competitive workforce


As a new graduate, seasoned professional or contractor, the Energy Efficiency industry can be a tough, competitive market to break into. Therefore, taking every advantage to set yourself apart is key.


Develop valuable expertise and become an energy advisor for the residential housing market. "Canadian homeowners will turn to you to help them improve the energy efficiency of their homes and save on utility bills and builds will rely on you to help them design energy-efficiency homes to strict industry standards" (Natural Resources Canada).


More and more, energy efficiency is becoming a focus in both new and existing residential developments, which means there is a growing demand for skilled energy advisors. In order to become an energy advisor, you must pass Natural Resource Canada's two energy advisor exams and demonstrate that sound knowledge in the following areas:

  • EnerGuide Rating System
  • Residential construction practices for low-rise housing
  • Energy efficiency renovation practices
  • Building science
  • Basic arithmetic, geometry and computer skills
  • Data collection requirements
  • Energy simulation modelling using HOT2000


In the past,  NRCan's exams have proved to be challenging. In order to help more professionals become residential energy advisors, CIET has launched two new courses to assist in exam preparation.

1.  Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam

2.  Prep Course for the NRCan Energy Advisor Exam (House)


In addition to training courses, CIET has also produced free supplemental study guides with exercises and valuable information beyond what is available online.


CIET is dedicated to helping aspiring energy advisors study and pass the two required exams. Give yourself every advantage to have a successful career by gaining valuable skills and knowledge.


Find an upcoming prep course or download the study guides today.


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