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Program Overview

Energy advisors assess the energy performance of residential homes and provide advice on potential energy savings during the design, construction, and renovation stages.


To become a registered energy advisor with Natural Resources Canada, prospective candidates must first pass the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor exams. After successfully passing these exams, you are required to complete probationary files with a licensed service organization and to maintain an association with at least one licensed service organization thereafter.


This interactive four-day course provides an overview of the administration and delivery of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15. Trainees gain hands-on experience with Natural Resources Canada’s HOT2000 energy modelling software.


After 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 because these require an additional certification.

Who should attend?

• Individuals with an interest in energy efficiency and a desire to understand what makes a buildings comfortable and energy efficient
• Individuals wanting to become an energy advisor and conduct residential energy evaluations
• Individuals should have basic knowledge and understanding of building sciences, construction practices and building materials

 
CIET’S NRCan’s ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam Prep Course is intended to adequately prepare participants to take NRCan’s EnerGuide Rating System v15 – Energy Advisor Exam. You must pay and schedule a time to write the exam directly on NRCan’s website. The exam will not be administered during the preparation course.

 

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Agenda

Energy advisors assess the energy performance of residential homes and provide advice on potential energy savings during the design, construction and renovation stages.

To become a registered energy advisor with Natural Resources Canada, prospective candidates must first pass the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor exams. After successfully passing these exams, you are required to complete probationary files with a licensed service organization and to maintain an association with at least one licensed service organization thereafter.

This interactive four-day course provides detailed understanding of the processes and steps required to do the work of a registered energy advisor. Participants gain in-depth knowledge of what information is required to be collected on existing homes or homes yet to be built. This involves knowing not only what to collect, but also why the information is required and how to apply it effectively. Having complete understanding of why the information is obtained and how it is used empowers energy advisors to provide effective, logical and customer-focused energy efficiency upgrade options.

 

Students obtain in-depth working knowledge of HOT2000 (NRCan’s energy-modelling software). This includes creating custom components and fuel-cost libraries, as well as a fully worked example of an energy model that includes upgrades and reports. By the end of the course, candidate energy advisors will have full working knowledge of all aspects regarding what it takes to be an effective energy advisor, how to interact with homeowners, what information is required, how to collect the correct information, how to interpret the information, how to create a customized energy efficiency road maps and how to model a file in HOT2000 and generate relevant outputs.

 

This is an exam-preparation course but it is far more than that; it also involves applying the learned principles. The objective of the course is to guide trainees in becoming not only well prepared for the exam as effective and knowledgeable candidate energy advisors, but also residential energy sector specialists after passing the exam.

 

After obtaining the energy advisor designation, new energy advisors affiliated with a licensed service organization will be able to conduct energy evaluations in accordance with NRCan’s EnerGuide Version 15 guidelines in Part 9 regarding residential buildings, excluding MURBs because these require an additional professional certification.

 

 

  1. EnerGuide Rating System
    • General knowledge of EnerGuide Rating System, its communication tools and related services
    • EnerGuide rating and its related terminology and calculations
    • Basic service
    • Data collection
    • General requirements
    • Requirements for building envelope components
    • Requirements for mechanical systems
    • Renovation upgrade service
    • Construction blower door service
    • Construction upgrade service for new homes
    • Blower door tests
    • Air leakage location identification procedure
    • Exhaust devices depressurization test
  2. HOT2000 Modelling Version 11

    • HOT2000 software and modelling
    • General HOT2000 features
    • Create new house file using the House wizard
    • Model a house using the HOT2000 main interface
    • Submit HOT2000 house files and generate reports and labels

  3. Administration and Delivery of EnerGuide Rating System Version 15

    • Code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines
    • Roles and responsibilities of NRCan
    • Roles and responsibilities of service organizations
    • Roles and responsibilities of the service organization managers
    • Roles and responsibilities of energy advisors
    • Roles and responsibilities of builders
    • Registration, designation and requalification process for service organizations, service providers and builders
    • Suspension and delinquency/deregistration

  4. Quality Assurance of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15

    • General quality assurance knowledge
    • Roles and responsibilities regarding quality assurance

Certification Process

How can I become an energy advisor?

 

You will find all information on Natural Resources Canada’s website. Notably, to register as an energy advisor to deliver services under the EnerGuide Rating System v.15, energy advisor candidates must demonstrate proficiency by:

  • Passing the Foundation Level exam
  • Passing the Energy Advisor exam
  • Being affiliated with a service organization

 

What is the energy advisor exam process?

 

For more details on the exam process, you are invited to read the Candidate Exam Handbook by Natural Resources Canada.

Exam related information can be found at https://nrcan.ysasecure.com.

  • If you wish to register for the exams, you must first complete the Register section.
  • Then, you can purchase the exams in the Products section.
  • To find the locations where exams are administered, consult the Exam Centres section.

For each of the exams, you are invited to read the appropriate Exam Competency Profiles found in the ERS-EnerGuide Rating System v15/ERS v.15 Competencies section of the File Exchange website. To obtain login details, please contact us at nrcan.homes-maisons.rncan@canada.ca. In the Subject section, please write “EG”.

 

How can I become a licensed service organization?

 

You will find all information on Natural Resources Canada’s website. Notably, you must:

  • Be an individual or legal entity incorporated or registered in Canada
  • Show proof of liability insurance
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of experience and knowledge related to energy efficiency and building science in the residential housing sector
  • Employ key personnel in the organization such as service organization managers, quality assurance specialists or energy advisors who have successfully passed the relevant NRCan exams.

 

Where can I find reference documents?

 

To access reference documents such as the EnerGuide Rating System v.15, exam competency profiles as well as Candidate Exam Handbooks, please contact nrcan.homes-maisons.rncan@canada.ca.  

 

CIET has also developed two supplementary study guides to help participants with items identified as the most difficult, namely the Foundation Level Exam Study Guide and Energy Advisor Exam Study Guide.

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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.

 

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TRAINING TODAY!

 

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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!

 

Best regards,

The CIET Team
info@cietcanada.com
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