RESNET to Remove a Test Requirement for Certified Raters

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RESNET proposes standard amendment to rescind the RESNET Rater simulation practical test requirement for certified raters.

The RESNET Standard Development Committee 200 – Education, Training, Assessment and Certification (SDC 200) has proposed an amendment to the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards’ Chapter 2 (Draft PDS-01 Addendum 31f) to permanently remove the requirement that existing HERS Raters must pass the RESNET practical simulation test.

Previously the SDC 200 had adopted an interim amendment to implement the RESNET Board of Directors Executive Committee policy, “… existing certified HERS Raters (those certified prior to July 1, 2016) are no longer required to pass the Practical Simulation Test”.  HERS Raters who have already passed the Practical Simulation Test will be credited 18 hours of professional development credits which is required every three years for recertification. The proposed amendment makes the interim amendment permanent.

The proposed amendment is posted as Draft PDS-01 MINHERS Addendum 31f, Rescind the RESNET Rater Simulation Practical Test Requirement for Certified Raters.

The SDC 200 is seeking public comments on the proposed permanent amendment. To submit your comments, click on RESNET Amendment Comment Online Form for PDS-01 MINHERS Addendum 31f.

Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted by clicking on Comments Submitted on Draft PDS-01 MINHERS Addendum 31f.

Comments will be accepted only on the changes as indicated by the strike/underlined dark red text in draft PDS-01.

The public comment period will be open through Friday, February 9, 2018.

After the comment period, the SDC 200 will consider and document the consideration of each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. Any substantive changes to draft PDS-01 will be provided to the public for comment. When there are no more substantive changes the proposed final amendment will be submitted to the RESNET Standard Management Board for final approval.