BER Training Calendar


BUILDING EFFICIENCY RESOURCES (The BER) is a National RESNET Accredited Training Provider. BER offers training and examination options that meet the demands of busy work schedules and practical budgets, including online, self-guided, classroom and hands-on field instruction which allow professionals seeking training and certification to choose the optimal solution to suit their specific needs.

For more information on the trainings we currently offer, please click on one of the links below, or contact us.


Upcoming Trainings


ENERGY STAR Version 3 & 3.1 Training




BER is proud to announce the release of our updated ENERGY STAR Version 3/3.1 Training! The new course covers recent updates to the ENERGY STAR program. Participants will take a final exam to qualify for certification.



  • Complete the course at your own pace using our online, on-demand modules
  • Earn professional development credit upon successful course completion
    • 18 RESNET PDHs
    • 18 BPI CEUs
  • This training can be taken in addition to ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction training or as a stand-alone course
  • Cost Effective:
    • Only $249 for BER members; $299 for non-BER members.
    • Save even more by bundling both the ESMFNC Training Course and the ESv3/3.1 course at our discounted rate of only $450 for BER members, and $550 for non-BER members.


For more information about ENERGY STAR training, and to register click here!



ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Training




BER is proud to announce the release of our ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Training! The new course covers all requirements of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction program including an overview of the ESMFNC Program Requirements, Rater Design Review and Rater Field Checklists, and Multifamily Workbook. Participants will take a final exam to qualify for certification.



  • Complete the course in only 1 day using our online, on-demand modules
  • Course registration is now open
  • Earn professional development credit upon successful course completion
    • 18 RESNET PDHs
    • 2.5 BPI CEUs
  • This training can be taken in addition to ENERGY STAR version 3/3.1 Training or as a stand-alone course
  • Cost Effective:
    • Only $249 for BER members; $299 for non-BER members
    • Save even more by bundling both the ESMFNC Training Course and the ESv3/3.1 course at our discounted rate of only $450 for BER members, and $550 for non-BER members.

For more information about ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction training, and to register click here!



PHIUS+ Verifier Training


BER is proud to announce that we will be teaching two upcoming PHIUS+ Verifier Training courses this year.

Come to learn about the exciting opportunities for you to get involved with the highest performance energy efficient building standards in the US while earning the PHIUS+ Verifier Training Certificate in just 3 days.


  • Instructor: Chris McTaggart
    • Chris McTaggart serves as the PHIUS+ QA/QC Manager in support of the PHIUS+ Rater program
  • 14 RESNET PDHs
  • Class runs 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Two locations to choose from:
    • Seattle, WA: September 23-25, 2019
    • Arlington, VA: December 3-5, 2019


For more information on the PHIUS+ program and to sign up for the training, visit https://www.phius.org/get-professional-training/phius-qa-c-training/phius-verifier-training

If you have any other questions, please contact training@theber.com.



HERS Rater Training


  • Instructor: Chris McTaggart

BER is proud to announce that Chris McTaggart will be presenting a HERS Rater Hybrid Training, sponsored by Consumers Energy of Michigan.

This hybrid training is designed for all individuals interested in learning more about the HERS rating industry and becoming a certified HERS Rater. This training will incorporate all elements and examinations required to fulfill RESNET HERS Rater training requirements. The cost for the course is $2,500.

BER is also offering a special opportunity for students of that course to complete the Provisional Rater requirements to earn certification for an additional $500.

Consumers Energy is offering course sponsorship for individuals in their territory.

  • Online course runs 10/14/19 through 10/25/19
  • Classroom portion will run 11/4/19 – 11/8/19 in Michigan

For more information and to register, please send an email to training@theber.com. Please include the information for the individual candidate for the course. We will need the name, address, email address, and phone number.



HERS Rater Hybrid Training


Jan. 21, 2020 – Feb 4, 2020 Online portion &
Feb. 10– 14, 2020 Classroom Portion
Location: Springfield, MA


BUILDING EFFICIENCY RESOURCES (BER) is proud to announce that we will be presenting a HERS Rater Hybrid Training, hosted by the Northeast HERS Alliance (NEHERS)
Jan 21, 2020 – Feb 4, 2020 Online portion & Feb 10-14, 2020 Classroom portion in Springfield, MA


BER is proud to partner with NEHERS to deliver this high quality, comprehensive HERS rater training. This hybrid training is designed for all individuals interested in learning more about the HERS rating industry and becoming a certified HERS rater. This training will incorporate all elements and examinations required to fulfill RESNET HERS rater training requirements, including RESNET Combustion Safety (RESCAZ) and HERS Practical Simulation training. Students who successfully complete this training will be able to join a RESNET QA Provider to complete the final requirements to become a fully certified HERS rater.


For more information and to register, please visit the NEHERS website or see below.



Online Training:
Jan 21-Feb 4, 2020
Weekdays (Times TBA)
Location: Online
5-Day Classroom/Field Training:
Feb 10-14, 2020
Weekdays: 8:30am-5pm
Location: Springfield, MA


REGISTER BY December 17th and SAVE $200 WITH THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

FINAL REGISTERATION DEADLINE IS JAN 7th! Both Online and Classroom Components are required for HERS rater certification.

Full Training Cost of $2,595 includes $2,070 for the combined online and classroom components, and $525 in RESNET testing fees.

For further details, please visit the NEHERS website.



HERS Rater Training


As detailed on our Why Become a Certified HERS Rater? page, Certified RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Raters are qualified professionals who offer a variety of valuable services to their clients.

For professionals looking to become a Certified HERS Rater, Building Efficiency Resources is proud to offer multiple paths to becoming Certified.

For information on HERS Rater Training offered by the BER, please click here .

BER offers an online/on-demand HERS Rater Training course that meets all requirements for RESNET HERS Rater certification. Our Rater Training course includes our Provisional Rater Mentorship package as well. For more information, please click the link above.


Provisional Rater Training Certification Mentorship


After successful completion of the RESNET training course, the prospective rater is ready to complete Provisional Rater Training Certification Mentorship with a Provider in order to be mentored through five provisional ratings under the supervision and direction of the Provider.

BER offers Provisional Rater Training Certification Mentorship for clients who successfully pass our Rater Training, or who have passed their training elsewhere.

For more information on BER’s Provisional Rater Training Certification Mentorship Package, please click here.


RESNET HERS Practical Simulation Training


Per RESNET Standards, as of July 1, 2016, HERS Rater candidates are required to pass the RESNET HERS Practical Simulation Test to earn certification.

The RESNET HERS Practical Simulation exam consists of two distinct house types. Candidates must correctly demonstrate their knowledge of field testing these two homes at a minimum score of 80% on each house.

HERS Rater candidates will complete this training as part of the HERS rater training course. Though not required, existing certified HERS Raters may choose to complete the RESNET HERS Practical Simulation training and exam to earn 18 RESNET Professional Development Hours.

For more information on RESNET HERS Practical Simulation Training and Exams, please click here.


Rating Field Inspector Training


BER is proud to offer a training program that meets the RESNET's certification requirements for Rating Field Inspector (RFI).

For more information about BER's RFI Training options, and to register now, please click here .
BER is proud to offer a training program that meets the RESNET's certification requirements for Rating Field Inspector (RFI).

For more information about BER's RFI Training options, and to register now, please click the link above.




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For further questions regarding the training, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-399-9620 or email us at info@theber.com

To view upcoming training available, see our calendar below. Click on an event above to sign up now!