Become an Energy Assessor

If you are looking to become an energy assessor then we can help you to access the skills and accreditation you need to begin providing energy assessments as part of your job or as a new career.

About energy assessors

There are currently around 15,000 energy assessors working across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Usually, an energy assessor will specialise in providing energy assessments for a particular type of building. For example:

  • Domestic buildings
  • Non domestic and public buildings
  • Or new build properties

Many assessors come into the industry after having previous experience in building management, installation work or from areas of estate /letting agency or construction. The great news is that you don’t need one particular type of experience to become an energy assessor.

Energy assessors are required to follow a standardised procedure in determining the energy efficiency of a building and they do this through using government approved software. Accreditation bodies like ours, work to provide training, accreditation, approved software and support for their energy assessors which enables them to provide assessments as and when they need to.

Energy assessors can be employed by organisations or work for themselves. Energy assessors can complete an energy assessment at any time so long as there is daylight. Many self-employed assessors enjoy the flexibility the work provides for enabling a part-time or supplementary income.

What can I expect from the work?

A large proportion of energy assessments are produced for people who are involved in the letting or sale of property (typically estate/letting agents and construction companies). This is because the law requires an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to be available for any property that is sold or let. EPCs are also used as a standard measure of a building’s eligibility for funding or tariff payments from energy efficiency related Government schemes. This work is driven by Government policy and therefore subject to peaks and troughs.

What to expect from the training

Training courses are relatively low cost and an intensive course at entry level can be completed in anything from three to five days. Most courses require the submission of a practical portfolio before an energy assessor can prove a degree of work experience and become qualified.

What to expect from your accreditation body

 The Government approves energy assessor accreditation bodies to ensure a standard of energy assessment software and practices. This means that we work with our members to:

  • Ensure you have the appropriate knowledge to do the job and provide training and qualifications
  • Manage regular CRB checks
  • Manage random sample audits of our members’ work
  • Build and develop Government approved software that meets the requirements of building regulations and of our members
  • Provide ongoing training opportunities and ensure that our members have achieved the required annual target for Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Provide free support and advice when you are using our software
  • Assist your business growth by posting work opportunities and running a programme of networking events (called TechNet) to build your network of contacts
  • Provide manuals and technical bulletins to clarify processes and conventions
  • Provide free online and mobile tools to assist you with managing your work and any audits.



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