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A class agenda and registration form are available in Adobe PDF format at the bottom of this page. Many questions about becoming certified and operating as a rater are answered on our FAQs page.

Description:
Successful completion of this training is the first step toward becoming certified as a professional home energy rater. As an energy rater, you will be able to produce energy rating reports that will help home buyers and homeowners qualify for financing incentives through a variety of private and government loan programs. KBSI’s rater certification training is accredited by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).

This workshop will teach you how to evaluate the energy performance, comfort and safety of a house through a comprehensive, whole-house diagnostic procedure. You will learn:

  • about the hidden flaws often found in standard construction that can cause discomfort, high utility bills, moisture problems and indoor air quality problems
  • how to use powerful new tools to find and correct flaws in a building's thermal envelope
  • how to evaluate and sell the economic benefits of solutions to these problems by using cutting edge energy analysis software -- software that will also provide precise sizing of heating and air conditioning equipment
  • a sound understanding of building science principles and residential energy use
  • how to use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including the blower door
  • how to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic analysis of a home
  • how to produce a complete home energy analysis using REM/Rate™
  • how to produce an IECC compliance report
  • how to create or expand your business selling home comfort and diagnostics
  • how to size heating and air conditioning systems for new or existing homes

Class size:
Attendance is generally limited to 12, so early registration is advised. KBSI reserves the right to expand class size at its sole discretion.

Next scheduled dates:
Please see schedule page.

Registration Fee: Registration fee is $1,250 per person. A discount of $50 per person is offered for two or more registrations from one company or agency to the same workshop. There is a $150 per student cancellation fee. No refund is granted if cancellation notice is received less than seven days prior to the start of the training. Substitutions may be made.

There is an additional fee of $50 for the RESNET National Rater Exam offered at the conclusion of the training.

Students are required to bring their own laptop computer running Windows 2000, XP or Vista and equipped for wireless internet access. KBSI has a limited number of laptops available for use by students. There is a $50 fee for this option.

For more information about the class or to register by phone, please call, toll-free 877-537-2425. Kansas Building Science Institute is committed to making services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to disabilities or dietary restrictions, please contact KBSI at least two weeks before the start of the workshop.

Registration: To register for this class on-line, click here.


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HERS Rater Training Agenda and Registration Form