This event has been cancelled - please contact us if you are interested in the on-demand version. Evening & Weekend HERS Rater Training - Prepare for the certification test, combustion test, and practical simulation tests without having to take time off from your day job. Includes a face-to-face, hands-on weekend of in-field HERS Rating and Combustion testing! $1680.00
From 6:00pm until 8:00pm
At your own computer via On-Line Live and Recorded Events
Hands-on weekend session at Accurate Rater Network: 11601 Orchard Road, Kansas City, MO 64134
June 19th through July 22nd 2017 Evenings & Weekends HERS Rater Training Session. Learn building science, testing and verification techniques, energy modeling and prepare for the HERS Rater Exams without having to take time off from your current job!
Seating is limited, so register today.
Full cost depends on materials needed. We have found that many students already have the textbook ("Residential Energy" by Krigger and Dorsi) and may have purchased the simulation tools. If you already have these, we are not going to charge you again and send you a duplicate. We do not add a mark-up to the text or tools. You may purchase the simulation tools directly from Interplay Energy (and perhaps even receive a discount code!) You will specify what you need us to provide during your registration process.
The sessions will be held Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Central Time each week for five weeks. Each session will be recorded to allow for students to view the session on their own schedule; however, attending live allows for participation in the live Q&A discussion at the conclusion of each session. There is a weekend, in-person, hands-on session after the third week and a Saturday test proctoring session after the final week. Students are also expected to complete homework assignments and participate in class discussion board forums with designated topics each week.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed to train students to be Certified Home Energy Raters and to prepare for the RESNET national HERS Rater exams. It is expected that students have some familiarity with comfort diagnostics, residential construction and/or HVAC systems. As such, this course was constructed for energy auditors, remodelers, builders, insulators, HVAC contractors, and housing inspectors. Others are welcome to attend as well, but would be well advised to do some studying in these fields prior to coming to training class. Study materials and access to the combustion testing simulation tool and HERS Rater simulation tool will be sent when course registration is received. This intensive class runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm each Monday and Wednesday with homework after each class and on the weekends. Attendance at the hands-on weekend session is required to earn the training certificate. Be prepared to work hard, study hard and learn!
What will you learn?
- An understanding of building science principals and residential energy use.
- How to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic and combustion safety analysis of a home.
- How to produce a complete home energy analysis using REM/Rate™
- How to use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including a blower door, Duct Blaster™, Combustible Gas Sniffer, and CO Detector
- How to evaluate the energy performance, comfort and safety of a house.
- What to look for, such as, hidden flaws often found in residential construction that can cause high utility bills, discomfort, moisture problems and indoor air quality problems.
How will you become certified?
To become certified as a professional home energy rater, you must successfully complete this training course, including two ratings performed during training, pass the RESNET national HERS Rater exam and Rater practical simulation exam, pass the RESNET national CAZ (Combustion Appliance Zone) Testing exam and CAZ practical simulation exam. Then you must complete a minimum of three (3) probationary ratings with your chosen Rating Quality Assurance Provider. Doing so, you will be able to produce energy rating reports that will help builders meet energy codes and homebuyers and homeowners qualify for energy rebates and a variety of private and government loan programs. Accurate Rater Network by Hathmore Technologies, LLC’s home energy rater training course is accredited by the Residential Energy Services Network, also known as RESNET.
Cancellations/Rescheduling: Please be aware that when you register for this course you will immediately be registered for and gain access to several forms of proprietary training materials. Due to this, cancellations are not accepted. However, we do understand that life events happen and you may need to change your training dates. We will be happy to reschedule you for a different session that better fits your schedule. You will need to pay the difference in training fees, if applicable. If you reschedule within five business days of the start of the training session there will be a 10% rescheduling fee.
Note: Fees for the initial attempt at each written exam are included with course registration. Simulation exams offer re-tests at no additional fee. The Textbook for the class is "Residential Energy" by Krigger and Dorsi and will be sent to you upon registration. If you already own this book, you will not be charged for it again, just use your copy. Likewise, upon registration, you will receive one-year access to the RESNET CAZ Simulation tool and the RESNET Rater Simulation tool, however, if you have already purchased this access, your course fee will be reduced and you will not need to purchase it again, just choose the appropriate option below to let us know the details of your registration:
There are 6 places available.