Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following training programs: 

  1. ICC-approved Plans Examiner/Energy Code Inspector (8 hours)
  2. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 training by Building Science Education (50 hours) 
  3. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2019 training by Building Science Education (10 hours) 
  4. ANSI/RESNET/ACCA 310-2020 training by Building Science Education (6 hours) 
  5. ANSI/ACCA 12-2018 training by Building Science Education (6 hours)
  6. Energy Modeler training by Building Science Education (7 hours)
  7. ENERGY STAR® Single Family training by Building Science Education (3.2hours) 
  8. ENERGY STAR MultiFamily training by Building Science Education (4.8 hours) 
  9. House Rater training by Building Science Education (2 hours)

ENERGY STAR Verifier Required Assessments

  1. ICC-proctored Plans Examiner/Energy Code Inspector exam
  2. ENERGY STAR Single Family exam proctored by Building Science Education
  3. ENERGY STAR MultiFamily exam proctored by Building Science Education
  4. 10 energy models in HouseRater (plans & specs provided by Building Science Education), evaluated by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute 
    1. 2 single story
    2. 2 2-story
    3. 2 duplexes
    4. 2 townhouses
    5. 2 apartment units
  5. 5 pre-drywall/insulation ENERGY STAR verifications mentored by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute
  6. 5 final ENERGY STAR verifications mentored by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the BuildingScience Institute

Prior to credentialing, candidates must have documented work experience as:

  • ENERGY STAR® Verifier, 3 years performing energy ratings OR
  • 3 years performing Quality Control in construction as a qualified engineer, inspector, or architect OR
  • 3 years of experience in residential construction as a builder, green building verifier, energy auditor, or performing weatherization PLUS experience performing at least 25 energy ratings (energy rating experience may be gained during training phase prior to credentialing; if True North Quality Management Services Quality Assessor candidate, may be gained through secondment to verification organization with provision that candidate does NOT perform conformity assessments on that verification organization for a period not to exceed one year) OR
  • Current certification as a RESNET® Quality Assurance Designee

Quality Assessor / Quality Assessment Designee Required Training

Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following training programs:

  1. ASQ Auditing Fundamentals 1 (8 hours)
  2. ASQ Auditing Fundamentals 2 (9 hours)
  3. ASQ Auditing Fundamentals 3 (8 hours)
  4. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 training by Building Science Education (50 hours) 
  5. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2019 training by Building Science Education (10hours) 
  6. ANSI/RESNET/ACCA 310-2020 training by Building Science Education (6 hours) 
  7. ANSI/ACCA 12-2018 training by Building Science Education (6 hours)
  8. Energy Modeler training by Building Science Education (7 hours)
  9. ENERGY STAR® Single Family training by Building Science Education (3.2 hours) 
  10. ENERGY STAR® MultiFamily training by Building Science Education (4.8 hours)
  11. ENERGY STAR® Quality Assessment training by Building Science Education (1 hour)
  12. ISO 19011-2018 training by Building Science Education (3 hours) 
  13. ISO 17020-2012 training by Building Science Education (20 hours)

A current or prior certification as a RESNET® QAD may waive up to 40 hours of training on ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 through a challenge test proctored by Building Science Education.

Quality Assessor / Quality Assessment Designee Required Assessments

Prior to credentialing and deployment, candidates must successfully complete the following assessments:

  1. ASQ Auditing Fundamentals 3 exam
  2. ENERGY STAR® Single Family exam proctored by Building Science Education
  3. ENERGY STAR® MultiFamily exam proctored by Building Science Education
  4. 20 ENERGY STAR® software file evaluations mentored by True North QMS QualityAssessor
  5. 10 ENERGY STAR® field evaluations mentored by True North QMS Quality Assessor
  6. Building Science Institute Policies 09-2021 “General Requirements for Verification Organizations”, 10-2021 “Structural Requirements for Verification Organizations”, 11-2021 “Resource Requirements for Verification Organizations”, and 12-2021 “Process Requirements for Verification Organizations” conformity assessments mentored by True North QMS Quality Assessor

Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following training programs:

  1. ICC-approved Energy Code Inspector (6 hours)
  2. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 Appendices A &B by Building Science Education (6 hours) 
  3. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2019 training by Building Science Education (10 hours)
  4. HouseRater training by Building Science Education (2 hours)

Energy Code Field Verifier Required Assessments

Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following assessments:

  1. ICC-proctored Energy Code Inspector exam
  2. 5 pre-drywall/insulation inspections mentored by Building Science Institute’s True North Quality Management Services Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee
  3. 5 final inspections mentored by Building Science Institute’s True North Quality Management Services Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee

Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following training programs:

  1. ICC-approved Plans Examiner (2 hours)
  2. Software analyst specific ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 training by Building Science Education (12 hours) 
  3. ANSI/RESNET/ACCA 310-2020 (4 hours)
  4. Energy Modeler training by Building Science Education (7 hours)
  5. HouseRater training by Building Science Education (2 hours)

Energy Code Software Analyst Required Assessments

  1. ICC-proctored Plans Examiner exam
  2. 10 energy models in HouseRater (plans & specs provided by Building Science Education), evaluated by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute 
    1. 2 single story
    2. 2 2-story
    3. 2 duplexes
    4. 2 townhouses
    5. 2 apartment units

Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following training programs:

  1. ICC-approved Plans Examiner/Energy Code Inspector (8 hours)
  2. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 training by Building Science Education (50 hours) 
  3. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2019 training by Building Science Education (10 hours) 
  4. ANSI/RESNET/ACCA 310-2020 training by Building Science Education (6 hours) 
  5. ANSI/ACCA 12-2018 training by Building Science Education (6 hours)
  6. Energy Modeler training by Building Science Education (7 hours)
  7. HouseRater training by Building Science Education (2 hours)

Energy Code Compliance Specialist Required Assessments

  1. ICC-proctored Plans Examiner/Energy Code Inspector exam
  2. 10 energy models in HouseRater (plans & specs provided by Building Science Education), evaluated by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute 
    1. 2 single story
    2. 2 2-story
    3. 2 duplexes
    4. 2 townhouses
    5. 2 apartment units
  3. 5 pre-drywall/insulation verifications mentored by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute
  4. 5 final verifications mentored by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute

Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following training programs:

  1. ICC-approved Energy Code Inspector (6 hours)
  2. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 Appendix A & B training by Building Science Education (6 hours) 
  3. ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2019 training by Building Science Education (10 hours)
  4. ANSI/RESNET/ACCA 310-2020 training by Building Science Education (2 hours)
  5. ANSI/ACCA 12-2018 training by Building Science Education (6 hours)
  6. ENERGY STAR Single Family training by Building Science Education (3.2 hours)
  7. ENERGY STAR MultiFamily training by Building Science Education (4.8 hours)
  8. HouseRater training by Building Science Education (2 hours)

ENERGY STAR Field Verifier Required Assessments

  1. ICC-proctored Energy Code Inspector exam
  2. ENERGY STAR Single Family exam proctored by Building Science Education
  3. ENERGY STAR MultiFamily exam proctored by Building Science Education
  4. 5 pre-drywall/insulation ENERGY STAR verifications mentored by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute
  5. 5 final ENERGY STAR verifications mentored by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the BuildingScience Institute

Prior to credentialing, candidates must successfully complete the following training programs:

  1. ICC-approved Plans Examiner (2 hours)
  2. Software analyst specific ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 training by Building Science Education( 12 hours) 
  3. ANSI/RESNET/ACCA 310-2020 training by Building Science Education (4 hours)
  4. Energy Modeler training by Building Science Education (7 hours)
  5. ENERGY STAR Single Family training by Building Science Education (3.2 hours)
  6. ENERGY STAR MultiFamily training by Building Science Education (4.8 hours)
  7. HouseRater training by Building Science Education (2hours)

ENERGY STAR Software Analyst Required Assessments

  1. ICC-proctored Plans Examiner exam
  2. ENERGY STAR Single Family exam proctored by Building Science Education
  3. ENERGY STAR MultiFamily exam proctored by Building Science Education
  4. 10 energy models in HouseRater (plans & specs provided by Building Science Education), evaluated by Quality Assessor or Quality Assessment Designee credentialed by the Building Science Institute 
    1. 2 single story
    2. 2 2-story
    3. 2 duplexes
    4. 2 townhouses
    5. 2 apartment units

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Recognition of Other Certifications or Credentials

Current RESNET certifications are considered by Building Science Education to determine required training and assessments needed to become credentialed by the Building Science Institute.

Qualifications such as an ICC certification as a Residential Building Inspector or Plans Examiner/Energy Code Inspector, or registered/licensed engineer or architect are considered by Building Science Education to determine required training and assessments needed to become credentialed by the Building Science Institute.

Recognition is considered on a case-by-case basis.