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Domestic Energy Assessment

Domestic Energy Assessment

Stroma Certification provides the training, software, and certification required to become a Domestic Energy Assessor for existing dwelling.

Domestic Energy Assessment (DEA) Certification Scheme

Become a Stroma-certified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) and lodge Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for existing domestic properties in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

Stroma Certification is a leading certification body for DEAs operating across the UK; we offer a range of member benefits including free, industry-leading software and unparalleled technical support from qualified assessors.

Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) collect data about a property, including dimensions, construction and services, in order to generate an EPC using Stroma Certification’s user-friendly RdSAP (Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure) software.

To become a DEA assessor you can undertake Stroma Certification’s ABBE approved training. To qualify as a Domestic Energy Assessor, candidates are required to:

  • Submit a portfolio of evidence of business skills and a minimum of five EPCs.
  • Undergo a CRB check
  • Provide details of insurance for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability
  • Complete a minimum of 10 CPD hours (To find out how the exact amount of hours you need and to view the policy in full, click here )

Certification scheme membership demonstrates that you are able to carry out work competently and to a high standard, and in accordance with the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

There are NO membership renewal fees or the requirement to purchase lodgement credits in advance and the lodgement fees are competitively priced. Certification is provided free of charge with Stroma Certification.

Scottish EPCs

All Stroma-certified DEAs may gain the ability to lodge Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in Scotland, by carrying out a free, simple CPD module on the Scottish Building Regulations. Stroma Certification is an Approved Protocol Organisation, approved to operate the DEA certification scheme in Scotland.

Join Stroma Certification and enjoy unrivalled support. Benefits of our scheme include:

  • Free of charge to join
  • No membership/renewal fees or the requirement to purchase lodgement credits in advance
  • UK-wide coverage: lodge EPCs in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Free, industry-leading software for EPC calculations and lodgements – RSAP+
  • Online file storage and management of lodgements
  • Dedicated telephone and email technical support, staffed by qualified, experienced DEAs
  • An online Members’ Area, accessible 24 hours a day, providing technical resources and scheme updates
  • Technical bulletins for DEAs detailing legislative news
  • RdSAP methodology manual
  • Flexible PI insurance cover, if required (£250,000 or £1,000,000); cover includes inventory and floor plan insurance
  • CPD sessions to assist with on-going certification

Certification Fees

Certification Annual Membership Lodgement Fees Landmark Fees
Domestic Energy Assessment (DEA) Certification Free of Charge Stand-alone EPC or EPR lodgement fees are typically £4.10 per lodgement*
Stand-alone Occupancy Assessment (OA) lodgement fees are typically £4.10 per lodgement*
£1.30 (England and Wales); £1.67 (Northern Ireland); or Scottish EPC Register currently £1.15

*Fees depend on volume – please enquire to secure the best rates for your business.
All fees exclude VAT

PLEASE NOTE: Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) who wish to continue practicing and maintain their accreditation after 6th April 2012 will need to undertake further training in the new qualification and successfully pass examination, prior to this date. Training for the new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) can be found here.

For more information on Stroma Certification membership schemes call us on 0845 621 11 11.