The Quidos energy assessor accreditation scheme is a national scheme that allows energy assessors to lodge energy performance certificates (EPCs) for domestic (DEA) and non domestic (NDEA) properties throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Become accredited as an energy assessor with Quidos and you will have access to a range of features and benefits including;
- Free annual membership
- PI and PL energy assessor insurance*
- Award leading software options for DEA & NDEA
- Free technical support for assessors
- Access to free Quidos lodgement software
- Regular updates and technical bulletins
- Access to CPD opportunities
- Access to our fully approved ECO report calculation software
There are two routes available to become accredited as an energy assessor with Quidos: qualification and APEL.
The route you take depends on your current level of experience. Please see below for further details.
Take a look at our energy assessor accreditation scheme membership prices.
Already qualified as an energy assessor? Start your online accreditation application here.
Become accredited as an energy assessor through qualification
If you are currently training as an energy assessor, or have already qualified as an energy assessor and are working in any of the following areas;
- Domestic energy assessor (DEA) lodging energy performance certificates (EPC)
- Non domestic energy assessor (NDEA) lodging (EPC) level 3 (L3) or level 4 (L4) lodging non domestic reports.
- Public building energy assessor (PBEA)
- Display energy certificate (DEC)
- Air conditioning energy assessment (ACEA) lodging level 3 (L3) or level 4 (L4) lodging air conditioning reports (ACR).
You are then applicable to become accredited as an energy assessor via the qualification route.
Become accredited as an energy assessor via the prior experiential learning (APEL) route
The accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) route is designed to allow experienced practitioners within similar industries to gain accreditation in energy assessment.
In order to obtain accreditation via APEL, applicants must satisfy all items set out in the national occupational standards (NOS) for energy assessors.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of 2 years experience in their chosen strand of energy assessment.
The APEL process
- Pre-assessment: Applicants are advised to submit all necessary documentation for a formal assessment on their skills and experience in their chosen strand of energy assessment.
- Stage 1 assessment: A formal assessment is made of the applicant’s skills and experience by the APEL assessor. A professional interview will be undertaken and, if required, top-up training will be recommended. Provisional accreditation is granted.
- Stage 2 assessment: Applicants are required to produce a set of live jobs for assessment against the national occupational standards in order to achieve full accreditation.
Our APEL accreditation for all strands is £495.
If you would like to become accredited as an energy assessor with Quidos, please call us in the office on 01225 326 895.
All prices exclude VAT BUT include the initial application fee of £145.