On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA) Training

Every newly built domestic dwelling in the UK requires an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before being sold or let. As an On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA), you will have the skills and knowledge to complete energy calculations using Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) software to produce a new build EPC.

The new build market is currently seeing sustained growth reinforced by the government's promise to build a large amount of new homes. As a trained and qualified assessor with Elmhurst Energy you will be given the appropriate tools and preparation to go out and produce accurate energy assessments for these new build properties; fully supported by a professional accreditation body.

OCDEA Training Options

Elmhurst provides two different courses which cater for both new entrants as well as those with previous experience in the industry. Each one will deliver the relevant skills, technical understanding and qualifications required in order to produce energy assessments and EPCs for new build dwellings.

Day in the life of a OCDEA

Have you wondered what life as an On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor entails? The following video explains what a OCDEA does, what a typical assessment involves, and how you can become a OCDEA.

Why choose Elmhurst for OCDEA Training?

Training delivered since 1993

Elmhurst has been operating for over 25 years, and during this time our experienced and qualified trainers have undertaken training for thousands of individuals. As the UK’s largest accreditation scheme for On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors, we have the expertise and the knowledge to help you thrive and grow within this exciting career.

Unrivalled support

Our role as one of the UK’s approved OCDEA accreditation schemes means that we are able to provide continued support to those who join our accreditation scheme (free of charge), long after the training. This is something which independent training providers are unable to provide.

Leave feeling confident

Elmhurst’s OCDEA courses have been developed to provide information at a pace that suits all of our trainees, regardless of whether they are new to the industry or are more experienced. We ensure that everyone understands the content and are able to gradually build up their skills and knowledge.

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Don't just take our word for it...

Rachel Mason

OCDEA course was very informative and the trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable

Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason

Michael Valentine

Training was very good. Enjoyed the experience.

Michael Valentine

James Gemmell

Very clear and patient trainer

James Gemmell

Craig Watson

Good course. Well paced with sharing of information. Richard is an excellent trainer who explains information in a simple understanding manner.

Craig Watson

Why become an On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor?

The role of the OCDEA is predominantly desk based and involves working from property plans to carry out calculations for new build properties. They will enter this data into Elmhurst's Design SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure software which is used to calculate the energy performance of the property and produce an EPC.

An Ideal new career

No previous experience or qualifications are required to qualify as a OCDEA, which makes starting a new career in this area relatively easy. OCDEAs can choose to work for an existing company or become self-employed, where they can manage their own workloads.

Increasing demand for energy professionals

The role of the Energy Assessor is becoming increasingly popular as the UK government aims to improve the energy efficiency of new homes in pursuit of its net zero carbon by 2050 target.

Elmhurst OCDEA

Elmhurst anticipates that the UK will see more regulations come into force in the near future which will aim to increase the energy performance of people’s homes .The reference point for this is likely to be the energy rating provided on the EPC.


OCDEA Accreditation with Elmhurst

Once qualified as a OCDEA, you will be eligible to join Elmhurst’s industry leading accreditation scheme, free of charge. If you are looking for a scheme which offers competitive lodgement fees, market leading software, professional technical support, opportunities to enhance your skills, as well as the tools to build a competitive business, then Elmhurst Energy is the accreditation scheme for you.

  • Unrivalled technical support
  • Cutting edge Design SAP and Design SAP 10 Beta software for easier assessments
  • FREE Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public Liability (PL) Insurance (cover up to £5m)
  • Marketing material available to help sell your services
  • Discounted and free CPD available for members
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