RESNET HERS Rater Training
“EnergyLogic’s online rater class was very well presented. The multitude of formats such as slideshow, video, text, etc. kept it most interesting. The content of each module was well organized, preparing the student for the end of module self evaluation quiz. The daily assignments prompted the student to use all available resources in order to complete the respective assignment. All in all, a very well put together online course, with solid support from EnergyLogic as needed. It provided the resources that I needed to successfully pass the Resnet National Exam.”
- Gary DiRienzo, DiRienzo Construction
HERS Rater - Online Training (Phase 1)
The “classroom” phase of Rater Training is delivered via the EnergyLogic Academy eLearning platform. This training is designed to produce well grounded basic energy raters capable of conducting energy ratings on new homes. The student will be exposed to the breadth and depth of building science and its many applications to the everyday world of energy raters and ratings. This is the first of two training phases. The second phase is field training.
HERS Rater - Field Training (Phase 2)
There is nothing like spending time in the field with an experienced trainer to cement your classroom knowledge and to prepare you for the “real” world of the energy rater. The field training provides participants hands-on training with diagnostic equipment and testing processes. This is the second of two training phases of the RESNET HERS Rater Training.
EnergyLogic is proud to announce a major evolution in the training of RESNET HERS Energy Raters. While online training isn’t new, EnergyLogic has approached the challenge of training students for success and competence with a much more comprehensive approach than has been done in the past. Students will work through the EnergyLogic online system prior to attending live field training with our staff of highly trained, experienced and dedicated instructors. This training is a two-step process and you will need to sign up for both classes separately.
The EnergyLogic eLearning environment recognizes the different learning styles of students and overcomes traditional classroom-only based training. Our approach advances the state of online learning in the industry by engaging students with a full spectrum of multi-media components, interactive lessons, quizzes, progress evaluations and live instructor interaction. Students learn together by working on a “class” project that is specifically designed to engage the skills that students will need to become successful and competent energy raters.
EnergyLogic remains committed to the highest standard of training. This evolutionary step is an exciting development that is designed to heighten student mastery and continue with our dedication to not only prepare students for successful completion of the RESNET National Core Competency Test, but more importantly, realize success as an Energy Rater.
Online Classroom Training Phase
The “classroom” portion of Rater Training is delivered via the EnergyLogic Academy eLearning platform. This state-of-the-art learning management system allows us to deliver optimal training that addresses the learning styles of different students. We’ve built all manner of social interaction, online interactivity, quizzes and instructor interaction into the system. We truly believe it to be the best system in the industry for learning how to be an energy rater. Our objective is to prepare you to succeed, not just pass the test.
In addition to preparing you for the basics, this approach allows us to go deeper while allowing you to take it at your own pace with minimal constraints. You do have a group of other students that you proceed through the training with. This dramatically enhances learning effectiveness for most students. By splitting our training into two components, the classroom and the field (see below), we’ve actually expanded the material we can present in the “classroom” as well as the time we can spend in the field giving you the “hands-on” experience that is so crucial to a solid understanding. In the words of one of our alumni:
“This is an excellent course. I have been submerged somewhat in building science for a few years now and I can tell you the this course has taught me a lot of new things and reinforced things that I have learned in the past. I also believe the social interaction is what puts this course over the top from a learning standpoint. Good Job!!”
- Brenda Hungerford, All Phase Inspection Services
Field Training Phase
There is nothing like spending time in the field with an experienced trainer to cement your classroom knowledge and prepare you for the “real” world of an energy rater. One distinguishing feature of our trainers is that they have all worked as raters in the field, honing their craft. Every EnergyLogic instructor has personally rated hundreds of homes. We’re also fanatically dedicated to quality and passionate about the industry. If you’re serious about being a rater, you’ve come to the right place!
We make sure to spend enough time with every student to ensure comprehension and give every student a chance to work with the equipment in multiple situations. When you leave this phase of training, you’ll be very prepared to embark on the next phase of the HERS Rater certification process. A certificate of completion will not be issued to a student if they miss any portion of the live course.
The EnergyLogic Academy is committed to providing the highest quality field training. To this end, we are committed to small class sizes. Our field trainings are capped at 5 people to ensure extensive hands-on time with the tools and one-on-one time with the instructor.
RESNET National Standard Exam
You will have the ability to purchase the RESNET Exam when you enroll in our training. We recommend taking the exam after the online training, and before the field training, but this timeline is not required – you can take it after the field training if you would like to. The set-up fee for the exam is included in your training tuition.
EnergyLogic will only set up RESNET exams for EnergyLogic Academy students.
Successful completion of the online and field trainings, combined with passing the national exam, does not complete your certification. The final step for HERS Rater candidates is selecting a HERS Provider. After the selection of your HERS Provider, you are required to complete a minimum of 3 probationary ratings under the supervision of the Provider’s quality assurance designee. Once those ratings are complete, the HERS Provider will issue you the HERS Rater certification. More details can be found in The Path to Becoming an Energy Rater document.
Earning the RESNET HERS Rater certification is a multi-step process:
The Path to Becoming an Energy Rater document has a detailed description of this process. Please click on the link above to get more information on the certification process.
*Graduates of the online course will receive $100.00 off the field training.
Please purchase the following text(s) prior to the start of the course. You will be provided an opportunity to purchase them when you check out.
Please download the following documents and read them carefully: