The 2-day Building Science segment of the ARN Certified HERS Rater training is now available online but there are other aspects of the HRES training that must be performed in a classroom setting, such as:
Best of all, ARN training pricing is extremely competitive.
NOTE: This 3-day segment of in-class training mentioned above has a limited number of seats available so, if you are serious about getting certified, then we suggest you grab your seat today. Course information is listed on the right side of this page.
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There is a well established process for becoming a certified HERS rater and there are many reasons why:
Nearly everyone who is interested in becoming a certified HERS rater elects to take a comprehensive training program that is typically offered in-person in a class room setting. Historically, a HERS rater training class took 5 full days of time and these days were jam-packed with information. Because of the ever increasing complexity of national programs, especially ENERGY STAR Version 3.0, it is difficult to relay all the information potentially needed to pass the national exam that is typically given on the last day of the training. With this in mind, ARN now offers an online Building Science course that registrants of HERS rater courses are expected to take and understand prior to physically attending the 5-day course. If attendees have a reasonable understanding of basic Building Science from Day 1 it makes it possible to move into more complex subjects more quickly and also cover the areas that the RESNET national test typically delves into.
Students who pass the test will be required by RESNET to perform three complete HERS Ratings needed to complete the Certification process. There is an additional charge for this process.
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Thanks for everything. I thought the April 17-19 2013 class was incredibly informative and feel like I got a lot out of it. I definitely will be recommending it in the future.
Mike Harsma, Construction Management Officer
Rental Housing Development
South Dakota Housing Development Authority
(Posted May 1, 2013 by SuperAdmin)
This came up during a conference call I was involved in last Friday with the Arkansas Energy Dept and builders in the northwest Ark area. Ark is on the verge of adopting 2009 IECC statewide in 2014 and seeking public opinions.
The "argument" was made about the additional costs affecting sales. Thanks to Sharla and the class I was able to explain that there are programs to help offset any additional cost to the homebuyer and help them qualify for a more energy efficient home. The question was then asked if anyone knew of or had experience with any banks offering such programs.
I have forwarded your EEM/EIM lenders information on to JD L---- with the Energy Dept. According to him, all indications are that they will be adopting the 2009 IECC statewide in January 2014 with the requirement that a HERS certification sticker be placed in the electric panel of every new home. This means good business for me since there are currently only a small handfull of raters in this area.
I'll be joining your CEQ - EnergySmart providership within the next month as I begin building my business to prepare for the coming year.
Thanks again for all your help!
(Posted May 3, 2013 by SuperAdmin)