RESNET ® HERS Rater Training Combo – Phases 1 & 2


Phase 1 of the EnergyLogic Academy HERS Rater Training covers all of the classroom knowledge necessary to become a HERS Rater.

Phase 2 takes students into the field for hands-on training with diagnostic equipment and testing processes, providing the opportunity for one-on-one access to top-notch instructors.  Field training takes place in Denver, CO.

**Refer a friend to take this course and earn up to $100 – see details here.

Attention Mac Users

The REM/Rate program and SketchUp plugins in this course will not work on the Mac/Apple operating system.
Learn more about computer requirements here.

Start Date: Anytime
Location: Online + Field
Cost: $2,500

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Hybrid | Self-Paced + Field | 48 – 96 hours + 4 days of field training

Program Overview

Phase 1 of the EnergyLogic Academy HERS Rater training is designed to allow participants to navigate through the knowledge base needed for a HERS Rater at the users own pace. The course prepares students for the extensive knowledge needed in building science, building materials, integrated construction processes, HVAC equipment, and diagnostic testing equipment and processes.

The HERS Rater Training online course covers the core knowledge for the HERS Rater certification. 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. There are 24 modules in the course – each module will take a minimum of 2 hours to complete, with some taking over 4 hours.

Phase 2 is 4 days of field training designed to introduce the HERS Rater inspection processes and diagnostic testing. During the field training we will complete 2 practice ratings according to the RESNET training standard. Practice ratings will be performed on an existing and new home.

This is an instructor facilitated course. Students will have one-on-one instruction on the testing equipment. Much of the field work will be done in a group setting where peer to peer interaction is used to complete the practice ratings.

After completing the course Rater candidates have two steps remaining before earning certification. First, the candidate must pass three exams. The exams fees are not included in the price of tuition. These fees are paid directly to RESNET. For more information click on the RESNET Exams tab. Second, the candidate must join a provider and complete the probationary phase of certification. The provider ultimately issues the certification once the candidate completes the probationary phase.

Credits & Attendance

You will meet the listed learning objectives by completing the following activities in this course:

  • Complete all online course work.
  • Participate in the social interactions in the course
  • Assume a leadership role when necessary; help other students when you have knowledge they don’t
  • Manage your time in the course
  • Approach the course with a desire to learn
  • Successfully complete the class project
  • Participate fully in the field training labs
  • Purchase and practice using the RESCAZ Simulator prior to attending the field training.
  • Engage in the one-on-one coaching with the instructors
  • Complete the practice ratings
  • Be a full participant in all 4 days of field training

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Course Instructor
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Ben Graham

Ben Graham RESNET® Instructor, Green Rater, Auditor Ben has been with Energy Logic as a HERS Rater since 2012 and has rated close to 1000 new homes in the Front Range. Before joining Energy Logic, Ben was a BPI Auditor working in the DC Metro area and has performed hundreds of existing home audits for utility sponsored programs. Ben’s experience working on new construction as well as existing homes, very old and not that old, has given him valuable teachable experience. Ben spends his free time outdoors in any adventurous activity he finds, ranging from rock climbing to hang gliding.