The RESNET Standards Development Committee 200 – Instruction, Assessment and Certification has proposed a change to the following section of Chapter Two of the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards: 126.96.36.199 – RESNET HERS Rater Simulation Practical Test Deadlines Section 188.8.131.52 requires that HERS Rater candidates and existing certified RESNET HERS Raters must pass the new RESNET Rater Simulation Practical test. Currently the standard requires that after January 1, 2016 new HERS Rater candidates must pass the test and that existing certified HERS Raters must pass the test by January 1, 2017. Due to the need to properly educate the rating industry on this requirement and make some technical modifications to the practical simulation test, the effective date for new raters will move to July 1, 2016 and for existing raters the effective date will move to July 1, 2017. This proposed amendment is undergoing the RESNET standard amendment public review and comment process. Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the proposed amendment. Comments will only be accepted on the proposed extension of the deadlines for the simulation practical tests. Public comments on the proposed amendment will be accepted until July 15, 2014. 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 Proposed Chapter 2 Amendment Extending Dates of RESNET HERS Rater Simulation Practical Test. To download the amendment, click on Extending Dates of RESNET HERS Rater Simulation Practical Test. Only comments made through the online system will be accepted. After the comment period, the RESNET Standard Development Committee 200 will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. The revised proposed amendments will then be submitted to the RESNET Standards Management Board for adoption.