What is ENERGY STAR?
The ENERGY STAR program is designed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge builders to create well-designed homes that are energy efficient. It is a comprehensive program that covers all the building systems, and requires certified inspectors to perform field review and testing. That is where you come in.
Who am I?
You are a certified HERS Rater or Rating Field Inspector (RFI). You are trained in the field of building science to test, review, and analyze homes and building plans. Despite the great well of knowledge and understanding you currently have, the ENERGY STAR program requires more of you. The program is designed to test homes to meet high levels of specifications, reducing energy consumption through well-made homes, energy efficient lighting, and equally suitable appliances.
Further requirements of the ENERGY STAR program are properly qualified inspectors. While you have met a benchmark through your HERS Rater or RFI certification, there is more to it. You are among the few who can do this one job. As such, if you intend to work with ENERGY STAR builders, you must attend a course given by a RESNET-accredited Training Provider that covers the program changes.
How do I become certified?
The achieve your certification in the ENERGY STAR v3 program, you can purchase our online course.
This 18 CEU course covers the details of the ENERGY STAR program, including the new mandatory checklists and testing procedures.
The cost of this course is $540 for 2 months of access to the learning material, and includes the exam but does not include any proctoring fees.
There is a two hour exam at the end, with a score of 80% or higher to pass.
All exams must be arranged through us and administered by a local proctor (public library, technical school, college, or university) of your choice. We will need the proctor’s name, organization, phone number, email address, and physical address to make those arrangements. We will send the proctor the exam information and proctoring instructions. NOTE: All proctoring fees are the responsibility of the student.