The North Carolina Building Performance Association, or NCBPA, is a not-for-profit trade association that provides education and services to building performance contractors throughout the state of NC. The organization is hosting its annual High Performance Buildings Conference in Charlotte on July 12-13, and certified HERS Raters can acquire 12 RESNET CEUs simply by attending both days of the conference!
The RESNET HERS Rater Certification is valid for 3 years and must be renewed with the completion of 18 hours of RESNET-approved professional development training.
Ways to Get RESNET CEUs
There are a number of ways that certified HERS Raters can earn RESNET continuing education units. Like other standards boards, RESNET will not accept the same activities each renewal cycle, so HERS Raters must be on the look-out for fresh content and new events.
A common option for first-time HERS Raters is completing the ENERGY STAR v3 training program, which is exactly 18 hours in duration and qualifies Raters for new business concerning the ENERGY STAR Homes Certification program.
Another common option is the RESNET Building Performance Conference, which is held annually and hosted by the Residential Energy Services Network. In the last several years, the conference was held on the West Coast, namely Scottsdale, AZ (2017, 2016) and San Diego, CA (2015). The 2018 conference will be held in Orlando, FL on February 26-29. The RESNET Conference offers the total 18 hours of RESNET CEUs, but registration can be between $550-$800 depending on when you buy tickets and whether you qualify for the “member” rate.
The NCBPA Conference is a great option for HERS Raters in the Southeast. The two-day registration fee ranges from $195-$290 depending on when you buy tickets and whether you are an NCBPA member. The conference is comprised of 40 sessions, with topics that impact the following building types:
- Single-family homes
- Commercial and office buildings
- Governmental and institutional buildings
- Retail stores and restaurants
- Agricultural buildings
- Multifamily buildings
- Leisure and hospitality buildings
- Healthcare and hospital facilities
- Warehouses and data centers
- Manufacturing and industrial facilities
Participants will be able to acquire CEUs for multiple certifications and boards, including LEED, AIA, BPI, RESNET, NAHB, PDH, CEM, PEM, CFE, ASHRAE, and AIC.
Remember, though, that a total of 12 RESNET CEUs will be available at the NCBPA Conference. HERS Raters will still need to acquire 6 RESNET CEUs during their 3-year renewal cycle.
For more information, please visit the NCBPA website or review the RESNET HERS Rater Certification process guidelines.