RESNET Certified Rating Field Inspectors and Home Energy Raters are the premier residential building science consultants in the country. However, not all RESNET credentialed individuals are trained to the same level.
HERS Rater training standards established by RESNET set the minimum requirements, not the best that can be achieved. Check out our Upcoming Events for a list of workshops on our schedule.
If you want an employee who can’t think for themselves, requires constant hand-holding, performs poorly on the job, and provides lousy customer service- DON’T SEND THEM TO ME! Send them to a certificate mill instead.
IBS Advisors is a RESNET-accredited HERS Rater Training Provider, delivering the best training for Rating Field Inspector and Home Energy Rater certifications.
We use evidence-based training methods that deliver the highest success rate on the RESNET Rater exam- BECAUSE WE TEACH students how to do the job!
We’ve created a rich learning environment through an online training platform, using curriculum designed for student success. This platform provides mobility (also available on an iPhone or iPad) and a true “learn at your own pace” experience.
HERS Rater training shouldn’t be boring- and our multi-media rich learning environment dramatically increases engagement and reduces the “snooze” factor. Because of this blended learning platform, we are able to reduce the time (and cost to attendees) while still including the fantastic training material and style we are known for.
In addition to our HERS Rater training and Rating Field Inspector training packages (including the pre-training online learning and the instructor-led event), we can offer just the online training or just the instructor-led event. This allows you to be in control and select the training package best suited to your time and budget needs. WARNING: no matter which option you select, your success is dependent upon your effort!
Instructor-Led Event Schedule
- Day 1: Field Inspector exam; review
- Day 2: Field training
- Day 3: Field training; ENERGY STAR exam
- Day 4: Software training
- Day 5: Review; Rater exam
Our Rating Field Inspector training is 3 days long and includes field training using the performance testing equipment. Since we teach how to do the job, candidates must be able to climb ladders and lift more than 35 pounds.
The Rating Field Inspector course covers:
- Overview of the Industry
- Energy Code
- Reference Home
- HERS Index
- Types of Ratings
- Quality Assurance
- Construction Math
- Building Science
- Construction Documents
- Construction Methods & Materials
- Health & Safety
- ENERGY STAR
The students also learn the correct way to measure a home; determine the orientation using a compass; perform the tests required for a HERS rating; record accurate information on HVAC, water heating, lighting, and appliances; grade insulation installation quality; and how to fill their role with respect to the HERS Rater.
Students will need to bring:
- Laptop computer running Windows XP or higher, with USB port and wireless Internet capability (Wi-Fi or broadband)
- USB drive
- Calculator with square root function
- 35′ tape measuree
- Hard hat
- Architect’s scale
- Pen or pencil
- Directional compass
Sign up for the RESNET Rating Field Inspector course by clicking here!
We also provide this training as a private training for clients- Contact us for a proposal today! I’m sure Dina would love to hear from you.
We teach the Rating Field Inspector course during the first 3 days of our 5-day long Home Energy Rater training course.
The IBS Advisors HERS Rater training is 5 days long and includes the Rating Field Inspector Training and the ENERGY STAR training required if you are going to verify, test, rate, and certify homes for the ENERGY STAR New Homes program.
In addition to everything covered in the Rating Field Inspector course, the Home Energy Rater training includes:
- Moisture & Durability
- Conduct Ratings
- Perform Energy Modeling
- Beyond Code Programs
- Real Estate Financing
- Operating a Rating Business
- ENERGY STAR
Our ENERGY STAR training (included in the HERS Rater course) is approved by RESNET for 18 hours of professional development.
With us, not only do you get highly trained employees- but the successful Provider-certified HERS Rater can immediately start verifying ENERGY STAR New Homes!
Sign up for our next course today! We also provide this training for clients using our mobile training team.
If you are interested in a private training, please contact us for a proposal.
Whether you are a RESNET Quality Assurance Provider that also does Home Energy Ratings, or your company only performs HERS Ratings, you deserve to have the best trained employees exceeding your clients expectations.
If your company is an insulation or HVAC contractor and you are looking to add value to the services you already provide your builders, we can get you started off without compromising the quality you are already known for. Your investment in well-trained employees provides you the control you need to stay on top of your market.
We have trained a number of students who work for engineering firms, government agencies, utility companies, and non-profit organizations. Our proven results reduce the organization’s risk of wasting training dollars to get an employee who doesn’t know what their job is.
You can count on us to deliver the excellent training we are known for.
Our innovative training practices make us the Training Provider smart people turn to when making training decisions.
Sign up today for the best RESNET certification training in the country!