HERSH20® and Watersense Certification Provider Application

The annual fee for HERSH20 and WaterSense certification providers that are RESNET Quality Assurance Providers is $500. There is a non-refundable application fee of $500. If the application is approved the $500 application fee will be credited to the annual fee.

Please note: HERSH20 may be considered a performance path option for meeting the WaterSense Certification under version 2.0, upon approval from EPA. Until EPA grants approval to RESNET, providers that do not currently offer WaterSense certification will only be able to provide HERSH2O ratings. Current WaterSense Certification Providers may continue offering WaterSense certifications under version 1.2. EPA will provide notice of the transition period from WaterSense version 1.2 to 2.0.

Additional information on the WaterSense New Homes Certification System can be found here.

 

Part One: Applicant Information

*Required Fields
Applicant Information
HERSH20/WaterSense Provider Name (Company): *
Organization Mailing Address
Country: *
Address: *
 
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Program Contact (will receive all correspondence from RESNET and be listed in directory)
Name: *
Title:
Phone Number: *
Fax Number:
Email Address: *
Website:
Program Contact Mailing Address Same as Above
Country: *
Address: *
 
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code: *

 

Part Two: Criteria for Accreditation

1. Each HERSH20/WaterSense provider shall have at least one quality assurance designee. Please provide the following information regarding your quality assurance designee:

Quality Assurance Designee
Name: *
Organization:
Country: *
Address: *
 
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone Number: *
Email Address: *

 

2. Please provide documentation that your quality assurance designee/delegate meets the following requirements: *

  1. Documentation that quality assurance designees will not perform quality assurance functions for WaterSense on any inspections that he or she conducts or in which he or she is involved; (you are able to have two quality assurance designees on staff that can QA each other’s work, but both must attend the provider training)
  2. Document a minimum of one year of experience conducting inspections for WaterSense or another green building program such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, etc;
  3. Documentation including date of the quality assurance designee(s)'s completion of the online HERSH2O Rater Training on the RESNET portal
  4. Documentation including date of the quality assurance designee(s)'s completion of the online WaterSense Version 2.0 training program on the RESNET portal. (Note: this training will be available prior to the rollout of WaterSense V 2.0, but is not currently available as of February 1, 2020)

 

3. Please submit your procedures for ensuring the inspectors' ability to perform accurate inspections, including a requirement that the certification provider's quality assurance designee re-inspect/co-inspect each inspector's first three inspections as well as one home or 1% of the certified homes annually thereafter, whichever is greater. *

 

4. Please submit your inspector conflict of interest disclosure, which must be accompanied by an agreement to provide advanced disclosure of any conflicts to the builder partner/homeowner. *

 

5. Please submit your inspection record-keeping provisions including the quality assurance record for each home, what documentation is required to be provided by the inspectors (checklist, picture, etc), inspector registry and length of time records will be kept. *

 

6. Please submit your inspector discipline provisions, which must include, at a minimum, progressive discipline procedures including probation, suspension, and termination. *

 

7. Please submit your inspector quality control procedures. *

 

8. Are you a RESNET accredited rating sampling provider? *

 

9. Please submit your complaint resolution process including documentation of procedures to respond to and resolve complaints, the requirement to inform clients of the complaint resolution process, and how long complaint records will be maintained. *

 

10. If you are a current RESNET Provider, please answer the following questions:

Was this organization previously an accredited Provider which had its accreditation revoked by RESNET? *

Has anyone associated with your organization or anyone associated with your company, including officers or certified raters, ever been suspended or revoked while performing as a RESNET certified rater or serving under another RESNET Providership, for violations of the RESNET Standards (including RESNET's quality assurance standards) or any other violations of RESNET's rating procedures, by either RESNET or a RESNET Rater Provider? *

Has anyone associated with your organization or anyone associated with your company, including officers or certified raters, been found by RESNET to violate the RESNET Standards? *

 

Part Three: Application Certification and Representation

By checking this box, I affirm that the information on this application is complete and accurate

 

Part Four: Payment

The annual fee for HERSH20/WaterSense certification providers that are RESNET Rating Providers is $500. There is a non-refundable application fee of $500. If the application is approved the $500 application fee will be credited to the annual fee.

Billing Address
Enter address exactly as it appears on your billing statement
Country: *
Address: *
 
City: *
State/Province: *
Postal Code: *
Payment Details
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First Name on Card: *
Last Name on Card: *
Credit Card Number: *
Expiration Date: *
Security Code: *

If you have questions, please email Ryan at ryan@resnet.us.