BPI


The Building Professional Institute (BPI) was originally established at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1992 by the Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) and the Construction Research Center (CRC) at UTA. The BPI is typically an annual week long program of quality education and training for the Building Professionals including Builders, Building Officials, Contractors, Municipal Inspectors, Real Estate Inspectors,Architects, Engineers, Plumbers, Fire Protection Personnel, Code Enforcement, Permit Technicians, Electricians,and Environmental Health and Safety Personnel. Many of these professionals need areas certifications and approved continuing education to maintain their licensing and expertise. Such courses and training are developed and offered by BPI.

BOAT is a Preferred Provider approved by the International Code Council.  Provider #1030.ICC Preferred Provider logo

To satisfy the huge demand of training and education in the state of Texas, BOAT established four annual BPI’s: Houston BPI, North Texas BPI, Central Texas BPI and West Texas BPI.

And now, you can earn continuing education hours anytime, anywhere! BPI, in conjunction with Utah State University, is offering new 3-hour, online training courses with instructor Russell Thornburg. Course is applicable to designers, contractors, framers, and building inspectors. Click on the link below for information and to register.  Here are the courses currently available with more on the way:

  • Means of Egress|2018 IRC
  • Safety Glazing in Hazardous Locations|2018 IRC and IBC
  • Wood Framing|2018 IRC

Houston  |  North Texas |  West Texas  |  Central Texas | Online Training

Upcoming Events:

Houston BPI
February 15-18, 2021
Houston, TX
Doubletree by Hilton

North Texas BPI
July 11-15, 2021
Irving, TX
Irving Convention Center

West Texas BPI – CANCELLED
September 30-October 1, 2020
Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

Central Texas BPI – Online streaming and in-Person Sessions
November 2-4, 2020
Austin, TX
Information coming soon!

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