E-newsletter January 2021
I would like to start by wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year and congratulate you for getting through 2020.
We will be auditing all Certification CPD records next month, so if you have not already done so please update your 2020 CPD records to avoid suspension. Visit the CPD requirements webpage for more information.
A few key points to look out for when updating your CPD:
- Ensure you have at least 21 hours of activity, LCEAs may require more if registered for more than one LCEA strand
- Add at least one objective relevant to your registration(s) and assign it to relevant activities
- Assign the applicable certification scheme to relevant activities up to the hours required for each strand
- ESOS Lead Assessors must have a minimum of five hours ESOS related activity and an ESOS objective
Update your CPD now
Lodgement Credit Charges
A few of you have asked why we are still including the Landmark fee in our lodgement costs after Landmark stopped operating the register in September last year. The explanation is that the Landmark fee simply became the MHCLG fee.
The good news is that they have been working out what their ongoing costs are with the intention of changing their fee with effect from 5 April give or take a day. Early indications are that this will be a reduction. That is all the detail that I have at the moment, but I am telling you now so that you don’t buy more credits than you reasonably expect to use between now and April. With the convenience of buying online, it should not be too onerous to do this.
CPD opportunity of particular interest to ESOS Lead Assessors
Your professional development is personal, so we only mandate particular CPD activity where it is a scheme requirement, following a change in Regulations for example.
However, I have from time-to-time made you aware of training opportunities that may be helpful, as I become aware of them.
I have learnt that through ESTA, Energy Institute ESOS Lead Assessors have been offered an online training programme looking at the energy saving opportunities presented by behavioural change.
This is not something that is new, and the benefits to a client organisation will depend on their starting position, as is the case with technical solutions as well, but it may be something that you would like to know more about or brush up on.
The course will also be of interest to anyone offering energy saving advice to clients.
Find out more and book your place now
As you can see from the details, ESTA have secured some commercial sponsorship for the training, and are able to offer a 20% discount to the first 25 from our register that book the training.
I should stress that we have no commercial interest in this training and I am drawing your attention to it for the benefits described above and on the strength of the endorsements in the linked details.
Professor Andrew Geens
BEng (Hons) PhD CEng FCIBSE
Head of CIBSE Certification