Help People Conserve Energy in their Homes- Become a HERS Rater!

By yagasjai on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 - 6:18am

Build resilience in your own life by diversifying your income streams and help others build resilience in their lives by conserving energy in their homes. If you are looking for a new career and thinking about how set up your life with more authenticity and meaning, in a field that has opportunity for growth, consider become a Home Energy Systems (HERS) Rater! As CM says on page 271 of his book "The Crash Course," in the section about opportunities, "The big opportunities in energy will be around the areas of efficiency and relocalization. I see a prime area of opportunity in energy retrofits and green energy solutions for existing houses... as energy becomes more expensive- and it will- retrofitting existing structures to make them more energy-efficient will become a very important occupation. Everything from insulating, to air sealing, to subdividing the interiors of oversized McMansions into smaller living units will go through an explosive phase of growth. Many of these retrofits can be marketed and sold as pure investments in which the improved cash flow alone can justify such a project for the homeowner, but we can also almost certainly count of government tax credits and other incentives to continue to play a role in nudging these activities forward."

This upcoming HERS Rater Training Class has been approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, which has grants available for employee training. Please seen our website for further instructions on how to apply. 

The Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance (NEHERS) 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. Learn more about HERS raters requirements for certification at Both online and classroom components are required for Rater Certification. Final registration deadline is August 22, 2017.

Full Training Cost of $2495 (with $200 off if you register by August 15th) includes the combined online and classroom training components and:

-All four RESNET Exam Fees- Including the new Practical Simulation Exam ($600 total value)

-The newly updated Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual ($100 value)

-A one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance ($50 value)

Online Component: September 11-22 Weekdays 9am-12pm/ two afternoons 1-4pm

  • 36 hours webinar instruction from the comfort of your 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 component costs $650, includes information about building science, energy modeling, and performance testing, and is pre-approved for 36 hours BPI CEUs. 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. Must be combined with the classroom component for Rater Certification.

5-Day Classroom/Field Component: October 2-6, Manchester, NH

  • Hands-on equipment usage with blower door and duct blaster
  • 2 of the 5 supervised ratings required by RESNET
  • Exam preparation, proctoring, and fees for all four RESNET Exams

*Both online and classroom components are required for rater certification!

Final registration deadline is August 22, 2017.

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Training and Certification FAQ


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Event Details
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 8:30am EDT - Friday, October 6, 2017 - 5:30pm EDT
Online/ Classroom Component in Manchester, NH
780 North Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03105
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$2495 for full training, with $200 off if you register before August 15, 2017

Contact Information
Betsy Ames
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