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RESNET Proposes Amendment on Updating RESNET’s Quality Assurance Procedures

Feb 20, 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 membership, QA Designees and RESNET staff.

The following is a general list of the changes contained in the proposed revised quality assurance standard:

Chapter 1

  • Changes the name of “Rating Providers” to “QA Providers”
  • Clarifies Rater Candidate requirements
  • Updates recertification requirements for Rating Field Inspectors
  • Creates a Rater ID card to be issued by QA Providers
  • Establishes minimum requirements for written rater discipline procedures
  • Adds language for the new RESNET National Buildings Registry

Chapter 9

  • Establishes quality assurance file and field review requirements for sampled ratings
  • Establishes quality assurance field review requirements for Rating Field Inspectors
  • Clarifies corrective action requirements for non-compliant QA reviewed ratings
  • Clarifies QA Designee requirements
  • Establishes whistleblower protections for QA Designees
  • Clarifies how RESNET handles QA for EEP’s
  • Moves recently approved QA Requirements for CEQ Providers from Chapter 10 to Chapter 9
  • Differentiates ethics and compliance complaints, and simplifies how they are handled
  • Updates probation, suspension and revocation provisions for Providers
  • Simplifies the Standards language for appeals


  • Removes Chapter 4 on BOP’s which was sunset on 1/1/12
  • Adds a provision to Chapter 5 regarding how changes to the Standards will be managed Cleans-up items in Chapter 6
  • Updates definitions in Appendix B

The draft revisions were vetted by RESNET staff, QA Designees and accredited Rating Providers.

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 Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

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 Updates on RESNET Quality Assurance Standard.

To download the amendment, click on Proposed RESNET Quality Assurance Revisions .  Only comments made through the online system will be accepted.

After the comment period, the RESNET Quality Assurance 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.