Home Energy Analyst (HERS)

Hours: 120 / Access Length: Unlimited / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,145.00

Course Overview:

This course will be discontinued on February 25th, 2019.  No new enrollments will be allowed. 

This course includes BPI, HERS, and Weatherization Auditor in one package.  The course is specifically designed to:

  • Train a person to conduct energy ratings on new homes or audits on existing homes.
  • Help prepare for the RESNET written and field exams.
  • Help prepare for the BPI written and field exams.
  • Train a person to work as a rater or auditor for the Weatherization Program.
  • Teach how a house is tested for leakiness.
  • Teach where to look for reducing energy bills.

Some additional field work/training is required before the RESNET certification can be obtained.  Some additional field work/training is extremely helpful, but not required before the BPI Certification can be obtained.

Course Outline:

  • 21 DVD set Energy Auditor Training: Covers all the BPI Building Analyst Standards, the HERS Rater Standards, and DOE-Weatherization Core Competencies.
  • 3 DVD set Energy Auditor, Building Analyst (B.A.), HERS Rater, and DOE-Weatherization Training: Whole House Assessment, Diagnosing and Air Sealing
  • A 350-page Book "Energy Assessment and Improvement" by Harbuck
  • 1 CD which includes BPI documents, OSHA, Thermal Bypass, Sample State Weatherization Standards, and Worker Safety
  • 1 DVD : Energy Business and Marketing Issues
  • 4 DVD set Equipment Training: Blower Door, Pressure Pan, Zone Pressure Diagnostics, Duct Blaster

No computer needed—just use the DVD player connected to your television.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **