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ICC and RESNET Create New Voluntary Certification for HERS® Raters

Dec 17, 2019

The International Code Council (ICC) in cooperation with RESNET and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) RESNET has developed a new ICC certification designation, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)/Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Compliance Specialist (ICC IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist).

The new ICC certification is for certified RESNET HERS® Raters who also hold the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification.

This new certification combines the energy code knowledge of code officials with the energy efficiency knowledge of HERS® Raters to identify experts in energy plan review and inspection. The certification leverages the strengths of both organizations to increase the number of qualified individuals available for evaluating energy code compliance and home energy performance.

The IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist designation verifies competence in energy performance measurement and energy code proficiency. These certified specialists can supplement the work of jurisdictions facing resource constraints that affect their ability to conduct the necessary reviews. IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialists may now be used for both code compliance and energy performance rating services.

For more information on the new certification go to ICC IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden lauded ICC’s action stating, “This new certification will serve to increase HERS® Raters credibility with code officials and present new business opportunities in expanding its services to include energy code verification.”

A training and testing opportunity for the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification will be offered as a pre-conference session at the 2020 RESNET Conference in Scottsdale. In addition, the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification can now be taken online. This makes it easier for HERS® Rater to earn the ICC certification.