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Scholarship Announced for NEHERS Fall 2024 HERS Rater Training Class

Jul 6, 2024


Become a HERS Rater with the NEHERS Alliance!

Early Bird Discount Deadline: September 30th (Save $300)

MA Resident Scholarship Application Deadline: August 1st (Up to 5 Slots – priority will be given to candidates who have completed our RFI or HERS Modeler Training.)

Non-MA Resident Scholarship Application Deadline: October 1st (One Slot)    

MA Employer Express Grant Deadline: October 7st  (50% off)

Final Registration Deadline is October 14th

The Northeast HERS Alliance is pleased to offer one scholarship slot for attending our Fall 2024 HERS Rater Training for candidates who are NOT residents of Massachusetts. (Candidates who ARE residents of Massachusetts may apply here for one of the MassCEC-funded Scholarship Slots for our Mentorship Program). The purpose of this scholarship is to make this training available to an individual from an under-represented demographic in the HERS Industry (BI-POC, women, low-income, veterans, single moms, young adults, etc…) who may not otherwise have access to this training. Please visit our website for more details about the scholarship and how to apply.

The Alliance offers high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast, approximately 4 times per year.  We have contracted with Performance Systems Development (PSD) to run this training.  Our hybrid HERS rater training classes have an online modules component (two weeks), which includes all of the building science theory, and a classroom/field practical training component (one week with 3 days on site), which includes all of the hands-on practical training and testing that is necessary to prepare to pass the rater exams.  Our comprehensive training package includes everything a student needs to be well prepared to embark on an exciting career a HERS rater. HERS rater training is the first step towards rater certification.  To learn more about the requirements for certification, click here.  Both online and classroom components are required for certification.

This course has been approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, which has funds available for employee training.  Please visit our website for details about how to apply.

Online Modules Component: Two-Week Training (Live on Zoom):
Dates: October 28 – November 8, 2024 – (M-F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, and two Wednesday afternoons 1:00 -4:00 PM)

5-Day Classroom/Field Practical Training Component (Last 3 Days Live on Site):
Dates: November 18 – 22, 2024 – Weekdays 8:30 AM-5:00 PM – 3 Days on site (in Worcester, MA)

Training Fee is $3295 (Save $300 if registered by 9/30/24 at $2995) and includes: the combined online and classroom components; all RESNET Exam Fees ($525 total value);  the Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual ($100 value);  a one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance ($60 value);  36 hours of online study (pre-approved for 36 BPI credits);  5 days of classroom/field study (3 days live on site);  a thorough review of basic energy concepts;  hands-on learning equipment usage with blower door testing and duct blasting;  two of the five Probationary Ratings overseen by a RESNET certified Candidate Field Assessor required by RESNET;  and training on the latest version of rating software.  Both online and classroom components are required for rater certification.  Final registration deadline is October 14, 2024.  For more information contact Betsy Ames at betsy@nehers.org or call/text 978-633-3013 or register online at https://nehers.org/event?EventID=8857 Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Linked In!