BEST and SIP Builder Programs
SIPA's Building Education with SIPs Training (BEST) program is a 10-part series of online training videos and tests, offered through this website for free. BEST graduates can join SIPA at a $50 discount and secure a Company Profile on our highly-trafficked, #1 website for SIPs.
Start the course at any time by selecting a chapter title below. SIPA will track your progress through the 10 lessons. You must complete all units with an 80% passing score on the tests that follow each video presentation. Bookmark and return to this webpage when ready to proceed to the next lesson.
Lesson 1 - Introduction to SIPs
Lesson 2 - Basic SIP Design and Engineering
Lesson 3 - SIP Order Process
Lesson 4 - SIP Building Science
Lesson 5 - SIP Layout Drawings
Lesson 6 - SIP Site Planning and Coordination
Lesson 7 - SIP Layout and Panel Installation
Lesson 8 - Integrating Mechanical Systems with SIPs
Lesson 9 - SIP Finish Materials and Detailing
Lesson 10 - Common Objections for SIP Designs
Registered SIP Builders
BEST program graduates will be invited to join SIPA at a $50 discount. Your online Member Directory Profile will indicate that you are a Registered SIP Builder. SIPA's program logo can be used on your company's marketing materials. Designation as a Registered SIP Builder helps establish your company as a capable SIP installer.
Master SIP Builders
Master SIP Builder status is available 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.
- Complete the SIPA Master Builder Application
- Pass the 100-question SIPA Registered Builder test with a score of 80 percent or better. Your test results will automatically be sent to SIPA.
- 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
- Complete the SIPA Master Builder Checklist on the blower door tested project
Click here for the current list of Master SIP Builder profiles.
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 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.