Priority Energy, RESNET Training, IL

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Priority Energy is a RESNET Accredited Rater Training Provider and an Accredited HERS Rating Provider. Our company provides HERS Rater training and RESNET continuing education classes.  Click here to see our training calendar.

HERS Rater Certification Training

The week-long, intensive session prepares students to pass the four RESNET certification exams and to perform energy efficiency ratings with industry-specific software. Priority Energy combines RESNET’s curriculum with our proprietary building science material for an interactive week of classroom instruction, hands-on lab work and in-field home assessments.

RESNET students must also complete energy ratings on five houses under the guidance of our certified HERS raters. Our students complete two of the ratings during class and perform three mentored ratings on their own. Once all ratings are submitted satisfactorily, the HERS rater certificate is awarded.

Summary of requirements to become a HERS Rater:  

  • Complete Rater Training and 2 in-class ratings
  • Pass National Rater Core Exam (written)
  • Pass RESNET Practical Simulation Exam (interactive)
  • Pass National Rater Combustion Safety Exam (written)
  • Pass National Rater Combustion Safety Simulation Exam (interactive)
  • Complete 3 Probationary Ratings

Our RESNET training package includes all of the exams and mentoring, plus a one year REMRate software license and membership to Priority Energy’s providership.  

We are also available long after the class for additional support.  

Quality Assurance Reviews

Active HERS Raters, or raters who are performing Confirmed Ratings, are required to have their work evaluated by their Rating Provider. Building file reviews will be conducted on at a rate of one (1) home or ten percent (10%) of the Rater's annual total of rated homes. In person or on-site reviews are conducted  at a rate of one (1) home or one percent (1%) of a Rater's annual total of submitted homes.

If a Rater is inactive or not submitting confirmed ratings, he/she must maintain his/her certification by attaining continuing education credits.

Call 800-737-2299 or check our training schedule for upcoming training sessions.

  • Thank you again and you will be the first person I call if I need additional part or service from your company.
    Anonymous
  • I just wanted to send this message to all you and say GREAT JOB!  We had a rough inspection today and passed for the Woodward Ave. house. The inspector told us "if every house I inspected looked like this one I would be out a job".

    Anonymous Builder
  • We were so impressed with the amount of information the Priority Energy technicians gave us during our ENERGY AUDIT.  If you are buying a house, I would strongly recommend having them do an energy audit on it, in addition to your usual home inspection.

    P.I.
  • Thanks for a super intelligent and deep seminar expertly handled by a staff which was a pleasure to be around. Lunch was superbly and subtly handled.

    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.
  • There is much less dust in the house and the monthly gas and electric charges have been reduced by 10 to 15%.....I'm sure I will see greater savings over a twelve month period......thanks again.

    Aeroseal Client, R.N.

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