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RESNET HERS® Associate

Oct 9, 2019

With the increase in the demand for HERS® Ratings builders are increasingly requesting suppliers to relate what contribution the product would have on their homes’ HERS® Index score. Suppliers were seeking a way for their staff to be able to answer the question without the time and expense of their staff going through the full HERS® Rater training.

To meet this need RESNET has created a new designation the RESNET HERS® Associate.  This new RESNET certificate level designation is essential for anyone needing a working understanding of RESNET and HERS® for uses other than conducting ratings.

The HERS® Associate is targeted for supplier employees, but is also applicable to, architects, engineers, code officials, builders, trade sub-contractors, appraisers, or advocacy groups.

Available RESNET HERS® Associate Courses

Click here to view the list of organizations approved to offer the HERS® Associate Course


Information on Applying to Offer RESNET HERS® Associate Courses 

The Training and Certification Committee of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board developed learning objectives that must be met for an individual to earn the RESNET HERS® Associate Certificate.

To become a RESNET HERS® Associate an individual must complete a RESNET approved training course that is designed to meet the following learning objectives.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for a certificate course for the RESNET HERS® Associate would be:

  • Introduction of course, RESNET and the HERS® Index
  • Guiding principles used by HERS® Raters to rate a home and produce a HERS® Index Score
  • Relate the principles of building science as they apply to HERS
  • Inspection and testing protocols used in rating a home
  • Computer modeling and the methodology to produce a HERS® Index
  • HERS® Scores and the IECC

Training Course

Being able to offer the RESNET HERS® Associate training is open any partner or stakeholder organization or RESNET Training Provider.

Those interested in offering this course will need to submit a course description and curriculum to RESNET for approval. The curriculum will have to meet the above Learning Objectives and include a final teacher based test.

Course format can be self-paced, webinar or workshop.

Course application fee:  $100.00

To submit a HERS® Associate course for approval go to:


What to Submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A detailed course description that demonstrates how the Learning Objectives will be achieved.

Allow 10 working days for review.