Become a CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessor (LCEA) to produce Display Energy Certificates (DECs)

Join the CIBSE register of industry respected professionals to produce Display Energy Certificates (DECs).

Qualification Route

CIBSE certification also certify for EPC Level 3&4 and DEC by accepting applicants via the Qualification route with the appropriate qualification certificate from ABBE, City & Guilds or NFOPP.

Transfer Route

CIBSE Certification accepts any applicants that are already certified via the APEL route as EPC, DEC or A/C assessors with other certification bodies via the Transfer Route. The applicant will need to provide supporting documentation (please refer to the transfer route under EPC, DEC or A/C for the information required for each of the 3 strands EPC, DEC or A/C)

APEL Route

CIBSE Certification operates the APEL (Approval of Prior Experience & Learning) Route to certification

The APEL route is a fast, low cost route that recognises your prior experience and learning as an alternative to taking a specific Energy Assessor qualification and can provide certification to the highest quality via an application process.

CIBSE are able to offer this route to all highly skilled/experienced practitioners who already have the knowledge and will be able to demonstrate their competence to meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS) without the need to obtain a specific Energy Assessor qualification.

This route is open to those with a minimum of 2 years of full time substantial experience in the last 5 years, in the following areas:

  • (LCEA) EPCs - in a closely related field, e.g., building services design, energy management, or building surveying and assessments of commercial (non-dwelling) buildings.
  • (LCEA) DECs -in a closely related field, e.g., facilities management, building services operation or maintenance, or energy management of commercial (non-dwelling) buildings.
  • (LCEA) A/C - designing, installing, (including commissioning) or maintaining air conditioning systems; Level 4 for complex systems or Level 3 for simple systems. More information here.
  • (LCEA) Scotland – click here.

All of the above routes allow the applicant entrance to the LCC and LCEA registers.