IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist Designation

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).

Learn more becoming an IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist

Why you should work with an IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist

Become an IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist

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.


Why Hire IECC/HERS Compliance Specialists?

You Can Feel Secure
with Verification of Energy Code Compliance!

  • Inspectors have demonstrated knowledge through certifications from RESNET and ICC.
  • Inspectors credentialed from RESNET and ICC through new IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist designation for HERS Raters that pass the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner certification exam.
  • ICC certifications and HERS Raters subject to stringent RESNET Quality Assurance oversight.
  • Transparency through new Code Officials Dashboard via the RESNET National Buildings Registry (Coming Soon)

You Can Save Time
on Energy Code Review and Approval!

A recent US Department of Energy commissioned study, conducted with assistance from ICC, found that code officials spend an average of 4.5 hours reviewing performance compliance submittals.

When IECC/HERS Compliance Specialists conduct performance energy code compliance, code officials can quickly review and approve submittals knowing that qualified individuals certified by ICC in Residential Inspections and Plan Reviews were behind them.