The HIP Certification Exam is a test that covers the basic concepts of the HIP and helps to ensure that your business can succeed under the special rules and structure of the HIP. Certification tests are provided for both designers and contractors who complete the HIP Certification Training. The open-note, open-book, take-home test is directly based on the content provided in the training and we will provide you with all of the information you need to find the answers. Questions will be written in a way that helps you hone your knowledge and gives you practice answering the most common questions you may get from participating homeowners. Only professionals who take the training and score at least 75% on the exam will be added to the HIP Professional Roster that is distributed to homeowners.
The HIP organizers – the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County and the Whatcom Conservation District – are not endorsing any specific business / contractor / vendor or making any representation or warranty regarding their qualifications, products, or workmanship. The City of Bellingham, Whatcom County and Whatcom Conservation District disclaim any liability that may be alleged to arise from the work of any business / contractor / vendor on a customer project. HIP-Approved Professionals have received a Certification of Completion of HIP-related trainings and examinations, which does not make any guarantees in regard to workmanship, quality, or accuracy in financial estimates.