HERS® Associate

With the increase in the demand for HERS Ratings, builders are increasingly requesting suppliers to relate what contribution the product would have on their homes’ HERS Index score. The RESNET HERS Associate designation trains professionals to answer that question without the time and expense of going through the full HERS Rater training.

This new RESNET certificate level designation is essential for anyone needing a working understanding of RESNET and HERS for uses other than conducting ratings.

Special Live Training at RESNET® 2018!

EnergyLogic is offering a HERS Associate pre-conference training on Saturday, February 24th in Orlando, FL.  Register here. 


Date: Feb 24, 2018
Location: RESNET Pre-Conference
Cost: $199

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Start Date: Anytime
Location: Online
Cost: $199

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Online or Classroom | Self-Paced | 4 – 6 hours

Program Overview

In order to effectively manage teams and projects, it’s important to understand the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET); its functions, stakeholders, and role in the residential construction industry. This course provides an advisory and management focused approach to the HERS course to suit the needs of architects, building product suppliers, engineers, builders, estimators, code officials and industry consultants.

HERS Associate

The course includes 6 modules.

  • Module 1 – Introduction & RESNET
  • Module 2 – HERS Rater Guiding Principles (Building Science Basics)
  • Module 3 – Inspections & Diagnostic Testing
  • Module 4 – Modeling & The HERS Index
  • Module 5 – HERS and The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • Module 6 – Final Exam

The first five modules include learning resources and module quizzes. Each item within the module must be complete to progress in the course.

The sixth and final module is an exam.

Credits & Attendance

EnergyLogic will issue an official RESNET certificate upon successful completion of all the materials in the course and exam.

Those that complete the course may display the RESNET HERS Associate designation on business cards and email signatures.

The HERS Associate course has been approved for 0.50 continuing education credits by ICC.

 ICC Preferred Provider

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for residential construction professionals that want to learn more about the role of HERS Raters in the residential construction industry.

  • Architects
  • Supplier Employees
  • Engineers
  • Builders
  • Trade Sub-contractors
  • Estimators
  • Code Officials
  • Consultancy
  • Advocacy Groups
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the roles of RESNET.
  • List the standards development committees of RESNET.
  • Know the structure of the HERS Industry.
  • Explain the roles of HERS Raters.
  • Compare and contrast the roles of the building official with the HERS Rater.
  • Distinguish between RESNET, HERS Providers, and HERS Raters.
  • Discuss heat flow through buildings.
  • Theorize causes of energy loss in buildings.
  • Distinguish between different modes of air flow through buildings.
  • Illustrate air flow impacts on buildings from stack, wind, and system effects.
  • Distinguish between different moisture flows in buildings.
  • Interpret the principles of the house as a system concept.
  • Explain the methodology of calculating the HERS Index.
  • Distinguish between different types of HERS Ratings.
  • Distinguish the difference between energy code compliance pathways.
  • Explain the role of Quality Assurance in the RESNET HERS Industry.
  • Relate the principles of building science to codes and HERS.
  • Recognize the purpose of energy modeling software for code compliance.
  • Describe the inputs used to generate an energy model.
  • Describe additional compliance checks performed by energy modeling software.
Course Materials

Students are not required to purchase any textbooks or materials. Any necessary resources will be distributed in the course.

More Information

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By enrolling in our self-paced, open enrollment course, you will have 90 days to complete the training. You can complete the training at your own pace, and you do not need to take the whole enrollment period if it is not needed.

Course Instructor

Robby Schwarz

Robby has over 20 years invested in the Applied Building Science Industry. His credentials include being a Rater, ICC Energy and Plans Inspector, Green Rater, and RESNET® QAD. Robby also volunteers on a number of RESNET committees at the national level. Currently Robby teaches classes for Builders, Trade Partners and Code Officials. Robby’s teaching style is to make the complicated simple and understandable.