RESNET CAZ 2015 Deadlines

Created:
Tue, 2015-01-06 10:25

In a November 2013 post, we mentioned that the RESNET Combustion Safety Deadline was fast approaching. At that point in time, RESNET had already announced that all existing HERS Raters needed to complete the new combustion safety training and testing by 2015 in order to maintain their certification. Here we are in the new year, and some may be wondering - Where do I stand? Am I still active? What do I need to do?

RESNET recently clarified its deadlines for the combustion safety requirement; all existing HERS Raters must consider the following consequences if they do not complete field training and both the combustion safety written and simulation exams by these dates...

  • Jan. 1, 2015: Certification suspended
  • April 30, 2015: Certification terminated

After April 30, anyone not up to date with RESNET's requirements will be terminated and asked to go through the entire RESNET training and certification process again to become an active HERS Rater.

RESNET CAZ Deadline

In light of this information, we have added extra RESNET CAZ classes in multiple cities nationwide through April. This training includes a brief on-demand webinar, live field training, 25-question practice exam, 25-question written exam, one-month access to the ResCaz simulation software, and finally, the interactive ResCaz simulation exam – basically everything you need to fulfill RESNET’s requirement.

The course schedule is largely comprised of live field training on Wednesday followed by the written exam on Friday. We recommend that students spend some time practicing with the ResCaz interactive software before attempting that portion of the exam. When you’re ready, you can get that portion of the exam proctored at a local library, so please do allow time for this part as well. You will want to use a PC, as the software is not compatible with a Mac.

We're now down to the wire, my friends. Combustion safety itself is a very serious and important aspect of the residential energy efficiency industry, and RESNET is also very serious about its certified professionals remaining knowledgeable on current safety standards. They're not playing any games! It's time to buckle down and get the RESNET combustion safety training you need to stay active.

*The above information is meant for existing HERS Raters. If you are new to the industry and have not yet earned your RESNET HERS Certification, please be aware that the new combustion safety modules are now included in our RESNET training package for your convenience.

So...as a reminder...

All existing HERS Raters must complete RESNET combustion safety training by April 30, 2015 to remain active!!

By Lesley Cowie