What credentials do I need to become a Home Energy Scorer?

Individuals must hold one of the credentials in the following table to participate in the Home Energy Score program. It establishes that the candidate Assessors understands the basics of a home’s functions. Further information on how these credentials were determined can be found on the Department of Energy's Become an Assessor guide.

Organization Minimum Accepted Credential Website
American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI Inspector; Certified Inspector ASHI
Building Performance Institute Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge BPI
Build It Green Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP); Green Point Rater BuildItGreen
California Real Estate Inspection Association Certified Home Inspector CREIA
CLEAResult Building Science Basics Certificate of Completion  
GreenHome Institute GreenHome Professional GHI
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors Home Energy Inspector InterNACHI
National Association of the Remodeling Industry Green Certified Professional; Certified Remodeler; Master Certified Remodeler NARI
National Institute of Building Inspectors Certified Home Inspector NIBI
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners PV Installation Professional NABCEP
North American Technician Excellence Air Conditioning / Heat Pumps; Gas / Oil Heating; Gas / Oil Hydronics NATE
Oregon Training Institute Residential Energy Analyst OECA
Residential Energy Services Network HERS Rater RESNET
Passive House Institute US Certified Passive House Consultant PHIUS
U.S. Green Building Council LEED: Green Rater or Green Associate USGBC
Other Organization? Contact the Department of Energy via email at  
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