Why Become An Energy Advisor?

With the Canada Greener Homes Grant launching to help Canadians live more energy efficiently, there’s a growing need for Energy Advisors to meet the demand across Canada. More and more energy efficiency professionals are exploring how they can become an Energy Advisor.


One of the top questions we get is: What is the difference between an Energy Advisor and an Energy Auditor?


The short answer is: While a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) evaluates how energy is used in commercial, industrial and institutional settings, an Energy Advisor is responsible for assessing the energy performance of residential homes (such as the retrofits homeowners are looking to make with the Greener Homes Grant). Read more about the differences.


Now that you have an understanding of the area an Energy Advisor focuses on…

Why Should You Become an Energy Advisor?


Start A Rewarding Career

A career as a Residential Energy Advisor is a role that is helping to make a difference; helping Canadian homeowners save money and working towards overall energy efficiency goals in the country.


There’s No Better Time

The Federal government is dedicated to the recruitment and training of EnerGuide Energy Advisors (through the Greener Homes Grant Initiative). Training rebates have been made available to support aspiring Energy Advisors. Plus, with the growing demand for Energy Advisors, there’s no better time to launch your career in this area of energy efficiency.


Take Advantage Of Available Training Support

In order to become an Energy Advisor registered with Natural Resources Canada, you must meet certain requirements to deliver EnerGuide rating services for eligible homes in Canada. Two of these requirements include passing the two qualification exams – The Foundational Level Exam and the Energy Advisor Exam. In order to be the best prepared for these exams, CIET offers two Exam Prep Courses, one for each exam. These courses are intended to review key concepts and prepare you to take on the exams. Learn more about the Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam and the Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam.


Not sure where to start?

Here are 7 steps to becoming a Residential Energy Advisor.



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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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