Priority Energy, RESNET Training, IL

BPI & HERS Rater Training March 4 - 8, 2019
For CE classes, see our training calendar.

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. See our training calendar.

HERS Rater Certification Training

This intensive training 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 Certified Home Energy Rater:  

  • Complete Rater Training and 2 in-class ratings
  • Pass the National Rater Core Exam (50 question written; must achieve 80% or better)
  • Pass the RESNET Rater Simulation Practical Exam (interactive; must achieve 80% or better)
  • Pass the Work Scope and Combustion Safety Test (25 question written; must achieve 80% or better))
  • Pass the RESNET Appliance Simulation Test (interactive; must achieve 85% or better)
  • 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.  

Ask our Raters! We are here for questions and support long after the class!

HERS Rater Training Package: $2950 

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 for both the BPI and RESNET certifications. 

BPI BA, ENV plus RESNET Certification Training: $4995
(Saves you over $800!)

Rater Quality Assurance Reviews (QAs)

Active HERS Raters, or raters who are performing Confirmed Ratings, are required to have their work evaluated by their Rating Provider. Building file reviews must be conducted 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 must be conducted at a rate of one (1) home or one percent (1%) of a Rater's annual total of submitted homes per RESNET's Standards.

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 for more information! 

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  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Just completed my BPI Field exam for my Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification renewal at Priority Energy.
    Such a convenient and well-set-up training and test center with caring and knowledgeable staff and proctors! Thanks folks!


    P.R., Ottawa, IL
  • It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the building was Aerosealed! My apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you Priority Energy!


    Miruna; Tenant at Country Manor Apartments, Peru, IL
  • Anytime I can be a reference for all the great work on my (new) house, please let me know.  Priority Energy is outstanding at what they do!

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