Practical Simulation Test Prep & Group Proctoring

All current certified raters must pass the Practical Simulation Exam by July 1, 2017 in order to maintain certification. Current certified raters will earn 10 RESNET CEU credits for taking the Practical Simulation test, and we will apply for an additional 2 CEU credits from RESNET for the quiz with the webinar below.

There are several steps in this process, please read the following information carefully!

Step 1) Buy the Software

Purchase the Practical Simulation software from RESNET here. It was originally $250, but they are offering a $50 discount to current raters. In order to get the discount, use coupon code: currentrater. If you already purchased the software for $250, you can get a $50 refund from RESNET if you contact Stephanie at

Step 2) Test Preparation

If you have not already watched our Practical Simulation Test Prep Webinar, the recording is now available! This webinar will help prepare current certified raters to take the exam, and the feedback we have gotten so far is that it is well worth it. So help ensure your success at taking the Practical Simulation Exam and watch the recording now!

We have applied to RESNET for CEU credits for the quiz with this webinar, we will post the quiz as soon as we have approval. (NOTE: Taking the quiz is NOT the same as taking the Practical Simulation Exam!) If you purchase access to this webinar, the quiz is included at no additional charge.

Step 3) Proctoring

There are two options for proctoring:

A) We are offering group proctoring sessions for current raters. Fee includes test set up (regularly $50) and group proctoring. Our sessions will either have someone on hand who has already taken the test, who can help with any technical issues that may arise, or will have a trainer on call should there be a question that the on-site people can't answer. The Practical Simulation Exam takes up to four hours. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

We are in the process of planning additional group proctoring sessions in different states. If you are interested in an upcoming proctoring session, please contact Betsy at

B) If you want to find your own proctor, more info is here. The RESNET Guidelines for Proctoring are here.You will also need a training provider to set the test up for you, we charge $50 for the test set up, and you can register for the test here.

Step 4) Practice, Practice, Practice!

It is highly recommended that you take the time to practice on the tutorials that come with your software to get comfortable navigating in the simulations. Experienced raters who have been doing this a long time are finding that they need the full two hours for each house, so please plan accordingly.