DOCEA Certification

Domestic On Construction Energy Assessment Certification (DOCEA)

Stroma Certification’s DCLG authorised DOCEA Certification Scheme allows certified energy assessors to produce Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculations and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to measure the energy performance of new dwellings.

Annual Certification £0. Lodgement Fee £5*. Landmark Fee £2.07
Lodgement fees are per lodgement. Your total lodgement fee will be the fee per lodgement plus the Landmark fee. *Price excludes VAT.

What is the DOCEA Certification Scheme?

Stroma Certification’s DOCEA Certification scheme is approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It provides certification for energy assessors to perform assessments in line with the requirements of the Standard Assessment Procedure for the energy rating of dwellings. This is the Government’s methodology for calculating the energy performance of dwellings within the UK in compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR). All new homes are required to have an EPC and SAP assessment produced upon sale or let.

Why join our DOCEA Certification Scheme?

Stroma Certification is the foremost certification body for energy assessors in the UK. Our DOCEA Certification scheme is free to join and our expert SAP team delivers support and assistance to ensure our members reach the highest standards in new build assessment. We have been providing certification schemes to energy assessors for more than a decade and are committed to competitive lodgement fees for SAP assessments.

Powerful, award-winning SAP software

Stroma-certified DOCEAs receive a free download of our FSAP 2012 software to import and export projects, utilizing common Housing Association formats and view interactive results. The FSAP software is produced by our sister division, Stroma Software, ensuring all software development is informed by our SAP Scheme Managers and qualified SAP assessors.

FSAP Software

How to apply for DOCEA Certification

Our assessor schemes members pack is available to download to explain the requirements for DOCEA Certification. You can also contact our friendly customer service team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Speak to our friendly customer team on
0845 621 11 11 (ext.603)

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Complete our customer callback form and we will call you to discuss your application

In order to progress your DOCEA application you will need to complete a level 3 training course and successfully satisfy the portfolio requirements. When we have received a copy of your exam certificate and proof of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance, we will recommend you for certification under the Stroma Certification DOCEA Certification scheme.

Stroma Certification is an approved provider of DOCEA training. Book online to obtain an ABBE qualification.

Maintaining your certification

Stroma Certification takes a proactive approach to the audit and assessment of our DOCEA Certification scheme members. A proportion of your SAP assessments will be audited on an annual basis to ensure you are adhering to compliance standards and scheme operating rules. A further requirement is the completion of at least 10 CPD hours per annum. Stroma Certification provides regular technical updates and free CPD seminars to assist members towards achieving this requirement.

DOCEA Certification

Membership Benefits

Members website

Technical Support

Regular CPDs

FSAP software

Business insurance

Certification Scheme Information

Stroma Certification's EPBD Assessor Certification scheme documents are made available to the public, applicants and certified Assessor through a downloadable members pack that contains documents including the following:

  • EA Agreement-License-Terms and Conditions
    • To be completed for those Assessors requiring certification or alternatively the online application can be completed.
  • EA Scheme Members Handbook
    • Documents the certification scheme processes for granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of certification.
  • Impartiality Policy
    • Documents Stroma Certification's commitment to ensuring impartiality in all aspects of our certification and business activities. Further information is also available on the Consumer Advice page.
  • Complaints & Appeals Policy
    • Documents how a complaint or appeal can be notified to Stroma Certification and how it will be dealt with. Further information is also available on the Consumer Advice page.
  • Support Policy
    • Documents the means by which Stroma Certification can be contacted concerning EPBD Assessor certification or other business related activities.
  • ID Photograph Requirements
    • Documents the format and structure needed for photos to be used to produce the applicable certification ID card.
    • Fraud Identification Policy
    • Documents the checks carried out by Stroma Certification in identifying fraudulent activity, and how instances of fraud will be dealt with.

If you are unclear on any aspect of the certification process please contact Stroma Certification by emailing or telephone 0845 621 11 11.

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