HERS Rater Training is the first step towards Rater Certification. Virtual HERS rater training classes have two parts, both parts are required for Rater Certification:
- Online modules: Oct 2-13, M-F 9am-Noon and W 1pm-4pm. 36 hours of webinar instruction covering all of the building science, energy modeling, and performance testing. A minimum of 8 (of the 12) sessions must be attended live. However, sessions will be recorded and in the event that a few must be missed, they can be watched later. In addition to the hours outlined above, students should also budget time for up to 2 hours of homework per night.
This section is available as a stand-alone option for anyone who wants to know about ratings but does not want to become a rater. Cost: $750.
- Five-day Practical Training: Oct 23-17, 8:30am-5pm on Zoom, covering the hands-on training and testing that is necessary to prepare to pass the rater exams. Learning equipment usage with blower door and duct blaster.
Early Bird Discount deadline is September 5, 2023. Final registration deadline is September 19, 2023.
Pre-approved for 36 BPI credits.