Energy Advisor Training and Certification

To become a Registered Energy Advisor you will need to pass 2 Exams (Foundation and Energy Advisor Exams). In order to commence the Energy Advisor training you will need to pass the foundation exam prior to commencing the Energy Advisor training course. It is best to write your foundation exam before commencing training.

To be considered as a candidate for our energy advisor training program you must possess knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Construction Practices for existing low-rise housing,
  • Energy-efficient renovation practices,
  • Residential building materials,
  • Residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems,
  • Building science including the principles of the ‘house as a system’,
  • Basic arithmetic and geometry,
  • Use of a computer, the internet and email
  • Excellent client relations

Please forward your resume and cover letter and why you want to be an energy advisor here.

Training Program

If you are selected as a qualified candidate, our training program may take up to a month to complete. It consists of the following:

  • Week 1 -> 4 Day Intensive Course (to prepare for the Energy Advisor Exam)
  • Week 2 -> Field placement with an experienced Energy Advisor
  • Week 3 -> 2 Day In-Class Review Session and Online Examination (administered by Natural Resources Canada)
  • Week 4 -> Completion of Five solo energy audits and Two Supervised Energy Audits

At the end of the training program you are well on your way to becoming a Registered Energy Advisor (pending a passing grade on the on-line examination). Once you are certified you will be closely monitored while you gain experience, after which you will be audited on a regular basis to ensure consistency of delivery of the program.

If you are already an Energy Advisor please call the office and ask for Human Resources.

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