The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is happy to introduce new preparatory courses to its training portfolio in order to help interested professionals across the country become Residential Energy Advisors (REAs). Energy advisors assess the energy performance of residential homes and provide advice on potential energy savings during design, construction, and renovation stage. In order to become a registered Energy Advisor with Natural Resources Canada, prospective candidates must first pass the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor exams.
This is why CIET has launched its two new courses, the Prep Course for the NRCan Foundational Level Exam and the Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam.
This training is the first of its kind, being third-party vendor agnostic.
The Prep Course for the NRCan Foundational Level Exam is the first step in becoming an Energy Advisor. Our two-day course provides an overview of building science issues and sound business practices. Candidates will gain valuable knowledge in energy-efficient homebuilding techniques.
The Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam is the second step to becoming a residential energy advisor. Our 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.
Once 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 requires an additional certification.
As part of our commitment to increase the number of professionals who are successful in becoming Residential Energy Advisors, CIET has produced two supplemental energy study guides which are vendor agnostic and unaffiliated with any third-party vendors. Encompassing both exercises and additional information beyond what is available online or through reviewing the EnerGuide or Competency profiles, the purpose of these guides is to help more individuals study for and succeed in passing the two exams necessary in order to become a Residential Energy Auditor.
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