The International Code Council is pleased to announce a new combination designation, the IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist. You must be a current RESNET HERS Rater or Rating Field Inspector (RFI) and hold the Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification (79).

This designation combines the energy code knowledge of code officials with the energy efficiency knowledge of HERS Raters to identify experts in energy plan review and inspection. The credential leverages the strengths of both organizations to increase the number of qualified individuals available for evaluating energy code compliance and home energy performance.

The IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist designation verifies competence in energy performance measurement and energy code proficiency. These certified specialists can supplement the work of jurisdictions facing resource constraints that affect their ability to conduct the necessary reviews. IECC/HERS Compliance Specialists may now be used for both code compliance and energy performance rating services.

Frequently Asked Questions

To obtain this combination designation, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. be a current RESNET HERS rater or Rating Field Inspector (RFI)
  2. and hold a 79 - Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner

If you hold an active G8 Energy Code Specialist Designation, this may be used in place of the 79.

Introducing the IECC HERS Compliance Specialist Designation

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