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

January 6-31, 2020 and February 10-14, 2020
EcoBuilding Bargains
83 Warwick St.
Springfield, MA 01104

Online Registration

Early Bird Discount: Register by December 3rd and Save $200

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 well 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. Early Bird Discount deadline is December 3rd. Final registration deadline is December 17th, 2020. 

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  express@commcorp.org or 617-717-6903.

Full Training Cost of $2595 Includes the Combined Online and Classroom Components, and $525 in RESNET Testing Fees:

  • All three RESNET Exam Fees- including the new HERS Rater Exam ($525 total value)
  • 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:

On Demand Training Modules will go live on January 6th 

Office Hour Dates: Weekdays for four weeks from Monday, January 6th to Friday, January 31st, 2020 (Times TBA)

  • 35 hours webinar instruction from the comfort of your own home or office*
  • Recorded presentation options and live office hours for questions
  • Assignments and quizzes to make sure you master the material

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 $750 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 has been pre-approved for 17.5 BPI CEUs. Must be combined with the classroom component for Rater Certification.

5-Day Classroom/Field Training Component includes:

Dates:  February 10-14, 2020, 8:30am-5pm                                              
Location: Eversource, 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 three RESNET Exams.

Purchase the John Krigger Residential Energy book for an additional $81.75 (including shipping) when you register if you want a hard copy. A digital copy is included with your registration. 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***

FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS December 17, 2020

PLEASE VISIT OUR TRAINING WEBPAGE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION

Have you read our Q&A section for future 'Independent' raters?

Prior to making payment, be sure you have read and understood our Cancellation Policy (below)
For questions email info@nehers.org or call/text 978-633-3013. Office Hours are Tues 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm/ Wed 1-5pm/ Thurs 9am-12pm and 1-5pm.

Contact: Betsy Ames at 978.633.3013

Cancellation Policy:

The Alliance is pleased to be able to offer high quality HERS Rater training in the Northeast. It would be unfortunate to have to cancel a class at the last minute because one or more students drop out. In order to cover our costs and continue to hold classes when students cancel, our refund policy is as follows:

There is a non-refundable $100 deposit at the time of registration. Fees paid by the Alliance to RESNET for software licenses included in the training are also non-refundable. And any fees paid by students for Krigger books are not refundable once the books have been shipped.

REFUND POLICY

If you need to cancel your registration and our training coordinator receives notice of your cancellation in writing (email):

  • 21 or more days prior to the online class: You will be refunded the full training cost minus the $100 non-refundable deposit.
  • Between 21 and 8 days prior to the online class: You will be refunded the full training cost minus the $100 non-refundable deposit and a $150 processing fee.
  • 7 calendar days or less prior to the online class: No refund.

TRANSFER POLICY

If you need to transfer your registration to an upcoming training and our training coordinator receives notice of your intent to transfer in writing (email):

  • 21 or more days prior to the online class: You may apply the non-refundable deposit, plus a $100 transfer fee, to a future Alliance training session if one is available.*
  • Between 21 and 8 days prior to the online class: You may apply the non-refundable deposit, plus a $250 transfer fee, to a future Alliance training session if one is available.*
  • 7 calendar days or less prior to the online class: You may apply the non-refundable deposit, plus a $500 transfer fee, to a future Alliance training session if one is available.*

CANCELLATIONS AFTER TRANSFERS

If a registration is transferred to a future Alliance training session and you then withdraw, the Alliance will retain both the non-refundable deposit and the transfer fee based on either how many days in advance of the original training you transferred or how many days in advance of the subsequent online training you withdrew, whichever is shorter. If you transfer your registration seven calendar days or less prior to the online class and then withdraw from the subsequent training, there is no refund. Students must transfer registrations within 1 year from their original registration and may transfer registrations no more than twice.

Exceptions to the above stated policy are rare but will be considered on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the NEHERS Board of Directors. If you have to withdraw from a class, please contact the training coordinator immediately at 978-633-3013.

*Future Alliance training sessions, may or may not include third party subsidies, therefore future sessions may be at a higher cost than the one from which you are withdrawing. If you transfer to a class that is at a higher cost, the student will be responsible for the difference.