RESNET HERS Practical Simulation Test

According to RESNET Standards, as of July 1, 2016, HERS Rater Candidates are now required to pass the RESNET HERS Practical Simulation Test to earn their certification.

Certified HERS Raters must to pass the RESNET HERS Practical Simulation Test by July 1, 2017 to maintain their certification. Existing Certified HERS Raters will earn
10 RESNET Professional Development credits for fulfilling this requirement.

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. The interactive software is similar to that used for the CAZ simulation training.

HERS Raters and Rater candidates can register themselves for the training here:

Dates and Info to Remember:

  • Cost of exam: $250.00
  • Requirement for Rater Candidates
    • Began July 1, 2016
  • Requirement for Existing Raters
    • Must be completed by July 1, 2017
    • $50 discount off Cost of exam for existing certified Raters
      • The coupon code is: currentrater.
      • This coupon is not available for rater candidates.

While we feel confident that you will be able to navigate the system with little or no additional support, we are available to assist you if needed. Once you have completed the exam, please upload a copy of your results to the Document tab of your BER Portal profile.

Please send any technical questions regarding the simulation to or or you may call for assistance: Ife at 718.687.7543 or Doug at 310.880.6441.

We look forward to being of continued service to you.

If you have completed the RESNET HERS Practical Simulation Training and wish to schedule your final exam, click here.