Retrofit Assessor Training

Elmhurst's Retrofit Assessor Training provides all of the relevant skills and knowledge for individuals to undertake retrofit assessments in accordance with PAS 2035; the specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings.

Dwellings which require energy retrofit work will first need to be assessed by a Retrofit Assessor. These assessors play an important role in the PAS 2035 process as they collect and provide property data/information which Retrofit Coordinators can use to develop a relevant improvement plan.

The Retrofit Assessor role is recommended for Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) who will already have relevant knowledge of energy assessment in existing residential buildings. Elmhurst is able to offer two different training options for those interested in becoming a Retrofit Assessor:

*Elmhurst has been working hard to introduce safety measures which minimise the risk of COVID-19 for training delegates undertaking face-to-face training and site visits with us. You can take a look at the measures we have put in place to ensure a COVID secure experience, here.

Day in the life of a Retrofit Assessor

Have you wondered what life as a Retrofit Assessor entails? The following video explains what a Retrofit Assessor is; how it's different to a DEA; what a typical assessment involves; and how to become a Retrofit Assessor.

Why become a Retrofit Assessor?

A natural transition for DEAs

If you are accredited as a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) then the transition to Retrofit Assessor should be quite straightforward. This is because the activities provided within a retrofit assessment are similar to those which are already undertaken by trained and accredited DEAs. These include the production of:

  • an RdSAP Energy Report
  • a detailed floor plan
  • a condition report (a room by room report of the overall condition of the windows, walls and services etc)
  • an occupancy assessment (speaking directly with the home owner to determine how they use the property, and also what their fuel bills are).
  • DEAs already have extensive experience when it comes to undertaking property assessments of existing dwellings, which makes them ideally placed to become a Retrofit Assessor.

Elmhurst Retrofit house A growing sector

The government is keen to hit net zero by 2050 and has already identified that improvements to existing homes are required in order to achieve this. It is anticipated that PAS 2035 (which requires TrustMark approved retrofit professionals) will need to be adopted for all retrofit improvement programmes in the future, with ECO3 already due to make this mandatory in 2021.

The noise in this sector continues to rise and the demand for those keen to become TrustMark approved Retrofit Assessors continues to rise, with DEAs aiming to ensure they gain first mover advantage when this sector begins to see significant movement in 2021 and beyond.

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

AnneMarie Tomlin

Very well laid out and executed. Good course to follow.

AnneMarie Tomlin

Jeff Badham

Very good course delivered well by the tutor. Allowed time between sessions to reflect and absorb with the test structure consolidating the learning process. Thanks.

Jeff Badham

Thomas Hewitt

In the current climate, this course has proved to be very useful. The Retrofit course was informative and the trainer was easy to understand. Overall, very happy.

Thomas Hewitt

James Tyas

Great course!

James Tyas

Why choose Elmhurst for Retrofit Assessor Training?

Unrivalled knowledge of PAS 2035 and Retrofit

Elmhurst has been involved with PAS 2035 and Whole House Retrofit since the very beginning, with our directors heavily involved in the early discussions and steering groups which eventually led to the release of PAS 2035. This allowed us to be the first in the industry to pioneer Retrofit Assessor training, offering unrivalled knowledge and expertise from our experience in developing this new retrofit framework.

Support beyond training

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

Leave feeling confident

Regardless of which Retrofit Assessor course you select, you will always be able to talk and get your questions heard by our expert trainers. This, alongside content that is easy to follow and understand, will help you to leave us feeling confident that you can put what you’ve learned into practice.

Elmhurst DEA Training Delegate

Elmhurst’s TrustMark Approved Scheme

Once qualified as a Retrofit Assessor, you will be eligible to join Elmhurst’s TrustMark Approved scheme. If you are looking for a Retrofit Assessor scheme which offers competitive submission 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
  • Access to technical documents and updates
  • Insurance included within Lodgement Fees
  • Marketing material available to help sell your services
  • Access to professional online tools
  • Entry onto Elmhurst's popular 'search for assessor' facility
Elmhurst DEA Accreditation
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