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RESNET Proposes Amendment on Revising RESNET Rater Training and Certification Standard (Chapter 2)

May 25, 2012

Despite the fact that RESNET has made a number of changes to its technical standards and adopted Chapter 7 “RESNET National Standard for Home Energy Audits”, RESNET has not updated its National Standard for Rater Training and Certification (Chapter 2). RESNET’s national rater test has not been modified since 2008 and does not take into account the changes in RESNET rating standards. Before revising the rater test Chapter 2 needed to be brought up-to-date.

For two years the RESNET Training and Education Committee has worked to revise the RESNET National Standard for Rater Training and Certification. The following are the main changes to the proposed revised standard:

  • Combine the Comprehensive Home Energy Rater, Home Performance Auditor certifications and requirements into the certified Home Energy Rater.
  • Define the capabilities of the Home Energy Survey Professional, the Rating Field Inspector and the HERS® Rater
  • Revised the HERS® Rater Professional Development requirements

The amendment if adopted will go into effect on January 1, 2013.

The amendment is undergoing an ANSI compliant public review and comment process. Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the proposed amendment. Public comments on the proposed amendment will be accepted until Monday, August 6, 2012. To submit your comments click on RESNET Amendment Comment Online Form. Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted by clicking on Comments Submitted on Chapter Two.

To download the amendment, click on Proposed Chapter Two Amendment. Only comments made through the online system will be accepted.

After the comment period, the appropriate RESNET committee will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. The revised proposed amendments then will be submitted to the RESNET Standards Committee who will review the public comment process then recommend to the RESNET Board for adoption.