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Apr2015
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Apr2015

SDHDA HERS Rater Training - Prepare for the certification test, combustion test, and practical simulation test - simulation tool and tests included

From 8:00am until 5:00pm

At Country Inn and Suites, Sioux Falls, SD - Conference Room

200 E 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Cost: 1600.00

$1,875.00  This Session Only: $1,600.00

South Dakota Housing Development Authority Special HERS Rater Training Session.  All are welcome!

Thanks to sponsorship by the SDHDA, a discounted HERS Rater training session is available in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!  Normally $1,875.00, this training session is offered for $1,600.00 and is a complete session including all materials and testing fees (initial exam attempt).  Seating is limited, so register today.

The session will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 through Friday, April 10, 2015 and Monday, April 13, 2015 through Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

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 rater exam. 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 will be sent when course registration is received.  This intensive class runs from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day with homework each evening and over the weekend.  Come 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™
  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, including two ratings performed during training, pass the RESNET national rater exam, pass the RESNET national CAZ (Combustion Appliance Zone) Testing exam and 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 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 exam are included with course registration.  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 be offered an alternative selection so that you may continue to grow your professional library.  Likewise, upon registration, you will receive one-year access to the RESNET CAZ 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:

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