Certificate in DEA

Certificate in DEA

The course includes full training in the RdSAP methodology used to assess existing homes and in the use of ecmk's government-approved Assessor Hub software to produce the EPC. It also includes the opportunity to assess real homes under the guidance of ecmk's trainers.

Candidates must also assemble a Portfolio of Evidence of their competence, including EPCs for five real homes. Each candidate is assigned to a Qualification Assessor to guide them through this process. The Qualification Assessor formally assesses the Portfolio to verify that the candidate meets the requirements of the National Occupational Standards for a DEA.

Course format:

3 days in the classroom including:

  • induction covering the legislative background, an introduction to the RdSAP methodology and details of how to assemble the Portfolio of Evidence.
  • RdSAP training covering the conventions for collecting data and how to enter data into ecmk's Assessor Hub  software. This includes determining the age of a dwelling, recognising the construction and insulation of the main elements and identifying the heating and hot water systems and heating controls.
  • Practical session involving carrying out an energy assessment on a real home under the guidance of ecmk's trainers and entering the data into ecmk's Assessor Hub software to produce an EPC.

Remote working:
Three to six weeks working remotely with the guidance of a Qualification Assessor to assemble the Portfolio of Evidence.


There are no pre-qualifications to attend this course. However the activity involves collecting data by surveying homes and any previous surveying or housing experience would be an advantage.

Course Duration

The course duration is 5-8 weeks.

For further information, please call our sales team on 0333 123 1418 or email training@ecmk.co.uk