ENERGY STAR  Version 3/3.1 Certification Training for HERS Raters and RFIs

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Cost: $350.00 | CEUs: 18 (RESNET) | Sign me up!

ENERGY STAR v3/v3.1 On-Demand Certification for HERS Raters and RFIs

This course provides the training required for a Certified HERS Rater or RFI to verify homes under the ENERGY STAR program. This is ENERGY STAR v3.0/v3.1 using the Revision 8 checklists. The course includes the exam which must be passed to achieve this certification and/or obtain CEUs. Successful completion of this course will earn the student 18 RESNET CEU's.

PLEASE NOTE: Existing Certified ENERGY STAR HERS Raters are also eligible for 18 CEUs for successful completion of this course!

Most ENERGY STAR training programs use a checklist by checklist, item by item approach. We have found that method leaves a lot to be desired when you try to apply it in the real world. The “Rater Field Checklist” if completed from top to bottom requires you to traverse the same path up to six (6) times - we counted 538 total steps! The ARN optimized training method instead teaches you what to verify inspection by inspection rather than checklist by checklist. When you look at a window, you are prepared to verify everything needed for that window at one time. This reduces the number of steps to 138 and this is just for one of four (4) checklists which must be completed for ENERGY STAR. Save the steps for the gym. When you are working, every step impacts your profits. Where you choose to get your training can make a significant difference in the amount of time spent on-site and at your computer.

Module 1 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements  
This module will provide an overview of the ENERGY STAR Program requirements for all participants, the Builder, the Rater and the HVAC contractor.  Included is an overview of ENERGY STAR certification, the target HERS Index, the Benchmark Home Size and Size Adjustment Factor, and trade-off limitations.
Unit 1 Course Introduction: ENERGY STAR Version 3
Unit 2 ENERGY STAR V3 Program Requirements: Course Materials
Unit 3 ENERGY STAR Basics: Introduction to ENERGY STAR Verification
Unit 4 Introduction to ENERGY STAR v3 Quizzes
Unit 5 ENERGY STAR Basics Quiz
Unit 6 The ENERGY STAR Certification Process
Unit 7 ENERGY STAR Certification Process Quiz
Unit 8 ENERGY STAR v3 Certification Minimum Efficiencies
Unit 9 ENERGY STAR Certification Minimum Efficiencies Quiz
Module 2 ENERGY STAR Design Review  
What are these checklists that ENERGY STAR Certification Requires?  Where are they found?  How does a Rater know which ones to use?  Who on the project team needs to be trained or credentialed as qualified to work on an ENERGY STAR project?  What credentialing responsibility do the Builder and HVAC Contractor have?  What additional design review and modeling responsibilities does the Rater have? Those questions and more will be answered in this module.
Unit 1 Design Verification: Introduction & Course Materials
Unit 2 Checklists and Partner Verification
Unit 3 Checklists and Partner Verification Quiz
Unit 4 Envelope Design Review
Unit 5 Envelope Design Review Quiz
Unit 6 HVAC Design Verification
Unit 7 HVAC Design Verification Quiz
Module 3 ENERGY STAR Inspections  
Third party verification is a major component of ENERGY STAR qualified homes.  This module will take you to the field and teach you what to look for when verifying for the ENERGY STAR program.  You will work through several site visits and understand how what you see in the field translates to what you record on your checklists.
Unit 1 ENERGY STAR Field Inspections: Introduction & Course Materials
Unit 2 Pre-Slab Inspection
Unit 3 Foundation and Roof Inspection
Unit 4 Pre-Drywall Inspection Introduction
Unit 5 Pre-Drywall Inspection of Walls and Framing
Unit 6 Pre-Drywall Inspection of Fenestrations
Unit 7 Pre-Drywall Inspection of Moisture Management
Unit 8 Pre-Drywall Inspection of HVAC Systems
Unit 9 Pre-Drywall Inspection of Other Items
Unit 10 Construction Complete Inspection Protocols
Unit 11 Putting it all Together - The ENERGY STAR Submission Package
Module 4 Partnering with ENERGY STAR  
This module includes information about ENERGY STAR Partnership benefits and how ENERGY STAR helps you grow your business.
Unit 1 Program Essentials and Partner Resources
Unit 2 ENERGY STAR Program Essentials and Partner Resources Quiz
Module 5 ENERGY STAR Version 3 Revision 8 Exam  
This test must be successfully completed to earn your certification as a verifier for the ENERGY STAR program.
Unit 1 ESv3 Test Registration
Unit 2 ENERGY STAR v3: Test

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