RESNET HERS Rater Training

blower door classNow is the best time to join the home performance industry as a certified home energy rater! New construction homes are becoming more energy-efficient, thanks to HERS Raters and homebuilders working together to meet building code requirements.

This collaboration means that HERS Rater job opportunities are growing every day across the country. Whether you have an existing home performance company, or you're looking to start a home energy auditing business, the distinguished HERS Rater Certification will qualify you for home energy auditing services, code compliance verification work, and will set your company apart from the competition!

Begin the certification process with our top-rated RESNET HERS Rater training, which is required by RESNET. With this online, anytime format, you can learn anytime and anywhere. Register today!

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24/7 Access to Online Materials
Introduction to RESNET HERS Rater Standards
Difference Between Home Energy Audits & Home Energy Ratings
20 Hours of Online Building Science Training
Instructional Videos on How to Use Blower Door & Duct Leakage Equipment
Equipment Discounts from Retrotec & The Energy Conservatory
RESNET Core Exam & Fees  ($150 value)
RESNET Combustion Safety Written Exam & Fees  ($100 value)
RESNET Combustion Safety Simulation Exam & Fees  ($250 value)
RESNET Practical Simulation Exam & Fees  ($250 value)
Course Fee $1,299
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RESNET HERS Rater Training Details

Course Description: Everblue's RESNET HERS Rater Training + Testing program will provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to provide homeowners and home builders a detailed analysis of energy consumption and options to save money by conserving energy. This course will teach you how to help builders and architects improve home energy efficiency and provides instruction for energy efficiency analysis using the house-as-a-system approach.

Prerequisites: None, though experience in HVAC or construction is helpful. We'll teach you everything you need to know, evident from our pass rate, which is WAY higher than the national average!

Audience: The course is ideal for home energy auditors, home inspectors, code officials, general contractors, HVAC technicians, weatherization contractors, and anyone who shares the belief that homes should be built with energy efficiency in mind right from the start.

Learning Objectives:

This course is aligned with the RESNET technical standards and covers the following topics:

  • Difference Between Providers and Raters
  • Test Format & Exam Interface
  • HERS Index Overview
  • Construction Math
  • Principles of Energy
  • Basics of Heat
  • Insulation
  • Airflow
  • Moisture
  • Ventilation
  • Blower Door & Pressure Diagnostics
  • Duct Testing
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Combustion Safety
  • Building Structure & Drawings
  • Health & Safety
  • Energy-Efficient Mortgages

How to Become a HERS Rater

To earn this designation, a candidate must:

  • Complete Rater Training with an Accredited Rater Training Provider like Everblue
  • Pass the National Rater Core Exam
  • Pass the RESNET Practical Simulation Exam
  • Pass the RESNET Combustion Safety Written Exam
  • Pass the RESCAZ Combustion Safety Simulation Exam
  • Select a RESNET Quality Assurance (QA) Provider
  • Complete 5 Home Energy Ratings with your QA Provider

RESNET also requires that certified HERS Raters complete 18 hours of continuing education every 3 years to maintain an active HERS Rater status.

Everblue offers online HERS Rater training to prepare individuals for the written and simulation exams. After completing our online RESNET training, a candidate will need to schedule their exams at a local library or community college that offers test-proctoring services. After passing all exams, a candidate will then need to find a Quality Assurance Provider and complete their five ratings under the QA supervision.

Course Registration

Register now online or call us at 800-460-2575 to set up your order.

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