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Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) Accreditation

As a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA), you are eligible to join Elmhurst’s government-approved DEA accreditation scheme, absolutely free of charge.

As a fully accredited DEA, you will be able to submit and lodge legally valid Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for existing homes in the UK.

Join Elmhurst's DEA Accreditation Scheme

Complete our application form and begin to enjoy all the benefits that Elmhurst membership has to offer. Domestic Energy Assessor accreditation is free of charge.


Why choose Elmhurst for DEA Accreditation?

Did you know that over 50% of the UK’s Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are lodged by Elmhurst Members?

Elmhurst’s technical support teams comprise the largest helpdesk available in the industry, offering unparalleled support to all our members. Alongside this, members can access the latest software, added value services, regular CPD and much more.

Our aim is to ensure that our Domestic Energy Assessor members feel supported when it comes to completing their day-to-day energy assessments, which is why we have continued to invest in our membership offering to ensure we remain first choice for energy professionals.

As industry leaders, Elmhurst also continues to advocate for your role and promote the vital part you play within the built environment, to government and key industry groups.


Experience the Elmhurst Advantage!

Elmhurst offers a range of benefits for members, including expert technical support, industry-leading software, free insurance and much more!

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Technical support that you can rely on!

Our technical support teams comprise the largest helpdesk available in the industry, here to support you in your DEA role.

Our team will work with you to resolve any issues or questions you have, even when you’re out on site. We also monitor the quality of support you receive and benchmark this against top UK companies.


First choice for energy assessment software

We’ve developed our flagship RdSAP (mobile and online) software to ensure you can complete assessments without the hassle, and faster than ever before.

You can also access our suite of specialist energy advice tools to support your services.


Energy advice tools

Our aim is to make your life easier, which is why we work closely with members to develop solutions that are right for you and offer a competitive edge to your DEA services.

This is demonstrated by our Improvement Evaluator software, available exclusively for Elmhurst DEAs.


Greater Exposure for your Business

Add your name and services to one of the industry’s best online directories for energy and retrofit professionals.

Our directory receives thousands of searches every month! We signpost this directory to landlords, local authorities, homeowners and lenders to ensure that you receive increased business, just by being a member with us.


Free insurance cover

Our member policy provides free Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public Liability (PL) Insurance, which will automatically cover members for the production of energy certificates and relevant reports (cover up to £5m).


Discounted Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All Elmhurst CPD training events will be automatically discounted for you. Free CPD can also be claimed from our regular technical bulletins and ‘Energy Matters’ publication.


Resources to Help your Business Thrive

Whether it’s free marketing material, CPD or business guides, we are here to support you and your business, wherever you are, in your journey.

These resources will help you and your business to stay ahead of the competition and grow.


Confidence with Auditing

At Elmhurst, we’re dedicated to offering you comprehensive support and resources to ensure that, if and when you’re selected for an audit, you can approach it with confidence and a clear understanding of what lies ahead.


How Does Elmhurst Compare?

Take a look at how Elmhurst compares to other accreditation schemes available in the UK – click the button below!

Domestic EPC Lodgement Fee

*Excludes VAT and the fee charged by UK EPC Registers. This entry price is subject to the volume of EPCs that you lodge.

Additional Fees
Application to Accredit- Free
Annual Renewal (25+ EPCs*) Free
Annual Renewal (less than 25 EPCs*)- £95 + VAT

*EPCs lodged in previous accreditation year


How Does Elmhurst Compare?

Elmhurst Energy Other
Access to Industry leading Technical Support teams across covering all areas of energy assessment
100% Independent (Do not compete with members)
Regular Technical Bulletins and guidance documents
Exclusive Members Area
Intuitive and cutting-edge mobile and online software
Entry onto public Find-an-Assessor Directory
Bespoke training options



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A lodgement fee is the cost for making an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), or other report, valid by registering it onto the central register and with a report certificate number. The fee is charged per entry (per lodgement).

For support with your application, please contact the accreditation team on the below:


Alongside your personal/contact information, you will need to upload:

  • Proof of identity,
  • Certificate of Qualification,
  • Basic Disclosure Certificate – produced within the past 3 years.

Once you submit your application, the Elmhurst accreditation team will process it and get in touch if any information is missing.

One your application is processed, you will receive a welcome email with login instructions to the Elmhurst members area; this will provide you with access to our online software, welcome packs and relevant guidance documents.

Elmhurst aims to process all applications within 7-10 working days.

For technical support relating to domestic energy assessment, please contact our existing dwellings team.

As an Elmhurst Domestic Energy Assessor, you can access our industry-leading RdSAP online and mobile software (click the links below for more information):

  • RdSAP Online: an online software to perform the necessary energy calculations required to produce a legally valid EPC or energy report.
  • RdSAP Mobile (RdSAP Go): our mobile app that allows you to record assessment data, capture photograph evidence and produce EPCs and Energy Reports – all whilst out on site.
  • Improvement Evaluator for DEAs: the ultimate energy consultancy tool for any Elmhurst accredited DEAs who wants to enhance their assessment service and provide expert advice and flexibility on energy efficiency improvements.

The fees to use the software are as follows:

RdSAP Online: Free to use (normal lodgement fees apply).

RdSAP Mobile (RdSAP GO): £1 per energy assessment submitted (alongside normal lodgement fees).

Improvement Evaluator for DEAs: £5 + VAT (this charge will be applied after you have confirmed the selection of an energy assessment).

Our member policy provides free Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public Liability (PL) Insurance, which will automatically cover members for the production of energy certificates and relevant reports (cover up to £5m).

Yes. If you are currently accredited with another certification scheme you can join Elmhurst by clicking the link above, or alternatively using our switch form if you require more information.

Yes. Elmhurst members have access to a range of free and 10% discounted CPD, in the form of technical bulletins, training courses, on demand webinars, the Energy Talks podcast, the Energy Matters magazine, the Elmhurst Almanac, and much more.

Yes. You can submit your application to join multiple Elmhurst schemes, as long as you hold the relevant qualifications.

Better yet, if you are a member of two or more certification schemes, or one certification scheme and one competency scheme, you are eligible to become an Elmhurst Better Buildings Consultant.

It is important that assessors maintain a good level competency in order to deliver quality assessments to homeowners. If you have spent time away from the industry, you may be required to undergo refresher training, or retraining, to ensure that you are up-to-date with industry changes.

For further information and advice on what level of training you may need, please contact our existing dwellings team.