Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor (ACEA) Training

Level 3 and 4 courses available!

Stroma Certification’s approved Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor Training provides applicants with courses at Levels 3 and 4 to qualify as an Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor (ACEA).

Our equivalent ACEA certification scheme is authorised by the DCLG. Train with Stroma and help owners of air-conditioning systems to comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR).


Complete the ACEA training with Stroma Certification and you’ll gain membership of a fully audited air-conditioning scheme. As an air-conditioning assessor you can help building owners and managers to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions for their air-conditioning systems.

Did you know?

All air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW must be inspected by a qualified and accredited air-conditioning energy assessor every 5 years.

Continuing Professional Development

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

Course Information

Stroma Certification’s Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor (ACEA) training is approved by the relevant awarding bodies. A registration fee is payable to the awarding body on upon course completion. We offer ACEA training across the UK and can provide the course at a location of your choosing for groups of four or more individuals.

Level 3 Course

  • Theoretical and practical survey/inspection skills
  • Software skills
  • How to produce reports for simple unitary, split, multi-split and simple VRF systems
  • Combines classroom-based theory modules and inspections

Level 4 course:

Energy Assessors wishing to produce Inspection Reports for central air conditioning systems will need to gain this qualification.

A Level 4 ACEA is able to assess complex, central air conditioning systems, as well as simple unitary, split, multi-split and variable refrigerant flow systems.

  • An induction covering the legislative background, an introduction to the TM44 methodology and details of how to assemble the Portfolio of Evidence
  • Training on the technologies, components and systems associated with central air conditioning
  • A simulated air conditioning assessment

Level 3 and 4 courses.

On completion of the course candidates must assemble a Portfolio of Evidence to demonstrate their competence, including real Inspection Reports for three level 3 or four level 4 systems. The portfolio is formally assessed to verify that the candidate meets the minimum requirements of the National Occupational Standards for an ACEA.

Finally, all candidates must pass a short external examination set and marked by ABBE (The Awarding Body for the Built Environment).

Following course completion, Stroma Certification will award applicants certified status on receipt of your proof of qualification certificate as well as confirmation of the necessary Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance.

Training Fees


Course Duration Price
Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor (ACEA) – Level 3 3 days £1,750*
Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor (ACEA) – Level 4 (Top up from Level 3) 2 days £995*

All fees exclude VAT. *Additional awarding body fees will apply.




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