders
This option is for builders who have been working with SIPs for more than 5 years or have constructed a minimum of 10 SIP buildings. Applicants must demonstrate competency through an online test and describe their SIP construction experience. The application is subject to review by the SIPA Education Committee.

  1. Complete the SIPA Master Builder Application
  2. Pass the SIPA Registered Builder test with a score of 80 percent or better. You must be logged in as a SIPA member to access the test
  3. Submit a blower door test result conducted by a RESNET certified energy rater from a recently completed SIP project with a result not to exceed 2.0 ACH50
  4. Complete the SIPA Registered Builder Checklist on the blower door tested project

Option C – Certified Installer (SIPs 301) graduate
This option is only for builders that have attended the SIPschool’s SIPs 301 Installation for SIPs Professionals course. Attendees are given one year of SIPA builder membership at no charge.

  1. Complete the SIPA Master Builder Application
  2. Submit documentation of successful completion of the SIPschool SIPs 301 course
  3. Submit a blower door test result conducted by a RESNET certified energy rater from a recently completed SIP project with a result not to exceed 2.0 ACH50
  4. Complete the SIPA Registered Builder Checklist on the blower door tested project

 

SIPA does not endorse, provide any warranties of any kind and has no control over the quality of the workmanship or conditions of the products or services offered by individual graduates of the Registered Builder Program (or Registered Master Builder Program). SIPA cannot accept responsibility for product performance and designs as actually constructed. Consult your local jurisdiction or design professional to assure compliance with code, construction and performance requirements.

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