Four Steps to Becoming a Certified Rater
- Training: Start with our hybrid HERS Rater Training class, comprised of 36 hours of online study and 5 days of classroom and field instruction, during which you will learn the material necessary to pass the RESNET exams and perform two ratings under the supervision of a rater trainer as required by RESNET.
- RESNET Exams: During the classroom session, students will take the 50-question national rater exam, the RESNET practical simulation exam, the 25-question combustion safety exam, and the RESCAZ combustion safety practical exam, under the supervision of a rater trainer as required by RESNET. All exams are open book and have a two-hour time limit. Registration for re-taking an exam outside of a training with a local proctor is available through NEHERS.
- Supervision of probationary ratings: After passing the examinations a Rater Candidate must complete five Probationary Ratings overseen by a RESNET certified Candidate Field Assessor required by RESNET. Two of these are completed during the training.
- Contract with a RESNET accredited QA Provider: Raters are actually certified by RESNET-accredited QA Providers rather than RESNET per se. RESNET Standards require the QA Provider to perform quality assurance 'desk audits' on a minimum of 10% of all energy ratings, and follow up field inspections on a minimum of 1% of your ratings. These services typically require fees that are paid by the Rater to the QA Provider.
Rating Field Inspector: RESNET also certifies professionals who wish to become Rating Field Inspectors. Learn More Here.