RESNET® Rating Field Inspector Training


The Rating Field Inspector is the entry level of rater certification. A Field Inspector under the direct supervision of a certified home energy rater may conduct the inspections and necessary basic performance tests (blower door & duct blaster) to produce a home energy rating.

The EnergyLogic Academy offers two options for Rating Field Inspector training. Option 1 is for candidates that only want the classroom knowledge and don’t require field training. Option 2 includes both the online and field training components of the program.

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Option 1

Start Date: Anytime
Location: Online
Cost: $599

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Option 2

Start Date: Anytime
Location: Online + Field
Cost: Contact us to discuss pricing

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Option 1 | Online | Self-Paced | 40 – 80 hours
Option 2 | Hybrid | Self-Paced + Field Training | 40 – 80 hours + 1 Day Field

Program Overview

This training is geared towards those seeking RESNET Rating Field Inspector (RFI) certification. This training will provide the key foundational knowledge necessary for Rating Field Inspector candidates to prepare for the exams and work in the field.

Field Training

In January of 2014 the RESNET Standards incorporated a process for combustion safety testing. All Rating Field Inspectors are now required to complete one day of field training covering the process of combustion appliance zone testing. A Rating Field Inspector candidate can bypass field training if they have a current BPI Building Analyst certification.

Enrollment

If you are interested in the classroom knowledge and wish to take field training elsewhere please select the “Online Only” enrollment option. If you would also like to complete field training with the EnergyLogic Academy please select an enrollment option with field training dates.

Credits & Attendance

You will meet the course’s learning objectives through a combination of the following activities in this course:

  • Complete each module, and all items within each module
  • 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

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Who Should Attend
  • Individuals interested in becoming a Rating Field Inspector.
    Individuals new to the Rating profession.
Learning Objectives

After taking this course students will be able to:

  • Describe HERS Ratings, Standards, and industry structure
  • Analyze a home based on building science
  • Diagram a complete thermal enclosure system for a home
  • Classify the mechanical systems in a home
  • Explain the diagnostic testing processes and equipment for HERS Raters
  • Perform energy modeling on a home
More Information

All candidates seeking HERS Rater Field Inspector Certification are required to pass three exams. These exams are purchased separately from RESNET.

Earning Certification

Upon passing the RESNET National Rating Field Inspector Test, the Rating Field Inspection candidate shall complete five probationary inspections, including basic performance tests under the direct supervision of a certified rater who has accurately completed twenty five (25) confirmed ratings. The rater’s Quality Assurance Designee shall certify that the rater has completed ratings on 25 houses and the files do not have substantial errors detected through quality assurance review process.

RESCAZ Simulator & Practical Exam

Students are expected to purchase gain access to RESCAZ and RESNET Practical simulator prior to attending field training. Contact a training provider for access.

Additional Resources

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.