Approved Certifier of Design Training

Certify the design of domestic building work in Scotland as a fully qualified Approved Certifier of Design. By completing Elmhurst's newest training course you can self-certify the work that is required for a Building warrant in Scotland without the need for a Building Standards Inspector.

This three day training course is available for all Elmhurst accredited On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors (OCDEA), and will provide delegates with extensive knowledge of the Approved Certifier of Design Scheme, Section 6, and SAP energy calculations. Upon successful completion of the course and exams, delegates will be eligible to join the scheme.

Why train as an Approved Certifier of Design?

Those wanting to apply for a building warrant in Scotland may opt to include certificates issued by an Approved Certifier of Design as part of the building application process. This 'certification service' confirms that specified aspects of the proposed design complies with the current Building Sandards. Warrant applications with certificates are typically processed much quicker than those without, and a 10% discount is also applied to the entire cost of the building warrant fee.

New Build Energy Assessors who qualify as Approved Certifiers will have the authorisation to produce EPCs alongside these certificates, and will benefit from the increased level of service that they can offer to architects, self builders and housing developers in Scotland. 

Approved Certifier of Design Training

This course is suitable for Elmhurst accredited OCDEAs/New Build Energy Assessors.

Course Content:

This training course is delivered over three days and will allow you to become an Elmhurst Approved Certifier of Design. The course includes the following;

  • Introduction to the scheme
  • The role and responsibility of an Approved Certifier
  • A thorough analysis of Section 6- Energy (Domestic) of the Building Standards
  • A practical workshop for completing SAP assessment using Design SAP 2012 software. including some u-value calculations
  • Examination based on Approved Certifier of Design scheme, Section 6- Energy and SAP


£1995 (plus VAT) +Membership Fee


  • Once you have booked onto one of our courses you will be sent an application form (reference AP122) with your confirmation email. 
  • Please complete this form before attending the course. Course attendees are allowed three attempts to pass the examinations. After the third attempt attendees must retrain.


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