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RESNET Hybrid HERS Rater Training (with Classroom Component in Springfield, MA)

January 22-February 2, 2018 and February 12-16, 2018
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
104 Brookdale Drive
Conference Room B
Springfield, MA 01104


The Alliance is pleased to offer high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast, approximately 2-3 times per year. Our hybrid HERS rater training classes include an online and a classroom training component. This comprehensive package has everything a student needs to be fully prepared to become a HERS rater. HERS Rater Training is the first step towards Rater Certification. To learn more about the requirements for certification click here. Both online and classroom components are required for Rater Certification. Final registration deadline is January 9th. 

This course has been approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, which has funds available for employee training. Step one is to get a certificate of good standing here. Step two is to fill in the application here. The course ID # is:1104902. A powerpoint walkthrough of how to fill in the application can be found here. Please direct questions about the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Application to Megan Kelley at or 617-717-6903.

Full Training Cost of $2595 Includes the Combined Online and Classroom Components, and $550 in RESNET Testing Fees:

  • All four RESNET Exam Fees- including the new Practical Simulation Exam ($550 total value)
  • A brand new module on preparing for the Practical Simulation Exam
  • The newly updated Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual ($100 value)
  • A one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance ($50 value)

Online Training Component includes:

Dates: Weekdays January 22 - February 2, 2018, 9am-12pm (and two afternoons 1-4pm)

  • 36 hours webinar instruction from the comfort of your own home or office*
  • Both live and recorded presentation options
  • Assignments and quizzes to make sure you master the material

Students are encouraged to attend all sessions at the scheduled time with the live instructor, however, sessions will be recorded, and in the event that a few must be missed, they can be watched later. *A minimum of 8 of 12 sessions must be attended live.

The Alliance is now offering an online only option as a stand-alone component for anyone who wants to know about ratings but does not want to become a rater.  The online only component costs $650 and includes information about building science, energy modeling, and performance testing. This offer also includes an NEHERS manual ($100 value) and a 1-year associate membership to the Alliance ($50 value) but does not include simulation software or RESNET testing. The online section is pre-approved for 36 BPI CEUs. Must be combined with the classroom component for Rater Certification.

5-Day Classroom/Field Training Component includes: 

Dates:  February 12-16, 2018, 8:30am-5pm                                              
Location: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Springfield, MA

  • Hands-on equipment usage with blower door and duct blaster
  • Two of the five Probationary Ratings overseen by a RESNET certified Candidate Field Assessor required by RESNET
  • Preparation, proctoring and fees for all four RESNET Exams.

Purchase the John Krigger Residential Energy book for an additional $81.75 (including shipping) when you register. This is the most common reference book on building science used both to prepare for the class and as a reference for the open book exam.BPI CEUs can be obtained for the classroom section by submitting your certificate to BPI after the class.

***Both online and classroom components are required for Rater Certification***



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