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HERS Rater Training by Accurate Rater Network is Now Only Available in an Online On-Demand Format - For Details and to Enroll Please go to https://EnergySmartInstitute.com

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Online, On-Demand HERS Rater Training Coming Spring 2018

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 will specify what you need us to provide during your registration process.  

Online HERS Rater training will be on-demand, meaning that you can learn at your own pace. 

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 encouraged 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 provided as downloads and/or interactive links.  Be prepared to work hard, study hard and learn!

What will you learn?

  1. An understanding of building science principals and residential energy use.
  2. How to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic and combustion safety analysis of a home.  
  3. How to produce a complete home energy analysis using REM/Rate™ modeling software.
  4. How to use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including a blower door, Duct Blaster™, Combustible Gas Sniffer, and CO Detector.
  5. How to evaluate the energy performance, comfort and safety of a house.
  6. 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, 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 five (5) 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. 

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 requested.  If you already own this book, you will not be charged for it again, just bring your copy to class.  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.

We look forward to your participation in the exciting and fast-growing field of HERS raters.

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