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RESNET HERS Rater Training & Exams


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The RESNET HERS Rater Training program will give you the knowledge necessary to provide homeowners and home builders with a detailed analysis of energy consumption and options to save money by conserving energy.

The RESNET HERS Rater Training program prepares you to offer home energy audits and home energy ratings on new construction homes. This fully online program includes 20 hours of accredited HERS Rater Training, a trial license to energy modeling software, 2 probationary ratings from plans, online practice questions, and all RESNET HERS Rater certification exams.

In addition to building science principles, you’ll learn about the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and the HERS Index, which compares the energy efficiency of different homes to one another.

With this online (self-paced) program, you’ll get instant access to the curriculum as soon as you register, and you’ll be able to follow along with the pre-recorded videos any time 24/7 for 6 months! When you’re ready to take your exams, simply schedule the day/time that works for you and your proctor, and we will assist with getting your exam sessions scheduled in the RESNET testing portal. All three exams (Core, Practical Simulation, and Combustion Safety Simulation) are administered virtually – and all exam fees are included in the cost of the training program.

This online RESNET HERS Rater Training program is ideal for home inspectors, HVAC technicians, insulation contractors, weatherization professionals, general contractors, and anyone looking to add home energy audits to their business. Especially if you plan to start a home performance company of your own, the RESNET HERS Rater Certification illustrates your strong technical knowledge and skill set. You’ll be able to work with builders and developers that are interested in pursuing the 45L tax credit and/or those participating in the ENERGY STAR New Homes program.

Cost of online training: $1899

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