Covid-19 Update: As of 3-18-20 the Online Component of this training will run as scheduled and the Classroom Component has been postponed. Please do not purchase any non-refundable plane tickets or hotel reservations. We are monitoring the situation closely as it continues to evolve.
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 March 3, 2020. Final registration deadline is March 17, 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 (select online course application in step 1 under the Application Process Summary). The course ID # is:1104902. An overview of the application process can be found here. Please direct questions about the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Application to Jose Ibarra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-717-6943.
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 March 30, 2020
Office Hour Dates: Weekdays for four weeks from Monday, March 30th to Friday, April 24, 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: May 4-8, 2020, 8:30am-5pm
Location: Eversource, Manchester, NH
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 March 17, 2020
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