RESNET HERS Rater

RESNET HERS Rater

Course Details

RESNET HERS Rater

CleanEdison's RESNET HERS Rater course aligns with the standards of excellence set forth by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). This course will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and certification needed to analyze the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings.

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    • A RESNET HERS Rater certification is particularly valuable for new construction because RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System is the only way to qualify new homes for the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR label.
    • There is a $2000 45L Tax Credit for home-builders/contractors that construct homes that are 50% more energy efficient than the IECC 2004 standard, provided that they have HERS Rater Certification.
    • This training can stand alone, or it can be a complement to our BPI certification courses.
    • Our classes are taught by energy auditing experts who are fully qualified RESNET HERS Raters and our course materials are fully approved by the RESNET Training and Education Committee.

    There are no prerequisites for this course. Our RESNET HERS Rater training is ideal for:

    • Insulation professionals
    • HVAC professionals
    • General contractors
    • Home inspectors
    • Anyone else interested in analyzing the energy efficiency in residential homes.

    CleanEdison's Home Energy Rater Services (HERS) training is a 32-hour training course that meets national standards for energy raters adopted by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).

    Course Objectives:

    • Have an understanding of the various types within a home, their components and functions and how they inter-operate 
    • Know the process of completing a RESNET HERS Rater and be able to communicate this to Customers
    • Be able to conduct safety and performance tests to assess system conditions, identify savings opportunities and prepare a "workscope" with meaningful, cost effective retrofit solutions
    • Pass the RESNET HERS Rater written and field exams 

    Agenda

    Course Outline:

    • Section 1: What is RESNET
    • Section 2: Building Science Basics
    • Section 3: Building Shell
    • Section 4: Windows and Doors
    • Section 5:  Exterior Audit Air Leakages
    • Section 6: Insulation
    • Section 7: Light & Appliances
    • Section 8: Cooling Systems 
    • Section 9: Heating Systems
    • Section 10: Water Heating Systems
    • Section11: Health and Safety
    • Section 12: Rating Procedure
    • Section 13: Computing the Rating
    • Section 14: Rem/Rate Training
    • Section 15: Putting the Rater and Rating to Work

    Day 4 Course Outline: 

    • Field Work
    • 28 hours of online instruction
    • 2 days of classroom training
    • Ratings required for certification
    • Home Energy Rating Handbook
    • Online Rem/Rate Software and Plan Take Off Training Video
    • RESNET CAZ & Workscope Testing
    • RESNET National Rater Exam fee (Exam taken online, last day of class)
    • CleanEdison Pass Guarantee: if you do not pass the certification exam on your first try, you may re-take the course at no additional cost

    CleanEdison's RESNET HERS Rater course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized RESNET HERS Rater certification.

    Here are the steps to becoming eligible for, and successfully passing, the RESNET HERS Rater exam:

    Step 1: Training

    Take a RESNET HERS Rater course with CleanEdison in your area.

    Step 2: Exam

    The RESNET HERS Rater exam will be provided directly after the course by a CleanEdison RESNET Training Provider affiliate.

    In order to pass the written and field exam you will need to do the following:

    • Take a 50-question online open-book exam that covers the fundamentals of building science as well as knowledge specific to the certification being attempted
    • Complete the applicable exams successfully, with an overall score of 80% or higher

    Live Course + Exam Fees + 2 provisional audits: $1995*

    Early Bird Discount: Only $1795 when you book 30 days or more in advance!

    One-on-One Tutoring: $100 per hour - Sessions scheduled with trainer after purchase

    *Student financing and payment plans now available! Call 888-513-3476 for more information. (Not available with early bird discount)

    CleanEdison Course Policy

    What is RESNET and What is HERS?

    RESNET stands for the Residential Energy Services Network, it is a national standards organization that is officially recognized by the federal government for verification of building energy performance.

    HERS stands for a Home Energy Rater, which is the professional that completes the diagnostic tests needed to determine how efficient a building is on the 0-100 HERS Index.

    What is the Average Salary and Amount of Work Available for Energy Auditors?

    The national average salary for an energy auditor is $64,030 and the industry is expected to add over 600,000 over the next 10 years.

    How can I become a HERS Rater?

    To become a HERS Rater, you must take an accredited HERS RATER Training Course, pass the national RESNET HERS Rater exam, perform two field inspections in the presence of a RESNET certified rater trainer, and complete three probationary ratings under the supervision of a Quality Assurance Designee (QAD) with a RESNET accredited rating provider.

    How is the RESNET HERS Rater Exam Structured?

    The RESNET HERS Rater Test is an online, 50-question, multiple-choice exam covering building science concepts and rating procedures. Prospective raters have two hours to complete this open-book test and must answer 80% or more of the questions correctly in order to pass. Raters receive their results immediately after completing the test. Successful examinees will be listed in the directory of certified raters posted on RESNET's website.

Course Locations Select a location for additional class details

April 29th, 2014
May 20th, 2014
June 25th, 2014
May 20th, 2014

Name Location Start Date End Date Price
RESNET HERS Rater Hyattsville, MD April 29th, 2014   $1995
RESNET HERS Rater Indianapolis, IN May 20th, 2014   $1995
RESNET HERS Rater Newark, NJ June 25th, 2014   $1995
RESNET HERS Rater San Antonio, TX May 20th, 2014   $1995
RESNET HERS Rater Tutoring, AA July 22nd, 2014   $1995

Course Reviews

  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 4, 2012
    "This course was very good, I will try to add to these certifications in the future"
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    July 5, 2013
    "Very glad with the instructor, answered all questions expertly"
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    June 8, 2013
    "It was a satisfactory training, the instructor was knowledgeable"
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    July 8, 2013
    "Happy I enrolled on this course, very informative and well organized"
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    July 5, 2013
    "Looking forward my first job as RESNET specialist, this course was excellent"
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    February 22, 2013
    "Very useful course, I learnt quickly and got my certification right away"
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    January 25, 2013
    "Enjoyed the sessions and especially the practice audits"
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    July 4, 2013
    "Looking forward obtaining more certifications at CleanEdison, they made getting the certification easy"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    June 28, 2013
    "The course was excellent, the material was easy to follow"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 28, 2013
    "It was a great learning experience, I am ready for the test"
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    February 25, 2013
    "Thanks to CleanEdison, I am getting started on this new line of business"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    March 25, 2013
    "The practice audits were very useful, we all had a chance to practice"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    April 25, 2013
    "The instructor was very good, an expert, and was very patient "
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    January 30, 2013
    "The CleanEdison courses are well designed and I learnt a lot"
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    February 28, 2013
    "Glad I could enroll at CleanEdison they made the RESNET test easy"
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    March 30, 2013
    "There are many opportunities in this field, the course at CleanEdison will allow me to apply to new jobs"
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    April 30, 2013
    "I am ready for the test, this was an excellent preparation"
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    June 30, 2013
    "I am very satisfied with this course, I feel ready for the certification test"
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    July 31, 2013
    "This was an excellent decision, will try to enroll in the BPI course next year"
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    August 31, 2013
    "This course was very good, the instructor did not waste any time and made sure everybody learnt."
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    October 30, 2013
    "I increased my skills during these sessions, the practical experience was very beneficial"
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    November 15, 2013
    "This course is well planned and well executed, the instructor was a true expert"
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    November 1, 2013
    "Enjoyed these sessions at CleanEdison, the material is very helpful"
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    December 10, 2013
    "It was a great learning experience, even though it was highly technical the instructor made it pleasant"
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    December 1, 2013
    "At CleanEdison, they are very helpful to find ways to finance the course, thanks!"
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    April 1, 2013
    "My first time at CleanEdison, it was a great experience. I am really satisfied with the outcome"
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    March 5, 2013
    "This CleanEdison course is excellent, it offered practical tools towards the certification"
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    February 20, 2013
    "There is high demand for RESNET specialists, I am glad I completed this course with CleanEdison"
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    January 15, 2013
    "With this course, I have become more competitive."
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    August 5, 2013
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    May 25, 2013
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    April 12, 2013
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    March 4, 2013
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    September 26, 2012
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    October 23, 2012
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    November 15, 2012
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    March 11, 2013
    "CleanEdison covers a good amount of material during the all-day training session. The post review of material content and study questions are extremely helpful for studying and preparing yourself for the exam. "
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    June 1, 2013
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    March 25, 2013
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    March 21, 2013
    "Training was very high quality. The trainer was a nice guy, had a lot of patience but still got through everything we needed to know."
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    March 21, 2013
    "Course material was good, CleanEdison has been very helpful. Teacher was knowledgeable."
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    February 20, 2013
    "Great experience overall. Instructor definitely knew his stuff. The test wasn't easy, but I felt confident going in. Thank you."
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