NE HERS Rater Training

June 3-8, 2013, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Maki Building Center, Gardner, MA


*Make your deposit 4 weeks before your class and get $100 off your registration fee!*

Cost and Registration: The training fee of $1,595 includes:

• Comprehensive field + classroom sessions with hands-on equipment usage
• Two of the five supervised ratings required for HERS certification
• Thorough review of materials, proctoring, and fee for the National RESNET test
• Our well-known Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual
• Most breakfasts and lunches, and
• A one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance.

Purchase the John Krigger Residential Energy book for an additional $60 when you register. This is the most common reference book on building science used both to prepare for the class and as a reference for the open book exam.



Completing your certification once you finish training:
Building Efficiency Resources (The BER) offers a discounted $800 certification package to Northeast HERS students. This offer includes:

Three mentored ratings with BER Quality Assurance staff, both from plans and in the field.
Detailed education on all features of REM/Rate energy modeling software.
Access to the suite of BER-created rating tools, such as HERS input forms, specification sheets, and more.
Proctored rating field exam to test your knowledge of the rating process, minimum rated feature data collection, and the energy efficiency industry.

For more information, Talk to The BER! Eurihea Speciale or Chris McTaggart 800-399-9620 x1


Have you read our Q&A section for future 'Independent' raters?


Step 1: Complete an online registration form.

Step 2: If you prefer to pay with a credit card, which is our preference, continue through the payment process. You will receive a confirmation number. If you prefer paying by check, directions for making payment will be sent with your confirmation.

Step 3: Before day one of your class you must complete your balance payment online using the confirmation number you receive after filling out the online registration.

Prior to making payment, be sure you have read and understood our:

Cancellation Policy (below), and
Application Instructions

For questions use our Contact Us page or call 978-544-8270. Office Hours are Mon-Fri  9:30am-2:30pm.

Contact: Laurie DiDonato at 978-544-8270

Cancellation Policy:

The Alliance is pleased to be able to offer high quality HERS rater training in the Northeast, approximately 4-6 times per year. It would be unfortunate to have to cancel a class at the last minute because one or more students drop out. Therefore, in order to cover the costs of our trainers and coordination and to continue to hold classes when there are cancellations, the following refund policy is in place:

If notice of your cancellation is received in writing (email), or by speaking live to a training coordinator:

21 or more days prior to class: You will be refunded the full training cost minus $100 processing fee, OR you may apply the fee, plus $100 for processing, to a future Alliance training session if one is available*.
Less than 21 days prior to class: You will be refunded the full training cost minus $250, OR you may apply the fee, plus $100 for processing, to a future Alliance training session if one is available*.

Fees paid for Alliance on-line testing are not refundable.

Exceptions to the above stated policy are rare but will be considered on a case by case basis with the approval of the NEHERS Board of Directors. If you have to cancel a class, contact Laurie immediately at 978-544-8270.

*Future Alliance training sessions, may or may not include third party subsidies, therefore future sessions may be at a higher cost than the one from which you are withdrawing.

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