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All Energy Assessors must complete a minimum of 10 hours Continuous Professional Development (CPD) every year which coincides with the start and end date of the individual assessor certification.

It is a mandatory requirement of Energy Assessor Accreditation to complete annual CPD. It demonstrates your competency in keeping on top of new standards and legislation, while expanding your industry knowledge.

If you are accredited in other strands such as Non-Domestic Energy Assessor or Retrofit Assessor, you are also required to complete additional CPD hours on top of the 10 hours for a Domestic Energy Assessor. Your Accreditation Scheme will inform you of any additional hours needed.

Forms of CPD can include professional training courses, self-study (reading), work experience and event attendance (seminar days, conferences and exhibitions for Energy Assessors).

Online CPD courses

Completing short online courses is an easy way to top up your CPD from the comfort of your own home and a great way to keep your skills up to date and broaden your knowledge. ecmk offer a huge range of short courses every month, providing Assessors plenty of choice and flexibility with the ability to book via the website. All courses are live ‘online’ and led by our experienced and qualified tutors. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please check with the ecmk team, or you can use other industry training providers, simply provide a copy of your certificate as evidence of training. CPD carried out through other training bodies will be counted towards your annual allowance.

Get 4 hours FREE towards training

As an ecmk member you are entitled to 4 free hours towards online CPD per annum. In order to claim these hours, please select up to four 1-hour courses from the ecmk website and email support@ecmk.co.uk with the titles and dates of the courses you wish to attend. We will confirm your booking and the CPD hours will automatically get added to your Assessor Hub account, once you have attended and completed the courses.

Earn 5 hours CPD for reading

ecmk allow up to 5 hours CPD per annum to be claimed for reading relevant industry materials and resources. We publish four Technical Bulletins per year and will award 1-hour CPD for reading each of these. Back issues can be found in Assessor Hub > Scheme Documents (search Technical Bulletin). This leaves 1-hour worth of reading for other relevant published materials.

To claim CPD hours for reading, simply make a few short notes referencing the source and briefly outlining the main subjects read and understood, then upload these notes directly into your Assessor Hub account as submission of evidence. Please do not upload the Technical Bulletin or other reference materials directly to Assessor Hub, as this will not be counted as evidence.

If you have any questions about your CPD, please contact the ecmk team via the below:

email: support@ecmk.co.uk or call: 0333 123 1418

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