Accreditation Routes

Accreditation Routes

Qualification Route to Accreditation

If you don’t have the necessary experience, the Qualification route is open to you.

You will need to gain a nationally-recognised qualification as an energy assessor – awards are currently available for energy assessors of existing dwellings, commercial buildings, public buildings and air-conditioning systems. We accept an appropriate award as simple evidence of your competence to join an ecmk Accreditation Scheme.

ecmk is an ABBE-approved Assessment Centre and can take you through the training, practice and assessment required to gain any of these awards. For further details of courses and accreditation contact us on 0333 123 1418 or email

Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment (DipDEA)

Certificate and Diploma in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment (DipNDEA)

Diploma in Display Energy Certificates (DipDEC)

Certifcate in Air Conditioning Energy Assessment (DipACEA)

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APEL route to accreditation

The APEL route (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) has been developed specifically for very experienced practitioners – if you have been carrying out energy assessments for a number of years, APEL is probably the option for you.

You will need to produce evidence of your past work and evidence that you meet the criteria to be an accredited assessor – we will assess the evidence, advise you if there are gaps in your skills that you need to complete, provide you with top-up training in the software methodologies, if required, and finally welcome you into the Scheme.

If you think that APEL will be of benefit to you, you should have a preliminary discussion with ecmk. It would be helpful if, when talking to ecmk you have to hand information about yourself and your background (for example a current curriculum vitae).

For further information please contact the Accreditation team on 0333 123 1418 or email