Qualification Route for EPC Certification

CIBSE Certification accepts applications made by applicants who hold a specific Energy Assessors Qualification via ABBE, NFOPP or City & Guilds. We aim to provide applicants a certification opportunity through a UKAS accredited certification body that offers recognised certification in the industry and demonstrate their competence further by joining the CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants Register.

Application - What’s involved?

Applicants will need to demonstrate their competence and submit evidence to the scheme. The scheme shall assess the information provided by the applicant to enable the applicant to become certified with the scheme. (Please find below application procedure)

Application Procedure

1. Application

  • All applicants must complete the Qualification Route application form (CCF314) and sign the declaration.
  • All applicants must read all of the scheme documentation and sign the CIBSE Code of Conduct (CCMP006) Please see below:
    • Scheme Description Document (CCSDD 201).
    • Terms and Conditions (CCMP 002).
    • Code of Conduct (CCMP 006)
    • Disputes and Complaints procedure (CCP 101).
    • CPD for the Low Carbon Consultants Register (CCP 111).
    • Suspension, Withdrawal and other changes to certification status (CCP 136)

Download Qualification Route Application Forms here (3MB zip file)

Please email completed applications and supporting documentation to epc@cibsecertification.org or contact a member of the certification team for further information on 0208 772 3649.

2. Verification

All applicants will need to answer the following questions on the application form (CCF314) and provide evidence as necessary.  This information will be checked by CIBSE Certification:

  • Name of accreditation scheme you are currently registered with.
  • Have you ever been revoked by another accreditation scheme? If Yes, please provide details.
  • Have you ever been or are you currently suspended from another accreditation scheme?  If yes, please provide details.
  • Provide one EPC RRN number of a lodged certificate in the last 2 years if lodged

3. Identity

  • All applicants need to provide a passport style photograph (taken on a light background) for your CIBSE LCEA ID card. Saved in Jpeg format.
  • All applicants need to provide a colour copy of your passport, photo driving licence or government issued identity card

4. Insurance

  • All applicants need to provide a copy of PII certificate – (Professional Indemnity Insurance) the certificate  should hold the following information (start date and end date even if it is a continual policy, policy number, insurer, indemnity amount. Minimum requirement for Indemnity for EPC is £250,000.
  • All applicants need to provide a copy of PLI certificate – (Public Liability Insurance) the certificate  should hold the following information (start date and end date even if it is a continual policy, policy number, insurer, indemnity amount) Minimum requirement for indemnity for EPC is £1,000,000.00.

5. Qualification

  • All applicants need to provide a copy of their qualification certificate (Diploma in Non –Domestic Energy Assessment) with ABBE, NFOPP or City & Guilds signed and verified by a senior manager or representative. CIBSE Certification will check the validity of the information provided with the training/examination provider.
  • All applicants need to pass  the CIBSE LCEA/LCC examination

6. QA – Quality Assurance Audits

All applicants will be Quality Assurance checked as a certified assessor as set out in the DCLG scheme operating requirements,  applicants must also comply with the QA audit requests, processes and procedures as part of becoming a certified assessor.

7. Costs Involved

CIBSE Training offer a 2 day LCEA/LCC training  course and exam or exam only – Qualification Route applicants are offered a discount if completing the one day or exam only. For more information contact CIBSE Training on 020 8772 3616 or email training@cibse.org.

Successful applicants will pay the annual registration fee - £315 + VAT pro rata based on the registration year which runs from September of each year.

The EPC registration includes FREE entry on the LCC (Low Carbon Consultants) Design Management and Simulation registers.