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TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

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Training and Certification with BER

BER offers online training and certification programs for building performance industry professionals.

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Training and Certification

  • Air Tightness Technician (ATT) Training and Certification
  • HERS Rater Training and Certification
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Professional Development and Career Advancement

  • NECB / NBC 9.36 Energy Code Advancement Workshops
  • Air Tightness Technician (ATT) – Complex Building Testing
  • Energy Advisor Field Mentorship Program

Air Tightness Technician (ATT) Training and Certification

This certification course provides candidate with the necessary knowledge, skills, and practical experience to conduct air tightness testing on residential buildings. This course will review how to conduct blower door, duct leakage and ventilation testing, for the purposes of diagnosing air leakage and ventilation balancing issues within residential buildings and providing information on how to correct any findings from these tests. Students who complete their certification will be equipped to conduct testing on residential buildings that demonstrates prescriptive code compliance and/ or measures the effectiveness of improvement to the home’s energy efficiency.

RESNET Professional Training and Certification

BER offers RESNET Professional Trainings and certification that includes HERS Rater, Rating Field Inspector (RFI) and HERS Modeller designations for residential energy professionals. RESNET Professionals are trained to assess every aspect of a residential structure for its relevant energy efficiency, such as insulated building assemblies and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. BER's Online Professional Trainings combined with BER's Mentorship Certification program meet all RESNET requirements for certification.

NECB / NBC 9.36 Energy Code Advancement Workshops

The Energy Code Advancement (ECA) workshops will provide participants with the necessary support to navigate advancing Canadian energy construction codes. These workshops will review upcoming changes to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) Section 9.36. (residential buildings) and National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) (commercial buildings), and how these changes are being applied in the participants region. The workshops will provide information on how participants can navigate these changes based on the sector of the construction industry they are working within and offer a deep dive into solutions and supports available to keep them productive during the code transitions.

Air Tightness Technician (ATT) – Complex Building Testing

This add-on course provides certified ATT course graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and practical experience to conduct air tightness testing in commercial and other complex buildings. This course will review how to conduct blower door, duct leakage and ventilation testing, for the purposes of diagnosing air leakage and ventilation balancing issues within commercial and complex buildings and providing information on how to correct any findings from these tests. Students who complete this course will be equipped to conduct testing on commercial buildings to demonstrate code or energy program compliance and/ or measures the effectiveness of improvement to the building’s energy efficiency.

Energy Advisor Field Mentorship Program

Our Energy Advisor Mentorship Program offers newly licensed NRCan Energy Advisors the opportunity to complete 5 existing or new home ENERGuide ratings under the supervision and mentorship of a qualified NRCan Quality Assurance Specialist. BER has several qualified QAS on staff that are dedicated to giving the best education and support possible, so that they will be ready to work with clients upon completing this mentorship program.

3rd Party Trainings

In addition to the trainings and certification BER has independently developed we also administer several training and certification opportunities on behalf of 3rd party organizations, these include:

  • Phius Rater Training
  • Phius Verifier Training
  • Phius Builder Training
  • NRCan LEEP Initiatives (CBAT workshops)