Priority Energy RESNET Training

Our next RESNET HERS Rater Training
is January 25 - 29, 2021.

For more info or to get on our email list for
upcoming classes, complete the form below.

Priority Energy is a RESNET Accredited Rater Training Provider and HERS Rating Provider. Our company provides Rater training classes and RESNET continuing education classes. 

Due to COVID-19, RESNET is allowing special procedures for HERS Rater and RFI exams and mentored ratings. If you would like to challange an exam or renew your certification, please call for details.

RESNET HERS Rater Certification Training

This in-person, live session trains students to become Energy Auditors and HERS Raters. They will prepare to pass the three (3) RESNET certification exams and perform energy efficiency ratings with industry-specific software. Priority Energy combines RESNET’s curriculum with proprietary building science material for an interactive week of classroom instruction, hands-on lab work and in-field home assessments.

Priority Energy’s experienced Rater trainers share hands-on knowledge of working with home builders on new construction projects. They will take students through Performance Testing, Data Collection and Mechanical Equipment scenarios.

RESNET HERS Rater 6-Day Training Curriculum:

  • Health and Safety Testing and Rater Requirements
  • Building Science and Construction Principles
  • Combustion Safety Testing Procedures
  • Insulation Types and Requirements
  • Heating and Cooling Equipment and Assessment
  • Domestic Water Heating
  • Appliances
  • Lighting
  • Infiltration Testing (Blower Door Use)
  • Duct Leakage Testing (Duct Blaster Use)
  • HERS Rater 3-Year Continuing Education Requirements/ Certification Renewal

How to Become a Certified RESNET HERS Rater: 

  • Complete RESNET HERS Rater Training with an accredited RESNET training provider.
  • Pass the RESNET National Rater Test (55 questions; must pass 40 out of 55 or 72%).
  • Pass the RESNET Rater Practical Simulation exam
  • Pass the RESNET RESCaz practical exam (Work Scope and Combustion Safety) (must achieve 80%)
  • Complete 5 Probationary Ratings (within 1 year of training)

Priority Energy's RESNET training package includes training, exam fees and mentoring for the 5 probationary ratings needed for certification for $3795.

Once certified, all HERS Raters must have a Rating Provider to obtain their rating software and quality assurance requirements. Students have the option to join Priority Energy's Rater Providership. We currently have Raters in our Providership from IL, MI, IA and NE. If you would like more information, please let us know.

Earn both the BPI and RESNET Certifications during the same week!

We know it's hard to get time away from your business. Priority Energy's combined training curriculum will prepare you to take the exams for both the BPI and RESNET certifications. We'll work with you to get you trained and your exams completed in about 10 days. This option is best for people with a few years of experience in construction or HVAC.  Please call us to discuss this training option. 

BPI Building Aanalyst, BPI Envelope Professional, plus RESNET Certification: $6295 (Save time and money on 3 certifications)

Now Offering Financing for Energy Auditor Training Fees

We've partnered with Hearth to bring you financing options for students and homeowners. A loan through Hearth can help you pay for Energy Auditor training with predictable, monthly payments

  • Loan amounts from $1,000.
  • Affordable monthly payment options
  • Funding within 1-3 days
  • No prepayment penalties
  • No home equity required

Call 800-737-2299 for more information! 

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    A.S. Architect
  • I wanted to thank you for all of your extra time and energy during our BPI training over the last few weeks. You really helped put things in perspective. You are an awesome crew and your facility is a valuable resource for students and the community

    BPI Student, L.E.
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    Such a convenient and well-set-up training and test center with caring and knowledgeable staff and proctors! Thanks folks!

     

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  • I have a two story home built in the mid seventies. Lots of temperature fluctuation between the floors. The Aeroseal process dramatically increased the air flow to the second floor. Good experience. The company was very informative, answered a lot of questions.

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  • "It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the Aeroseal, my apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you!"  

    MP from Peru, IL
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    Kim, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Thank you. Truly. I appreciate you taking the time to clarify things for me and then going above and beyond to ensure that my CEUs are handled for our current RESNET cycle. You’ve always been kind to me and this is another shining example of that.

    Craig, HERS Rater, Batavia, IL
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    Gordon; Chicago, IL
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    Bill; Belvidere, IL
  • Pat was awesome and super helpful! We are experiencing weak air flow in the duct system of our 1950''s home and Pat gave us great recommendations to fix the problem when we do our remodel.

    David; Arlington Heights, IL
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    Bryan, November 2019, Chicago, IL
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    Bryan, December 2019, Chicago, IL
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    D. L, Lake Zurich, IL Feb. 2019
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    J.J. Chicago, IL - November 2020
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    T. B. Chicago, IL - July 2020
  • Before we sealed our ductwork the rooms farthest from the furnace were always hotter or colder than the rest of the house. We felt an improvement in air flow to the kids rooms right away. 98% duct leak reduction!

    S. H. Glenview, IL - October 2020

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