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RESNET Adopts Amendments to Rating Quality Assurance Standards

Dec 4, 2013

Beginning in June of 2011 the RESNET Quality Assurance Committee undertook a new round of changes to the RESNET Standards based on feedback from the RESNET membership, Quality Assurance Designees and RESNET accredited Rating Providers.  The committee proposed revisions to address miscellaneous editorial changes throughout, as well as the following changes to Chapters 1 and 9:

Chapter 1

  • Change in the name of “Rating Providers” to “QA Providers”
  • Clarification of Rater Candidate requirements
  • Updated recertification requirements for Rating Field Inspectors
  • Creation of a Rater ID card to be issued by QA Providers
  • Minimum requirements for written rater discipline procedures
  • Added language for the new RESNET National Buildings Registry

Chapter 4

  • Removed Chapter Four because BOP’s are no longer in Standards

Chapter 9

  • Clarify RESNET’s QA responsibilities of QA Providers
  • Updated quality assurance file and field review requirements for sampled ratings
  • Updated quality assurance field review requirements for Rating Field Inspectors
  • Clarified corrective action requirements for non-compliant QA reviewed ratings
  • Clarification of QA Designee requirements
  • Updated language and formatting to clarify Ethics and Appeals Committee status as a standalone Committee
  • Clarification of RESNET recognition requirements for Energy Efficiency Programs
  • Moved QA Requirements for CEQ Providers from Chapter 10 to Chapter 9

The proposed changes have been through the RESNET Public Review and Comment Period and include final changes to language which address the public comments received.

On December 4, 2013 the RESNET Board adopted the proposed amendments.

The effective date of the changes is January 4, 2014.

To view the adopted amendments go to RESNET Quality Assurance Revisions