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July 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26th, 2013.
8:00am to 4:00pm each day.

FEE: $1,500.00
You can register directly by calling Marla Hacklander, WSU Training Coordinator, 1 509 443 4355 x3
Or email at

Training Kits and online access will not be sent until the registration fees are paid. Your paid invoice will be your confirmation.

Location and hosting of the training will be:
Home Builders Association of the Tri-Cities 
10001 W Clearwater Avenue,
Kennewick, WA 99336.

Seating is limited to 10 people. First Come First Served (I expect this training to fill quickly, so register early!)
Breakfast items, pastry and coffee will be catered in each day. Lunch will be provided on selected days. (Still being worked out with the schedule)

This training is an all-inclusive energy auditor training with emphasis on new residential construction and the HERS Rating process. It will teach you how to evaluate the energy performance, comfort, and safety of a house through whole house diagnostic procedures. You will learn how to use the diagnostic tools to find and correct problems in the building’s thermal envelope. This training incorporates information about how the Energy Star New Homes Program is operated both nationally and in the four Northwest States. The training is intended to prepare the participants to take the tests necessary to become a certified HERS Rater and Performance Tester for ducts in new construction.

You will be issued a Saturn Training Kit about a month prior to the date of the classroom training. This includes access to the Saturn Training curriculum on line, called the Study Hall. It is our expectation you will take full advantage of this opportunity. Each training segments will prepare you for your week long classroom and field training and gives you experience in taking timed exams. We will be monitoring the progression of these training segments.
Be prepared for the training!

Requirements include: Fee to attend is $1,500.00 and must be paid before the Saturn Training Kit is sent to you.

You must have your own email address. All communication is done by email.

You must provide a physical and mailing address to register.

You will need a laptop computer with at least XP operating system and wireless internet capability.

You will be issued access to the online study hall and sent the Saturn Resource Training kit about one month prior to the class. Your payment for the training and these materials must be made prior to receiving them. It is our expectation you will take full advantage of the additional Study Course and practice tests offered!

You will need a credit card to access the online exam at the end of the training if you choose to take it then. If you do not take the exam at the end of the training week,
you must arrange for someone to proctor the exam at a later date.


The online exam fee is $100.00.

A calculator and note paper are helpful to have on hand.

To become a HERS Rater you must score 80% or better on the on-line exam and then complete 3 provisional ratings (2 are completed in class and third is a home of your choosing and may involve an additional charge).
Please be mindful of cell phone usage!

This training will also prepare you to use energy analysis software, (REM/Rate) and is your first step to becoming qualified to produce energy rating reports that will assist homebuyers  and homeowners to qualify for a variety of private and government, green energy defined mortgages and loans and tax credits.

You can register directly by calling Marla Hacklander, WSU Training Coordinator, 1 509 443 4355 x3
Or email at