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PDI Offers Building Science Principles
The BSP certificate is for those in the residential building trades and anyone interested in a career in building sustainability, who need to know how homes work but don't need the hands-on skills required of BPI certified pros. The knowledge can be applied to many fields including contractors, home inspectors, appraisers, code inspectors, realtors, suppliers, and sales staff.
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Industrial Training:
PDI offers a variety of industrial training topics to provide employers an opportunity to enhance and upgrade the skills of their employees.

Safety Training:
Customized and scheduled safety workshops are available to assist companies with meeting regulatory safety requirements.

Quality Training:
The Professional Development Institute offers a wide variety of quality programs through several collaborative partnerships.

All workshops can be customized to meet your company requirements and are developed for an enjoyable hands-on experience, practical discussions of the rules with real-world exercises/examples and the opportunity to work with experts. Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or a recognized professional certification.

For more information about customizing programs or workshops contact:

Ellen George, Dean of Corporate and Community Education
Phone: 309-690-6909


In the event a participant must reschedule or cancel, the participant must notify the Professional Development Institute (309-690-6900) at least 5 business days prior to all workshops. Cancellations made with less than 5 business days notice will be charged the full amount. You may, however, substitute another person in your place without additional charge.

Day Trip Cancellation Policy
To receive a full refund you must cancel all day trips at least 15 days prior to the day of the trip.

If your payment was made with a credit card, your refund will be issued back to your credit card. If your payment was made with cash or check, a refund check will be issued to you.

Note: We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified and workshop fees will be refunded.