Due to Covid-19 the Classroom/Field component of this training, which is normally done on site and in the field, will be run as a live distance learning component. Students will not have to travel in order to attend this training. Everything will be done online, with live trainers.
The Alliance is pleased to offer high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast, approximately 2-3 times per year. We have contracted with Performance Systems Development (PSD) to run all three of our 2021 trainings. Our hybrid HERS rater training classes include an online and a classroom training component. This comprehensive package has everything a student needs to be well prepared to become a HERS rater. HERS Rater Training is the first step towards Rater Certification. To learn more about the requirements for certification click here. Both online and classroom components are required for Rater Certification. Early Bird Discount deadline is February 8, 2021. Final registration deadline is February 22, 2021.
This course has been approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, which has funds available for employee training. Step one is to get a certificate of good standing here. Step two is to fill in the application here (select online course application in step 1 under the Application Process Summary). The course ID # is:1104902. An overview of the application process can be found here. Please direct questions about the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Application to Jose Ibarra at email@example.com or 617-717-6943.
Full Training Cost of $2595 Includes the Combined Online and Classroom Components, and $525 in RESNET Testing Fees:
All three RESNET Exam Fees- including the new HERS Rater Exam ($525 total value)
The newly updated Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual ($100 value)
A one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance ($50 value)
Online Training Component:
Dates: Weekdays from Monday, March 8th to March 19, 2021
Times: 9am-12pm (and two Wednesdays 1-4pm)
36 hours webinar instruction from the comfort of your own home or office*
Both live and recorded presentation options
Assignments and quizzes to make sure you master the material
Students are encouraged to attend all sessions at the scheduled time with the live instructor, however, sessions will be recorded, and in the event that a few must be missed, they can be watched later. *A minimum of 8 of 12 sessions must be attended live.
The Alliance is now offering an online only option as a stand-alone component for anyone who wants to know about ratings but does not want to become a rater. The online only component costs $750 and includes information about building science, energy modeling, and performance testing. This offer also includes an NEHERS manual ($100 value) and a 1-year associate membership to the Alliance ($50 value) but does not include simulation software or RESNET testing. Must be combined with the classroom component for Rater Certification.
5-Day Classroom/Field Training Component:
Dates: March 29-April 2, 2021, 8:30am-5pm
Distance learning equipment usage with blower door and duct blaster
Two of the five Probationary Ratings overseen by a RESNET certified Candidate Field Assessor required by RESNET
Preparation, proctoring and fees for all three RESNET Exams.
Purchase the John Krigger Residential Energy book for an additional $81.75 (including shipping) when you register if you want a hard copy. 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. Pre-approval of BPI CEUs is currently pending, the BPI credits can also be obtained for this training by submitting your certificate to BPI after the class.
***Both online and classroom components are required for Rater Certification***
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS February 22, 2021
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