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HERS RATER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

The RESNET HERS Rater certification is the premier designation for residential energy professionals. RESNET HERS Raters are trained to assess every aspect of a residential structure for its relevant energy efficiency, such as insulated building assemblies and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Additionally, HERS Raters are trained to test the building shell for air infiltration and duct systems for leakage using specialty diagnostic testing equipment like blower doors and duct blasters. BER's Online HERS Rater Training combined with BER's Rater Mentorship Certification program meet all RESNET requirements for HERS Rater certification.

HERS MODELER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

NOW AVAILABLE!: BER is excited to offer training for the new RESNET designation: HERS Modeler! This course will enable candidates to become RESNET Certified HERS Modelers who are qualified to create and edit energy models for HERS rating purposes, under the supervision of a Certified HERS Rater. Upon completion of HERS Modeler training, the RESNET Practical Evaluation and two probationary rating models, candidates will become Certified HERS Modelers.

HERS RATING FIELD INSPECTOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

HERS Rating Field Inspectors are certified to perform the field inspections and testing required for a certified HERS Rater to complete HERS ratings. A Rating Field Inspector (RFI) will work under the supervision and guidance of a certified HERS rater throughout their career. BER’s Rating Field Inspector online training course is designed to prepare RFI candidates to pass all RESNET examination and graded field examination requirements for RFI certification. This RFI training and certification program is available to all HERS rating companies throughout the USA.

PROVISIONAL HERS RATER MENTORSHIP

HERS Rater Candidates who have completed HERS Rater Training must select an accredited HERS Rating Quality Assurance Provider through which they will complete 5 Provisional HERS ratings under the supervision and mentorship of a qualified RESNET Candidate Field Assessor. BER has several certified assessors on staff to assist candidates through this process. The benefit of working with BER for your Provisional Rater Mentorship is that we are dedicated to giving our Provisional HERS Raters the best education possible, so that they will be ready to work with clients upon completing their HERS Rater certification.

ENERGY STAR V3.0/3.1 TRAINING

We understand that taking time off work to attend additional training is not an option for most Raters. That is why we are offering Raters the ability to attend the ENERGY STAR v3/3.1 Rater online training. Created by industry professionals with over 60 years combined experience this training allows you to train at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.

ENERGY STAR MULTIFAMILY NEW CONSTRUCTION TRAINING

BER is proud to announce the release of our ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Training for certified HERS Raters, Rating Field Inspectors and Energy Modelers! The new certification course covers all elements and requirements of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction program including an overview of the ESMFNC Program Requirements, Rater Design Review and Rater Field Checklists, and Multifamily Workbook. Participants will take a final exam to qualify for certification in order to work on ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction projects. Students seeking certification must have completed the ENERGY STAR New Homes certification course in order to earn this credential.

RESNET PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS FOR HERS RATERS, RATING FIELD INSPECTORS AND ENERGY MODELERS

Certified HERS Raters, Rating Field Inspectors and Energy Modelers are certified for a period of 3 years at a time. Within this 3-year period, Raters, RFIs and Modelers must meet RESNET's professional development requirements for recertification. BER offers several RESNET PDH options for full recertification for all RESNET certified professionals.