Become a RESNET Qualified EnergySmart Contractor

Differentiate Your Company with 3rd Party Credibility


Having the EnergySmart Contractor designation sets you apart from your competition, and gives homeowners as well as energy auditors confidence that you can competently install energy improvement measures. Take the 1st step by having a company designee complete this self-paced, 8-hour online course to fully understand the home as an inter-related system and learn the relevant work scope standards. Tuition is regularly $349, however CertainTeed Customers receive a $50 discount. . Once Qualified, your company is eligible for promotion to consumers on RESNET's Contractor Web Directory.

The RESNET Qualified EnergySmart Contractor designation is a company credential. We highly recommend that contractors also have at least on individual become certified as a RESNET Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) who can perform walk-through assessments of general energy performance problems and make basic recommendations for home improvements or further analysis.

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"The CertainTeed Corporation urges our customers to take advantage of the fast growing demand for contractors who have nationally recognized home performance credentials like the RESNET Qualified EnergySmart Contractor designation."
-Kyle Crompton, Insulation Group

About Us

Because Green Training USA  is the nation's premier training provider for home energy professionals, BPI and RESNET have accredited us as an educational partner. Our online modules have been professionally designed for an optimal but affordable learning experience. Our advanced courses are combined with regional hands-on sessions with experienced instructors. We will quickly teach you all the

RESNET Qualified EnergySmart Contractor

Regularly $349 Special Certainteed Customer Price $299 
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This 8-hour online course will prepare you for the RESNET Qualified Contractors Exam. The course is divided into 2 modules for a total of 9 sessions and covers all the foundational building energy fundamentals and retrofit work scope requirements and recommendations.A RESNET Qualified Contractor is credentialed to work in concert with certified auditors to complete home performance improvement work in compliance with RESNET's work scope standards of practice. Once qualified, the contractor is eligible for listing on the RESNET Registry of Qualified Contractors and can proudly display the RESNET Energy-Smart logo on his website and marketing materials for only $250 per year. Begin the online course immediately and take up to 30 days to complete.

Course Details/Agenda

Topics covered include:

  • Basics of heat transfer concepts and air distribution leakage
  • The energy consequences of common construction practices
  • Basic Combustion Appliance concerns
  • Basics of envelope and duct leakage, air sealing and insulation
  • Understanding of thermal boundaries
  • The House as a System - Basics of measure interaction, expected life and bundling for optimal performance
  • RESNET retrofit work scope requirements and recommendations

At the end of the course, students will be ready for the RESNET Qualified Contractors Exam and be qualified to include optimal home performance measures in their existing contracting business.

Course Materials

The course is all online and includes practice exam questions. For added enrichment, purchase a copy of the textbook, Residential Energy by Krigger and Dorsi in our Books & Guides section.

Who should take this course?

Contractors who perform services related to any of the following: HVAC, insulation, air sealing, remodeling, windows and doors, siding, plumbing, handyman, solar, IAQ, roofing, home automation Homebuilders who want to work with Raters to build EnergyStar Homes

Prerequisite Requirements

None; some knowledge of residential construction practices is beneficial

Tuition/Exam Cost

Our introductory EnergySmart Contractor package has been reduced to $299 for CertainTeed Customers and includes: