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Why Amy Signed Up

Amy Patze says Energy Vanguard's HERS rater training is the best.

"No other company or organization offering the training was as friendly, quick to respond, or as helpful as Energy Vanguard has been."

~ Amy Patze

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Your Instructors

Allison A. Bailes III, PhD, president of Energy Vanguard
Allison A. Bailes III, PhD, president of Energy Vanguard, building science pro, writer, energy geek, juggler
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Jeffrey Sauls, Building Science Associate, RESNET QAD, LEED for Homes AP, BPI BA & EP
Alexander S. Bell
Andy Bell, Building Science Associate, RESNET QAD Delegate, LEED for Homes AP, BPI BA

Why Energy Vanguard?

"I want to learn from the best and I’m very happy I made the trip to Atlanta to train with Energy Vanguard."
~ Richard Pedranti, Milford, PA

The Energy Vanguard HERS Rater Training Class

Are you looking to get your HERS rater certification? Rising energy costs and growing interest in green building are increasing the demand for well trained energy auditors and home energy raters. (A home energy rating is a detailed home energy audit that includes energy modeling.)HERS rater training class, learning how to use a Duct Blaster

What can you do as a home energy rater?

  • Qualify homes for ENERGY STAR.
  • Help homebuyers get Energy Efficient Mortgages.
  • Verify energy code compliance. (Automatically qualify as Georgia DET verifier.)
  • Assist in the verification of Passive House certified projects.
  • Help homeowners with high energy bills, comfort problems, and indoor air quality.

Energy Vanguard is a RESNET accredited HERS training provider and offers the HERS rater training class. Here’s why you want to sign up for an Energy Vanguard training:

  • Of all the organizations offering this kind of training, Energy Vanguard is perhaps the only that is run by someone with with a PhD and real education experience. (For confirmation that this matters, read these testimonials.)
  • The Energy Vanguard curriculum is learner-centered, which means you'll be actively involved. This is not a class where you sit and try to keep yourself awake through Powerpoint presentations all day. Read this article from the Energy Vanguard blog to find out more about our education philosophy.
  • What you learn in our class will stay with you. The research-based teaching methods include enough practice time that you'll be amazed by how much you retain.

One of the fun and unique games we invented for teaching building science is called Psychrometric Chart Simon Says. It's our way of making sure you really understand humidity, and you can see how it works in the short video below.

If you're ready for training in one of the most exciting green jobs out there, click the Register Now button below.

Enrollment is limited for maximum learning, so don't wait. Enroll today!  

Hybrid Training for the 21st Century

We restructured our class in 2014 and now offer a hybrid approach to HERS rater training. You'll begin by enrolling in our online course. Once you get started, you can work at your own pace and really learn the fundamentals of the home energy rater curriculum before you show up for the classroom portion. Here's a quick look at the organization:

Online Learning

You'll have 150 days to complete the online course, in which you'll learn:

  • All about HERS 
  • Building Science
  • Math Skills
  • Pressure Testing
  • Energy Modeling
  • Combustion Safety
  • HVAC

Classroom Learning

Once you complete the online course, you'll sign up for our classroom training. There, you'll review the material you covered in your online course as well as get hands-on time with the equipment. You'll also go out into the field and apply your knowledge and skills in real houses.

Here's what's included:

  • Online course review
  • Hands-on practice time with the equipment
  • Test preparation
  • Test proctoring for all 3 tests (national HERS rater, combustion safety multiple choice, & combustion safety simulation)
  • 2 field visitsEnergy Vanguard HERS rater training
  • 2 training ratings required by RESNET (one from plans, one from field data you will collect)
  • Equipment proficiency test (to ensure you know how to use the pressure testing and combustion safety equipment)

If you pass the course by the end of the 5 day classroom training, you'll get your certificate and be ready to sign up with a RESNET accredited quality assurance provider to finish your certification requirements.

2 Enrollment Options

When you enroll in Energy Vanguard's home energy rater course, you have two options:

  • Enroll in each of the 2 phases separately, or
  • Sign up for the combo deal and get a reduced fee

Whether you just want to test the waters before jumping in or sign up for the whole shbang at once, it's up to you.

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