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  ($175 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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Study Materials Included?

Submitted by Josh Baker (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2019-11-05 18:22.

Are there any text study materials included in the HERS Rater training? Or any required or recommended? I want to do some reading before I register for training but don't want to buy expensive books twice.

Study Materials Included?

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2019-11-06 10:00.

Hi Josh, thanks for your question. Since the RESNET HERS Rater Training program is 100% online, we include all supplemental resources in a digital format. The bulk of the learning, however, is in the 25 hours of online instruction that we’ve created (video presentations). We do not refer to a specific textbook in the class. If you’re interested in reading more about basic building science principles, I would recommend the book Residential Energy by John Krigger or reading the actual RESNET Home Energy Rating Systems Standards technical guide. If you have any other questions about the RESNET HERS Rater Certification process, give us a call at 800-460-2575 and we’d be happy to walk you through it!


Submitted by Gregg (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2019-02-26 15:47.

Will this make me a certified tester for blower door testing/air changes an hour testing in Scottsdale Arizona?

re: Testing

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2019-02-27 10:02.

Hi Gregg, yes, the RESNET HERS Rater Certification is one of the designations that can approve you for blower door testing. The other is called BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage (IDL). RESNET HERS Rater is known as the more advanced certification because it covers home energy auditing and energy modeling in addition to the blower door testing skills. BPI IDL, on the other hand, focuses exclusively on blower door and duct leakage testing. If you’re looking to acquire blower door certification to satisfy building code requirements in Scottsdale, I would recommend that you reach out to your local code official to see which certification is preferred. More often than not, the BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Certification is acceptable, but some jurisdictions ask for RESNET. Give us a call at 800-460-2575 if you have any other questions. -Lesley@Everblue

Certification Requirements

Submitted by Sharon KNoll (not verified)
Posted on Sat, 2019-02-02 10:59.

A certified home energy rater must successfully complete training by a RESNET Accredited Rater Training Provider, pass all required tests, and must be certified by a RESNET Accredited Rating Provider. I re/ad that you can't get certification until you do 5 practice ratings with a certified rater. Do you provide this or set it up or is it up to the student to find a certified rater and arrange to do the ratings with him/her?

re: Certification Requirements

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Mon, 2019-02-04 11:24.

Hi Sharon, we include 2 of the practice ratings in our RESNET HERS Rater training program. After that, candidates will need to sign up with a RESNET Accredited Rating Provider. We can assist you with transitioning to this type of organization, or the candidate can pursue that arrangement themselves. I'll send you a separate email with more information on this process.


Submitted by Ashley Weir (not verified)
Posted on Mon, 2019-07-15 11:04.

Can you send me this information to my email, as well? Thank you.

re: email

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Tue, 2019-07-16 08:55.

Hi Ashley, I have forwarded the information to you :)

For anyone else interested, the detailed information on how to become a certified RESNET HERS Rater is available online on our RESNET HERS Rater Certification Process web page.

Could you email me the info

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2019-05-21 20:04.

Could you email me the info as well ?

re: Could you email me the info

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2019-05-22 10:01.

Hi Livan, thanks for reaching out. I have emailed you the requested information. Please let me know if you have any other questions! - Lesley@Everblue

Lesley- Could you send me the

Submitted by Angie Barker (not verified)
Posted on Sun, 2019-02-24 12:11.

Lesley- Could you send me the same information? I’d like to know about the other 3 practice ratings. Thanks!

Hey Angie

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Mon, 2019-02-25 09:55.

Hi Angie, thanks for reaching out. I have emailed you the requested information. Please let me know if you have any other questions! - Lesley@Everblue

Could you please also send

Submitted by Robin H (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2019-07-09 15:06.

Could you please also send this info to me? Thanks a lot!

re: Could you please also send

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2019-07-10 09:06.

Hi Robin, I have forwarded the information to you :)

length of resnet hers traini g

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2019-01-29 10:05.

I am a crew leader for weatherization in Wy. looking for training for our whole crew

re: length of resnet hers traini g

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Tue, 2019-01-29 11:02.

Hi, thanks for your message. Everblue offers the RESNET HERS Rater training in a 100% online format. This training includes approximately 25 hours of content, including content about home energy modeling. The $1,899/person fee also includes the cost of all 4 certification exams. If you're interested in signing up your team, give us a call at 877-959-3806 and we can provide a 10% discount on the subtotal for your team. Thanks! Lesley@Everblue

re: HERS training

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2018-04-04 08:18.

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 16:21.

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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