With the increase in the demand for HERS® Ratings builders are increasingly requesting suppliers to relate what contribution the product would have on their homes’ HERS® Index score. Suppliers were seeking a way for their staff to be able to answer the question without the time and expense of their staff going through the full HERS® Rater training. To meet this need RESNET has created a new designation the RESNET HERS® Associate. This new RESNET certificate level designation is essential for anyone needing a working understanding of RESNET and HERS® for uses other than conducting ratings. The HERS® Associate is targeted for supplier employees, but is also applicable to, architects, engineers, code officials, builders, trade sub-contractors, appraisers, or advocacy groups. Available RESNET HERS® Associate Courses Click here to view the list of organizations approved to offer the HERS® Associate Course Information on Applying to Offer RESNET HERS® Associate Courses The Training and Certification Committee of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board developed learning objectives that must be met for an individual to earn the RESNET HERS® Associate Certificate. To become a RESNET HERS® Associate an individual must complete a RESNET approved training course that is designed to meet the following learning objectives. Learning Objectives The learning objectives for a certificate course for the RESNET HERS® Associate would be: Introduction of course, RESNET and the HERS® Index Guiding principles used by HERS® Raters to rate a home and produce a HERS® Index Score Relate the principles of building science as they apply to HERS Inspection and testing protocols used in rating a home Computer modeling and the methodology to produce a HERS® Index HERS® Scores and the IECC Training Course Being able to offer the RESNET HERS® Associate training is open any partner or stakeholder organization or RESNET Training Provider. Those interested in offering this course will need to submit a course description and curriculum to RESNET for approval. The curriculum will have to meet the above Learning Objectives and include a final teacher based test. Course format can be self-paced, webinar or workshop. Course application fee: $100.00 To submit a HERS® Associate course for approval go to: https://www1.resnet.us/pd/hers_associate.aspx What to Submit: A completed application form A detailed course description that demonstrates how the Learning Objectives will be achieved. Allow 10 working days for review.