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Accreditation

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To be an energy assessor and produce energy certificates and air conditioning inspections you need to belong to an accreditation scheme as well as having the appropriate qualifications or experience and learning.

The accreditation schemes control the quality of energy assessments, DECs and advisory reports, and air conditioning inspections by ensuring energy assessors are competent and have the appropriate skills to conduct assessments.

To become a member of an accreditation scheme, energy assessors need to:

  • show they have a recognised qualification from an awarding body or approved prior experience and learning equivalent to the National Occupational Standard requirements
  • maintain appropriate professional indemnity cover
  • update their skills and knowledge regularly
  • take part in the accreditation body's quality assurance procedures
  • abide by the scheme's advice and guidance

Many public authorities and institutions affected by this legislation may wish to have their employees trained and accredited as energy assessors. This is permissible as long as these employees are members of an accreditation scheme to ensure they meet the requirement to act in an independent manner.

Below is a list of approved accredited schemes for:

Energy Performance Certificates for existing dwellings

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma - www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

New build

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma -
www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
Knauf - www.knauf.co.uk
CIAT - www.ciat.org.uk
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
NAPIT - www.napit.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

Energy Performance Certificates for commercial buildings

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma -
www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
BESCA - www.besca.org.uk
NAPIT - www.napit.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

Display Energy Certificates

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma -
www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
BESCA - www.besca.org.uk
NAPIT - www.napit.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

Air Conditioning

BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
BESCA - www.besca.org.uk
NAPIT - www.napit.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

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