DEA Certification

Domestic Energy Assessment Certification (DEA)

Stroma Certification’s MHCLG authorised DEA Certification Scheme is the largest certification scheme in the UK for Domestic Energy Assessors. DEA Certification allows an energy assessor to lodge Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for existing domestic properties in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. By undergoing DEA Certification you can demonstrate to a homeowner that you are able to carry out work competently and to a high standard, and in accordance with the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

Stroma Certification has been the market leader in DEA Certification for a number of years with more than half of UK energy assessors making lodgements using our RdSAP approved software.

Annual Certification £0. EPC & Lodgement Fee £4.99.
Service Charge £60 per year (if lodging less than 25 EPCs per annum)
Landmark Fee £1.86 (E&W and NI registers) EST Register Fee £2.60 (Scotland ONLY)

Lodgement fees are charged per lodgement. Your total lodgement fee will be the EPC fee plus the Landmark/EST fee. Fees depend on volume – please enquire to secure the best rates for your business. Landmark and EST Register fees are set by Government and are subject to change. All prices exclude VAT.

What is the DEA Certification Scheme?

Stroma Certification’s DEA Certification scheme is approved by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It provides certification for Domestic Energy Assessors to carry out energy assessments for existing domestic buildings. It is the responsibility of the DEA to collect data on aspects of the property such as construction, heating and hot water using the Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP). This allows for an EPC to be produced.

Why join our DEA Certification Scheme?

We don’t charge an annual certification fee to DEAs and pledge to keep our lodgement fees extremely competitive. Our RdSAP software is produced in-house and is informed by our expertise in the energy and construction industries to ensure our DEA members have the right tools and information to perform their jobs to the highest standard for homeowners.

Stroma Certification is one of the only certification bodies to offer TrustMark membership for our DEA Certification scheme. You can add TrustMark for only £50+VAT.

RdSAP approved lodgement software

Stroma-certified DEAs receive a free download of our RdSAP software which is available to lodge EPCs on desktop and mobile. RdSAP is the standard assessment system which is approved by the Government to enable an energy survey to be completed before a domestic property is bought, sold or rented. All our DEA software is produced in-house (by our sister division – Stroma Software) and it is compliant with the requirements of RdSAP 9.92.

DEA application process

We would encourage applicants to download and read our assessor schemes members pack which provides information and the requirements for DEA Certification. Our friendly customer service team is also available to answer any of your questions so please request a callback using our online form.

DEA Certification

Speak to our friendly customer team on
01977 665 420 (ext.603)

DEA Certification

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

Before your application can be assessed you must first submit a portfolio evidencing your business skills (including a minimum of 5 EPCs). We will also need to see proof of your Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance documents – as well as a DBS check. Finally, DEA certified members are required to complete a minimum of 10 CPD hours per year.

Stroma Certification is also an approved provider of DEA training. Book online to obtain an ABBE or City & Guilds qualification.

DEA Audit and Assessment

The Stroma Certification DEA certification scheme is approved by higher government bodies to ensure we and our members adhere to the appropriate standards and scheme operating rules. All members are subject to regular and thorough auditing of their assessment activities to maintain levels of competence and professional standards. We'll also recommend you complete a minimum of 10 hours CPD each year to maintain your membership. We also offer quarterly technical bulletins, with regular new CPD topics released to the members area, along with regular national CPD drives on key scheme topics.

DEA Certification

We offer 10 hours of free CPD each year through regular technical bulletins and CPD events. By attending two of Stroma's DEA CPD seminars and reading our quarterly technical bulletins you can log the neccessary 10 hours to fufill your scheme requirements.

Membership Benefits

Members website

Technical Support

Regular CPDs

Mobile & desktop software

Trustmark membership

Business insurance

Public Access to the Energy Performance Certificate

MHCLG provide guidance to building owners and occupiers on the privacy and public access to the Energy Performance Data collected which is documented in the ‘Making Better use of Energy Performance of Buildings Data – Privacy Policy’. Please click here for more information.

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.
  • Privacy Policy
    • Documents Stroma’s commitment and procedures for ensuring that the personal data collected and used in our certification and business activities is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. Further information is also available on the Data Protection page.

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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