CIET Offering Training Rebates and New Course Dates in Support of the Growing Energy Advisor (EA) Industry

Update: Funding has been exhausted for the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor Prep courses in both English and French. However, there are still seats remaining in the upcoming Foundation Level training (Sept 28-30th) and Energy Advisor training  (Nov 16-19th). If you are looking for training a group, please contact





With the goal of preparing more individuals to become Energy Advisors capable of delivering services under the NRCan EnerGuide Rating System and in the context of the Canada Greener Homes Grant federal program, CIET is happy to announce both the availability of a new rebate provided by Natural Resources Canada for training as well as several new training dates. As Mathieu Côte, CIET’s Executive Director recently stated, “we have always aimed to position our educational offerings in supporting individuals progressing in or joining a new career as well as energy efficiency programs from utilities and all levels of governments. Along with Natural Resources Canada, we are thus very pleased to be supporting the goals of aspiring EAs through enhanced access to residential energy advisor training in the coming months to ensure Canadians from all regions can benefit from this program.”


With this goal in mind, and thanks to the support of Natural Resources Canada, our upcoming Energy Advisor prep courses will offer a 50% rebate on the regular price of training. For the Foundation Level course, the rebate will reduce the price from $795 to $395, and for the EA course the rebate will drop the course price from $1,195 to $595.



To meet your EA training needs, we are also adding training dates in both English and French to our calendar:


In English:



In French:



You can access CIET’s full course calendar here.


If you are not familiar with our EA training, here is what you can expect:


Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam

During this 2-day course, participants prepare for the Foundation Level exam by learning to complete hands-on geometric and arithmetical calculations and unit conversions, how to interpret and understand house plans, and looking at the whole building envelope from fenestration to mechanical systems to renewable energy systems.


Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam

During this 4-day training, participants will be provided with a detailed understanding of the processes and steps required to do the work of a registered EA. More specifically, participants gain in-depth knowledge of the information to be collected on existing or new homes, acquire working knowledge of HOT2000, master the EnerGuide Rating System, and understand how to create customized energy efficiency roadmaps for homeowners.


Please note that that the number of rebates and spots in the upcoming courses will be limited, and that participants in the EA level course who wish to be eligible for the rebate will need to show that they have obtained a successful passing grade of the NRCan Foundation Level Exam.


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CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 ... with a Twist! 

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 


CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 … with a Twist! 


With well over 200 virtual real-time courses delivered since March 2020 and based on feedback received from more than 2,500 participants, CIET is happy to announce that all public training sessions offered between January and June 2022 will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms, with one exception. We’re very excited about our very first in-person course since March 13, 2020: a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) session to be held in downtown Toronto from April 4 to 8, 2022. 


Keeping our courses virtual will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner that protects both our participants and trainers regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality that you would expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad regardless of geographical location. 


That being said, we really hope to be able to deliver (1) a much broader in-person offering in the fall of 2022 (2) while still offering significant pan-Canadian virtual training.  


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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