This course will run throughout Remembrance Day (Nov 11th). Although not a statutory holiday in most provinces, we recognize and appreciate the importance of remembering the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace in Canada.



You should know that:

  • This session is offered in French.
  • The course begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm each day, according to EST or Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00 US & Canada).
  • We will be using the GoToTraining platform, which has great interactive features.
  • We will include dedicated time for questions.
  • We will take breaks, just as in a real classroom.
  • You will receive the login details by email upon registering for the course.
  • We recommend that you use computer audio, rather than connecting by phone if possible, as well as headphones to avoid sound feedback.


Energy advisors assess the energy performance of residential homes and provide advice on potential energy savings during design, construction, and renovation stage.

To become a registered Energy Advisor with Natural Resources Canada, prospective candidates must first pass the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor exams. After successfully passing these exams, there is a requirement for probationary files to be completed with a licensed service organization and to maintain an association with at least one licensed service organization thereafter.

This interactive four-day course provides an overview of the administration and delivery of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15. Students will gain hands-on experience with Natural Resources Canada’s HOT2000 energy modelling software.

After the energy advisor designation has been obtained, individuals in association with a licensed service organization, will be able to conduct energy evaluations in accordance with NRCan’s EnerGuide Version 15 guidelines on Part 9 residential buildings, excluding MURBs, which is an additional required certification.


Who should attend?

• Individuals with an interest in energy efficiency and a desire to understand what makes a building comfortable and energy efficient
• Individuals wanting to become an energy advisor and conduct residential energy evaluations
• Individuals should have basic knowledge and an understanding of building sciences, construction practices and building materials

CIET’S NRCan’s ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam Prep Course is intended to adequately prepare participants to take NRCan’s EnerGuide Rating System v15 – Energy Advisor Exam. You must pay and schedule a time to write the exam directly on NRCan’s website. The exam will not be administered during the preparation course.


Training Schedule (click the image to see it in full screen)



  1. EnerGuide Rating System

    • General knowledge of EnerGuide Rating System, its communication tools and related services
    • EnerGuide rating and its related terminology and calculations
    • Basic Service
    • Data collection
    • General requirements
    • Requirements for building envelope components
    • Requirements for mechanical systems
    • Renovation upgrade service
    • Construction blower door service
    • Construction upgrade service for new homes
    • Blower door tests
    • Air leakage location identification procedure
    • Exhaust devices depressurization test

  2. HOT2000 Modelling Version 11

    • HOT2000 software and modelling
    • General HOT2000 features
    • Create new house file using the House wizard
    • Model a house using the HOT2000 main interface
    • Submit HOT2000 house files and generate reports and labels

  3. Administration and Delivery of EnerGuide Rating System Version 15

    • Code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines
    • Roles and responsibilities of NRCan
    • Roles and responsibilities of service organizations
    • Roles and responsibilities of the service organization manager
    • Roles and responsibilities of energy advisors
    • Roles and responsibilities of builders
    • Registration, designation and re-qualification process for service organizations, service providers, and builders
    • Suspension and delinquency / deregistration

  4. Quality Assurance of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15

    • General quality assurance knowledge
    • Roles and responsibilities regarding quality assurance


How can I become an energy advisor?


You will find all information on Natural Ressources Canada’s website. Notably, to register as an energy advisor to deliver services under EnerGuide Rating System v.15, energy advisor candidates must demonstrate proficiency by:

  • Passing the Foundation Level exam
  • Passing the Energy Advisor exam
  • Being affiliated with a service organization


What is the energy advisor exam process?


For more details on the exam process, you are invited to read the Candidate Exam Handbook by Natural Ressources Canada.


Exam related information can be found at https://nrcan.ysasecure.com.

  • If you wish to register for the exams, you must first complete the «Register» section.
  • Then, you can purchase the exams in the « Products » section.
  • To find the locations where exams are administered, consult the « Exam Centres» section.

For each of the exams, you are invited to read the appropriate Exam Competency Profiles found in the ERS-EnerGuide Rating System v15/ERS v.15 Competencies section of the File Exchange website. To obtain login details, please contact us at nrcan.homes-maisons.rncan@canada.ca. In the Subject section, please write “EG”.


How can I become a licensed Service Organization?


You will find all information on Natural Ressources Canada’s website. Notably, you must:

  • Be an individual or legal entity incorporated or registered in Canada;
  • Show proof of liability insurance;
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience and knowledge related to energy efficiency and building science in the residential housing sector; and
  • Employ key personnel in the organization such as Service Organization Manager(s), Quality Assurance Specialist(s), and Energy Advisor(s) who have successfully passed the relevant NRCan’s exams.


Where can I find reference documents?


To access reference documents such as EnerGuide Rating System v.15, the exam competency profiles as well as Candidate Exam Handbooks, please contact nrcan.homes-maisons.rncan@canada.ca.  


CIET has also developed two supplementary study guides to help participants with items identified as the most difficult: Foundation Level Exam Study Guide and Energy Advisor Exam Study Guide.

The course includes...

  • You will receive a PDF copy of the training material by email during the week prior to the course.


If you are unable to attend the course, you may send another person in your stead without incurring any penalty. CIET must be advised of any replacement, cancellation or postponement via email at info@cietcanada.com.


The following fees apply for:

  • Rescheduling your registration to another course:
    • At least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: no fee;
    • Less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: $50 administrative fee;
    • No show (after the beginning of the course): 15% of regular course fees.
  • Cancelling your registration :
    • At least 2 weeks prior to the course : no fee;
    • Less than 2 weeks prior to the course: $150 administrative fee or 10% of regular course fees (whichever is greater);
    • No show (after the beginning of the course): 25% of regular course fees.

$ Fees

Early bird fee $1,145
Regular fee
(After September 15, 2020)
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 2.4
CSEP points 4 (+2 for certification)


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COVID-19 Information for CIET Fall 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: September 18, 2020


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 60 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the fall of 2020 will be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens in the fall. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:

Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!


Best regards,

The CIET Team
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