Important News | Why now is a good time to become an Energy Advisor

The traditional route to becoming an accredited energy advisor has always been to take and pass two qualification exams, the Foundation Level Exam and the Energy Advisor Exam and to be affiliated with a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) licensed service organization (SO) to finalize registration with NRCan. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing delays in exam bookings and shortages of Energy Advisors, NRCan has decided to allow the issuance of temporary EA registration licences for energy advisors and energy advisor candidates who are affiliated with a licensed Service Organisation (SO), and who have not been able to complete the required exams due to the closure of exam centers. The temporary licences will have a duration of three months and will be provided on an individual case-by-case basis.


The process of issuing temporary licenses has never been implemented by NRCan, and any risk in doing so is to be minimized by ensuring that new Energy Advisor (EA) candidates receive comprehensive training.


In order to help both aspiring Energy advisers and Service Organizations, CIET will be offering two preparatory courses this fall, which will prepare participants for the job of an EA using real-life examples and imparting technical know-how. 




Looking for a list of the Service Organisations that are active in your area? Find them here.


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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still 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 with the pandemic. 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.




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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!


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The CIET Team
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