Home Energy Rater Training Agenda


On-Line Training

30 hours of training divided into 10 modules. Each module will be 3 hours in length. Below is an outline of the topics covered.

  • Module I: Introduction
    • Introductions/overview
    • Slideshow: Introduction to RESNET, Ratings, ENERGY STAR, and Mortgages
    • Poll question and break
    • Slideshow: House as a system/ Introduction to Building Performance
    • RESNET Standards, reference home
    • Poll questions
  • Module II: Building Science
    • Slideshow: Baseload consumption and efficiency
    • Poll questions and break
    • Slideshow: Building airflow and Blower Door
  • Module III: Envelope
    • Slideshow: Building Envelope Analysis and Thermal Boundary
    • Break halfway
  • Module IV: Mechanical systems
    • Slideshow: Heating & cooling systems
    • Poll questions and break
    • Heating and cooling continued: including load calculations, AHRI
  • Module V: Ventilation & Distribution
    • Slideshow: Ventilation
    • Poll questions and break
    • Distribution systems, ASHRAE, testing
  • Module VI: CAZ/Workscope
    • Slideshow: Targeting Health and Safety
    • Chapter 8, testing standards
    • Poll questions and break
    • Provide access to Interplay RESCAZ for student practice
    • Demo of Software and relation to standards
  • Module VII: Math and Measurements
    • Math for ratings
    • Poll questions and break
    • Plan take-offs, field data collection
  • Module VIII: Rating Software
    • REMRate overview
    • REMRate data entry, reports
    • Poll questions and brea
    • Review and assign homework
  • Module IX: Create REM/Homework assignment
    • Review homework assignment (Create REM model from provided plans)
    • Poll questions and break
    • Create Model together
  • Module X:
    • Review
    • Q&A
    • Poll questions and break
    • Test

Class Session

  • Pre-class requirements
    • Register and Complete NEHERS 30 hours on-line courses
    • Pass online test for each module (must be within 12-months of class date)
    • Completed RESCAZ tutorials
    • Completed assigned practice rating
  • Class schedule
    • Day 1
      • Review practice rating
      • Review testing equipment & procedures
      • Begin required Rating from Plans
    • Day 2 (Attended by both new trainees and existing raters seeking CAZ certification)
      • CAZ/Workscope review/ field visit
      • RESCAZ Simulation test
      • CAZ/Workscope multiple choice test
    • Day 3 (in field)
      • Field data collection for Confirmed Rating
      • Test each rater on use of equipment
    • Day 4
      • Pre-exam review
      • RESNET rater test
      • Complete Rating from Plans
      • Complete Confirmed Rating
  • If Rating from Plans or Confirmed Rating not completed by end of Day 4 they must be submitted to trainer within 7 days