The following infrastructure for HERS raters and provider organizations has been established within the NEHERS Alliance to maintain the national standards for HERS organizations as set by NASEO/RESNET.
||Accredited HERS Provider Organizations
||Applied for and received accreditation designation under NASEO/RESNET HERS guidelines.
||Individual or small organization with technical capabilities but lacking resources or desire to become accredited.
May choose to maintain relationship with Associated Raters (as "Accredited HERS Ally").
|Operates under Accredited HERS Member Organization
||Full QC system
Designates an officer, employee or contractor to be responsible for quality assurance within the organization ("QA Designee").
Maintains QA files according to NASEO HERS Guidelines.
|Operates under Accredited HERS Member Organization's QC system
||Maintains database of all issued ratings.
Reports ratings to software vendor as required.
|Operates under Accredited HERS Provider’s rating database system
||Licenses rating software directly through software vendor(s).
||No direct licensing option available; operates under Accredited HERS Ally’s software license.
Issues ratings under Accredited HERS Ally's name.
Receives rating numbers from Accredited HERS Ally.