Energy code requirements for inspections and testing have grown increasingly more stringent since 2006 and require specialized knowledge, skills, and equipment even while many building departments are facing tighter internal resource constraints. To meet this challenge ICC and RESNET collaborated to create the ICC IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist designation. This specialty designation combines energy code knowledge required by code jurisdictions with deep energy efficiency and building science knowledge to recognize individuals qualified to conduct energy code plan review, inspections, and testing. RESNET strongly urges certified RESNET HERS® Raters and Rating Field Inspectors to take advantage of this great opportunity to provide energy code verification to their clients by receiving the IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist designation. In order to receive this designation, a certified RESNET HERS® Rater or Rating Field inspector must pass the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner examination. To assist HERS® Raters and Rating Field Inspectors to pass the examination ICC has posted an online Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Online Prep Course. It is not required to take the training. Once can always challenge the test. Taking advantage of the online prep course will, however, enhance the chances of passing the examination. The IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist training is based on 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and will serve as base training for future updated versions of the IECC and amended state-specific versions of the code. The content of this course is focused on the Residential Provisions of the IECC. The objective of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of the IECC code by guiding students through each chapter. Topics include the history and future of energy codes, understanding of the administration and documentation requirements, an overview of the compliance options, and a detailed review of specific thermal envelope and systems provisions. In addition, students will learn about how the IECC relates to existing buildings and solar readiness. of specific thermal envelope and systems provisions. In addition, students will learn about how the IECC relates to existing buildings and solar readiness. Course Objectives: • Provide detailed descriptions of energy efficiency provisions for compliance with the IECC • List and discuss the three compliance options and how the provisions apply to each • Discuss how the IECC is relevant to different building types (ex. new construction, existing buildings, etc.) To sign up for the training go to Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Online Prep Course For more information on the ICC IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist click on Certified Energy Code Professionals.