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The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is happy to offer 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 is offering its two 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 Foundational Level course

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.


Learn more about this program & find upcoming course dates.


The Energy Advisor course

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 organisation, 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.


Learn more about this program & find upcoming course dates.


Free Supplemental Exam Prep Guides

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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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021


CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.


This will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you  the peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality of training that you expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping the 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.




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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