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RESNET HERS Rater Training (with Classroom Component in Fitchburg, MA)

May 1-12, 2017 and May 15-19, 2017
Unitil Building
285 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420



Both Online and Classroom Components are required for Rater Certification. 

Full Training Cost of $2495 includes $1895 for the combined online and classroom components, and $600 in RESNET testing fees:

  • All four RESNET Exam Fees- including the new Practical Simulation Exam ($600 total value)
  • A brand new module on preparing for the Practical Simulation Exam
  • The newly updated Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual ($100 value)
  • A one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance ($50 value)

Online Training Component includes:

Dates: Weekdays May 1 - May 12, 2017, 9am-12pm

  • 30 hours webinar instruction from the comfort of your own home or office
  • Both live and recorded presentation options
  • Assignments and quizzes to make sure you master the material

Students are encouraged to attend all sessions at the scheduled time with the live instructor, however, sessions will be recorded, and in the event that a few must be missed, they can be watched later.
*A minimum of 6 of 10 sessions must be attended live.

5-Day Classroom/Field Training Component includes: 

Dates:  May 15-19, 2017, 8:30am-5pm                                              
Location: Unitil Building, Fitchburg, MA 

  • Hands-on equipment usage with blower door and duct blaster
  • Two of the five supervised ratings required by RESNET
  • Preparation, proctoring and fees for all four RESNET Exams.

Purchase the John Krigger Residential Energy book for an additional $81.75 (including shipping) when you register. This is the most common reference book on building science used both to prepare for the class and as a reference for the open book exam.


HERS Rater Training is the first step towards Rater Certification. To learn more about the requirements for certification click here.

Have you read our Q&A section for future 'Independent' raters?

Prior to making payment, be sure you have read and understood our Cancellation Policy (below)
For questions email or call/text 978-633-3013. Office Hours are Tues 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm/ Wed 1-5pm/ Thurs 9am-12pm and 1-5pm.

Contact: Betsy Ames at 978.633.3013

Cancellation Policy:

The Alliance is pleased to be able to offer high quality HERS rater training in the Northeast, approximately 2-3 times per year. It would be unfortunate to have to cancel a class at the last minute because one or more students drop out. Therefore, in order to cover the costs of our trainers and staff, and to continue to hold classes when there are cancellations, the following refund policy is in place:

If notice of your cancellation is received in writing (email), or by speaking live to a training coordinator:

21 or more days prior to class: You will be refunded the full training cost minus $100 processing fee, OR you may apply the fee, plus $100 for processing, to a future Alliance training session if one is available*.
Less than 21 days prior to class: You will be refunded the full training cost minus $250, OR you may apply the fee, plus $100 for processing, to a future Alliance training session if one is available*.

Fees paid for Alliance on-line testing are not refundable.

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