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RFIs Eligible for ICC IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist Designation

Aug 26, 2020

The International Code Council (ICC) and RESNET are pleased to announce that certified RESNET Rating Field Inspectors (RFIs) are now eligible to obtain the ICC IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist designation when they obtain the Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification through ICC.

This designation combines the energy code knowledge of code officials with the energy efficiency knowledge of RFIs to identify experts in energy code inspection and testing. The credential leverages the strengths of both organizations to increase the number of qualified individuals available for evaluating energy code compliance and home energy performance.

The ICC IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist designation verifies competence in energy performance measurement and energy code proficiency. These certified specialists can supplement the work of jurisdictions facing resource constraints that affect their ability to conduct the necessary reviews. IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialists may now be used for both code compliance and energy performance rating services.

RESNET’s standards for RFIs and HERS® Raters are still in place. This means an RFI must still work under a certified HERS® Rater and will only be responsible for the field inspections and testing.

Any RFIs that have already received the Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner certification through ICC will have the option of obtaining a digital badge for their IECC/HERS® Compliance Specialist designation.