Energy Auditor: RESNET HERS Rater Training & Certification

resnet hers rater trainingNow 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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25 Hours of Online Building Science & HERS Rater Training

Instructional Videos on How to Use Blower Door & Duct Leakage Equipment

30-Day Trial License to Energy Modeling Software

Required Homework Assignments: 2 Energy Models from Plans

Equipment Discounts from Retrotec & The Energy Conservatory

250+ RESNET Practice Questions

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)

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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





Blower Door & Pressure Diagnostics

Duct Testing

Mechanical Systems

Combustion Safety

Building Structure & Drawings

Health & Safety

Energy-Efficient Mortgages

Post-Course Instructions:  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.

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re: HERS training

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2018-04-04 09:18.

Hi Lonnie, thanks for your questions. If the New Mexico employment office is currently offering a grant, we should be able to support it. It really depends on the requirements of the grant itself. Generally, the way in which we move forward is for you to get approval from the employment office that our course meets the criteria of the grant. You will participate in the training, and then we will work directly with the employment office to receive payment.

The RESNET HERS Rater Certification is nationally recognized, so it will be valid in New Mexico. Our online course includes 25 hours of training and also includes the cost of the four required certification exams. Please note that HERS Rater candidates have one year to complete all of the certification requirements (ie, training, passing the four exams, and completing 5 home energy models under the supervision of a Quality Assurance Provider).

In order to become a HERS Rater, you will need equipment, such as a blower door, duct blaster, manometer, CO analyzer, combustible gas leak detector, and possibly an infrared camera. Our RESNET students receive discounts from the leading equipment manufacturers, so we can help you acquire this equipment. As part of the certification process, you will need to sign up with a Quality Assurance Provider, which involves an annual membership fee that will supply licenses to energy modeling software and other resources.

For more information about the RESNET HERS Rater certification process, please give us a call at 877-753-4252. We're happy to explain the course options further and set you on the path to becoming a HERS Rater.
- Lesley @ Everblue

HERS training

Submitted by Lonnie Snyder (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2018-04-03 17:21.

Need to know if financing this course can be accomplished through New Mexico employment office grant. Also, will my certification be applicable here in New Mexico? How long does it take to complete the course? What other additional costs for tools, equipment etc.

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