How to Achieve certification as a RESNET INSTRUCTOR

April 18, 2017

The following information outlines the minimum requirements to achieve certification as a Certified RESNET Instructor (204.1).

Completion of a minimum of 16 sixteen (16) hours of a RESNET approved adult education program. The following trainings shall be recognized by RESNET for meeting this requirement:

  • USGBC Facility Training
  • EcoBroker National Instructor
  • Corporate training credential
  • Secondary education teaching credential
  • Teacher preparation courses from accredited post-secondary education institution
  • Teaching experience at an accredited post-secondary education institution

OR

  • Other professional adult learning institution or corporation recognized by RESNET

A passing score on each of the following tests:

After passing the tests, the candidate must complete the following application to be certified by RESNET as a RESNET Instructor and be listed on the Directory of RESNET Instructors.

Link to application

Policies and Procedures for Certified RESNET Instructors

RESNET has adopted the following procedure for individuals posted on the Directory of Certified RESNET Instructors at http://www.resnet.us/professional/programs/qualified_rater_trainers :

  1. Individuals must be listed on the Directory of RESNET Instructors in order to teach rater training courses.
  2. RESNET Instructors must reapply annually to remain posted on the directory. In order to maintain the listing, qualified individuals must annually complete the online Application to Renew/Update Listing on Directory of Certified RESNET Instructors.
  3. In the event that an individual on the list ends their affiliation or employment with the company on their listing, they must update their contact information in order to remain listed. RESNET will remove individuals upon notification by the listed company that they are no longer affiliated. Such individuals must submit the application to renew/update with updated contact information in order to reinstate their listing.
  4. RESNET standards require that all Certified RESNET Instructors shall annually meet the requirements for professional development described in RESNET Standards section 204.2 and shall indicate which professional development requirements were fulfilled on their annual application.

Minimum Requirements for Renewing RESNET Instructor Certification

Professional Development for Rater Instructor (204.2):


  1. Minimum required qualifications to become a Rater Trainer (206.1.1):
  • Completion of a minimum of 16 sixteen (16) hours of a RESNET approved adult education program. The following trainings shall be recognized by RESNET for meeting this requirement
  • Rater Instructors annually shall complete a two-hour RESNET roundtable on current information and complete one of the following activities:
  • Document 12 hours of attendance at the RESNET Conference - or
  • Complete 12 hours of RESNET pre-approved Professional Development - or
  • Documented instruction of a minimum of 36 hours of RESNET Certification or Professional Development per year, documented by an Accredited Training Provider.

(Professional Development requirements for RESNET Certified Instructors will be changing January 1, 2018 per addendum 24.)

A person that is both a Certified RESNET Instructor and Quality Assurance Designee shall have to complete both the two-hour RESNET roundtable for a RESNET Instructor and the two-hour roundtable for Quality Assurance Designees. RESNET Instructors and QA Designees selecting the conference or Professional Development option need only comply with the 12-hour requirement one time, i.e. 12 hours is not required for each position.