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Green Deal Advisor Training (Domestic)

Training as a Green Deal Advisor for domestic properties.

Stroma Certification’s approved Domestic Green Deal Advisor (GDA) Training demonstrates how to carry out Green Deal qualifying assessments, produce Green Deal Advice Reports (GDARs) and explain the findings and recommendations to operate as a Domestic Green Deal Advisor (GDA).

Stroma Certification provides software tools, training and certification schemes to assist the industry in embracing the Green Deal scheme for Green Deal Advisors.


Stroma Certification offers face-to-face training, balancing out the soft skills and technical expertise required of Green Deal Advisors. All aspects of the GDA National Occupational Standards (NOS) are covered on the course.

Get DEA certified first!

It is a requirement that all applicants be a certified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) prior to taking the GDA qualification. Stroma Certification operates a DCLG-authorised DEA certification scheme and the requisite DEA training. Existing Stroma DEA members are eligible for a 10% discount on the GDA qualification route.

GDAO membership

All qualified GDAs must either align with a Green Deal Assessor Organisation (GDAO) or operate as a sole trader, providing they conform to GDAO certification requirements.

Benefit from the RHI

Properties must have a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) in order to apply for funding under the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Days 2 and 3 of the course will explain the data inputting and assessment procedures for producing GDARs, as well as how to impart the information to a customer.

Witnessed Assessment

Witnessed Assessments are carried out by Stroma Certification personnel within the allocated maximum time of two hours per Green Deal assessment. The assessment need not follow directly after the training and can be arranged to suit your requirements.

Continuing Professional Development

We recommend the completion of a minimum of 10 CPD hours to maintain your membership. Stroma Certification will post information for relevant courses to members to assist with fulfilling this requirement.

Course Information

Stroma Certification’s Domestic Green Deal Advisor (GDA) training is approved by the relevant awarding bodies. A registration fee is payable to the awarding body on course completion. We offer GDA training across the UK and can provide the course at a location of your choosing for groups of four or more individuals.

Day 1:

  • Providing information to customers on the principles, financing and operation of the Green Deal
  • The components of the Green Deal
  • Providing high quality, independent and impartial advice to customers
  • Providing customers with information on the Green Deal to meet their needs

Day 2:

  • Conducting an occupancy assessment
  • Methods of reducing energy consumption and achieving affordable warmth
  • Advising customers on methods of reducing energy consumption and achieving affordable warmth
  • Maintaining written records of inspection findings
  • Inputting data for the domestic Green Deal Advice Reports
  • Assessing energy efficiency measures for the domestic Green Deal Advice Reports
  • Preparing, lodging and issuing domestic Green Deal Advice Reports

Day 3:

  • Explaining the Green Deal Advice Report to domestic customers in a professional and impartial manner

Day 4:

  • Witnessed assessment – candidate is observed conducting the Green Deal assessment and providing advice to a householder
  • Portfolio guidance session (if required)

Following course completion, Stroma Certification will award applicants certified status on receipt of a completed portfolio which undergoes assessment and verification. The portfolio must include evidence to meet all of the relevant awarding body’s requirements.

Training Fees


Course Duration Price
Green Deal Advisor (GDA) (Domestic) 3 days + 2 hour witnessed assessment* £1,020**

All fees exclude VAT. *The first witnessed assessment is free of charge.
A charge may be applicable if any additional assessments are required (Registration Fee £230).
If completing as part of combined DEA course, only one registration fee is payable. **Additional awarding body fees will apply.