Priority Energy, RESNET Training, IL

Our next RESNET HERS Rater Training
is Nov. 16 - 20, 2020.
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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. 

Due to COVID-19, RESNET has implemented special HERS Rater exam and mentored rating procedures. If you would like to challange an exam or renew your certification, please call for details.

HERS Rater Certification Training

This in-person, live training session prepares students 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.

The RESNET National Rater Test includes questions on building science and home energy ratings. Categories include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Building Science
  • Insulation
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Domestic Water Heating
  • Appliances & Lighting
  • Air Leakage
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • RESNET Rating System

How to Become a Certified RESNET HERS Rater: 

  • Complete RESNET Rater Training
  • Pass the National Rater Written Exam (55 questions; must pass 40 out of 55 or 72%).
  • Pass the RESNET Rater Simulation/Practical Exam (interactive/on-line; must achieve 80%)
  • Pass the Work Scope and Combustion Safety Practical Exam (interactive/on-line)
  • Complete 5 Probationary Ratings (within 1 year of training)

Once certified, all HERS Raters must have a Rating Provider. Our students have the option to join Priority Energy's Rater Providership with software licensing. 

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

HERS Rater Training Package: $3795

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 Building Aanalyst, BPI Envelope Professional, plus RESNET Certification: $6295
(Save over $500!)

Rater Quality Assurance (QAs) Reviews

Active HERS Raters, raters who are performing "Confirmed Ratings", are required to have their homes 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.

An Inactive HERS Rater, a certified Rater who does not submit Confirmed Ratings, can maintain his/her certification by attaining 18 continuing education credits over their 3 year cycle or by attending a RESNET conference.

Now Offering Financing with Monthly Payment Options

We've partnered with Hearth to bring you financing options for your upcoming project. A loan through Hearth will help you pay for an Energy Auditor training with predictable, monthly payments.

Call 800-737-2299 for more information! 

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    Craig, HERS Rater, Batavia, IL
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