HERS providers oversee raters conducting Title 24 Energy Code compliance verification in residential and nonresidential newly constructed buildings and in additions and alterations of existing buildings. Providers have also supported the New Solar Homes Partnership Program and implemented California whole-house home energy rating systems.

      2022 Energy Code Notice

      Compliance document registration is unavailable for multifamily dwelling units in buildings having fewer than four habitable stories until a provider is approved to register low-rise multifamily (LRMF) forms. Compliance and enforcement have not been delayed. Projects permitted under the 2022 Code cycle are still expected to be tested and documented using fillable forms, which should be registered once a provider is approved to do so. 

      To find a rater, contact a HERS provider. Each provider is approved to perform specific services, as listed. 

      Approved HERS Providers

      The following entities are approved to train and certify HERS raters for the 2022, 2019, 2016, and 2013 Energy Codes. 

        CalCERTS, Inc.

        CalCERTS may certify raters to 

        • Conduct field verification of:
          • Newly constructed homes.
          • Additions to existing homes.
          • Alterations of residential and nonresidential buildings.
        • Conduct California whole-house home energy ratings.

        CalCERTS also trains and oversees building performance contractors. 

        Search for CalCERTS-certified raters

        CHEERS, Inc.

        CHEERS may certify raters to 

        • Conduct field verification of:
          • Newly constructed homes.
          • Additions to existing homes.
          • Alterations of residential and nonresidential buildings.

        Search for CHEERS-certified raters

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        Outside California: 916-654-5106

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