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Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater Online Training

October 19, 2020 - November 04, 2020

8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Zoom (Video Conference)

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Responding to the market needs for virtual education, Southface brings this longtime training offering to a new, live online format!

Completion of this training is the necessary step for becoming a Certified Home Energy Rater authorized to administer the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), as developed and maintained by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).

Southface will present 10 live, instructor led half-day online sessions with experienced HERS trainer Mike Barcik, who has taught this course over 100 times since 1999. The training will conclude with all required RESNET evaluations, and the price includes proctoring costs for each RESNET exam.

The course requires completion of prerequisite online training modules, which must be completed prior to online instructor-led sessions. Content includes homework problems and practice test questions, as well as practice using rating software and combustion safety and rating simulator tools.

The assessment phase includes all three RESNET required tests (the 55-question National Rater Exam, the RESNET Combustion Appliance Simulation Test and the RESNET Rater Simulation Practical Test), as well as a proctored “oral exam” of blower door, duct leakage testing and ventilation air flow, as well as an actual projected rating of a home based on plans.

The course must be completed within two months of starting, but all coursework and assignments are designed to be completed comfortably within one month.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to connect with a Certified Home Energy Rating Provider and complete the necessary provisional ratings to begin performing certified Home Energy Ratings.

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