Section 63 is a Scottish Government regulation that puts in place a mandatory requirement for building owners to assess and improve energy efficiency by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with a building.

This will apply from 1st September 2016 onwards, and will apply to buildings with a floor area greater than 1,000 m².

Building owners will be required to commission the completion of an ‘Action Plan’ for their building, which will identify targets for improvement of the carbon and energy performance.

The Action Plan will need to be in place in order for a building to be marketed for either sale or let.

The Action Plan can only be completed by an individual who is qualified to operate as a ‘Section 63 Advisor’ – this will be individuals who are accredited NDEAs and have a background in construction and energy advice provision.

Our new online Section 63 CPD module examines in detail the requirements of this new regulation.


Potential new work opportunities for assessors lodging in Scotland.

This regulation is in addition to an EPC, allowing for more commercial opportunities.

Section 63 is a legal requirement & non compliance could result in a £1,000 fine.

This applies to lease and sale of buildings over 1000m2 floor area.

Commercial Insurance up to £5million included.


£50 OFF limited time only!

For a Limited time only we are offering the Section 63 APEL route at £445+vat for members & non members.

This is a total saving of £50 on our £495+vat published rates. Call us on 01225 667 570 for details.

For further information on how to become accredited, please contact us at

Please note: Section 63 applies to commercial assessors only.

Quidos is an approved accreditation body for Section 63.

Please note, Section 63 is only relevant to you as an assessor if you assess properties in Scotland.

APEL Training Route

The Government approved Quidos APEL (accreditation of prior experiential learning) accreditation scheme is a leading national scheme covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We provide energy assessors with accreditation services to produce and lodge energy performance certificates (EPC)

APEL Section 63, non domestic, air conditioning and DEC strands are all available via Quidos.

Please call us on 01225 667 570 if you have any questions or click the button below for more information.


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Take a look at our Section 63 online CPD module