RESTalk Episode 18: ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner certification for HERS Raters

February 4th, 2019 - Posted by under RESNET News

In this episode of RESTalk, our guests, industry veterans Tony Lisanti (Integral Building & Design, Inc.) and Chris McTaggart (The BER) discuss why HERS® Raters should consider pursuing the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner certification.

On a timely note, you can register now for this ICC certification training and testing being offered as pre-conference programming for the 2019 RESNET® Building Performance Conference at 

Tony and Chris talk about the synergy between code work and work of HERS Raters, as well as details on the training content, as Chris is an instructor on this topic.

We also discuss the business and career opportunities that await a Rater who has earned this certification.

As Tony says, “The opportunity for a HERS Rater to be an integral part of the code validation process has always been there. With the ICC certification, it puts the formal Gold Star that you are not only a Rater in good standing, but you have been certified and recognized by the ICC. So a code official can lean on you and rely on your expertise.”

Learn more about the energy codes at

Find out about code adoption in your area on this website:  or the DOE website:

For more information on the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference, visit

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