Rater InStructor Professional Development Requirements

Effective on January 1, 2018 in order to maintain their status as a rater instructor, instructors must complete the following professional development requirements:

Rater Instructors shall complete a two hour RESNET roundtable on current information each year and also every three years:

  1. Document 12 hours of attendance at the RESNET Conference or other conferences approved by RESNET; and
  2. Complete 18 hours of RESNET approved Professional Development courses delivered by RESNET Accredited Training Providers or other events or venues approved by RESNET. Additional documented hours of attendance at RESNET Conferences qualify under this provision.

Rater Instructor Professional Development Courses shall cover one of the following:

  1. How to rapidly build expertise
    • How to develop and execute a training plan
    • How to deliver effective presentations
    • Integrating media
  2. How to train adults for vocational instruction
    • Teaching critical thinking skills
    • Working memory management principles
    • Teaching architecture
      • Receptive
      • Directive
      • Guided Discovery
      • Exploratory
  3. Ethics of training
    • How to teach ethics & morals
      • Golden Rule
      • Relationship management
      • How to determine values
    • Why ethical failures occur
    • How to prevent ethical failures
  4. Business management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Marketing
    • Writing business plans
    • Managing people & time
    • Executing plans
    • Finance
    • Pricing for Profit
  5. Advanced building science
    • Advanced structures & systems management of:
      • Water
      • Air
      • Heat
      • Indoor air quality

To request approval for Instructor Professional Development for a course, please complete the Verification Form found here: Instructor Professional Development Verification.The verification form must be submitted with the renewal form after courses were first approved by RESNET. Please also attach a certificate of completion, attendance, or receipt of payment.