Start your journey as an Energy Assessor
If you are looking to become an energy assessor then we can help you to access the skills and training you need to begin providing energy assessments as part of your job or as a brand new career.
About energy assessors
There are approximately 15,000 energy assessors working across the UK. Usually, an energy assessor will specialise in providing energy assessments for a particular type of building which could include:
- 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 Elmhurst's, 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.
The Benefits of an Energy Assessor
- Can be employed by organisations or work for themselves
- Self-employed energy assessors enjoy the flexibility the work provides
- Supplement your existing income, or build a completely new business
- Work can be completed at your leisure, as long as there is daylight
- Existing property professionals can expand their existing skill set to include the provision of energy assessments
STEP 2: Become accredited with Elmhurst
Most courses require the submission of a practical portfolio before an energy assessor can become qualified.
However once you are qualfied as an energy assessor, you can apply to become Elmhurst accredited by completing the AP41 application form below:
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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 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.