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Domestic energy assessor

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Domestic energy assessors (DEAs) work out the energy efficiency of domestic buildings like houses and flats.

Average salary (a year)

£18,000 Starter


£35,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

38 to 40 variable

You could work

evenings / weekends as customers demand

How to become

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How to become Domestic energy assessor

You can get into this job through a specialist course run by private training organisations.

Other Routes

To become a domestic energy assessor (DEA) you'll need to:

  • do a Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment
  • become a member of an approved accreditation scheme

If you have experience in a related field like property surveying or construction, you might not have to do as much training.

Once you've got the certificate and are registered on a scheme, your details will be available on the register of accredited domestic energy assessors.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • maths knowledge
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • analytical thinking skills
  • business management skills
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In this role you could:

  • do on site assessments that generally last from 30 mins to 1 hour
  • examine the property to record age, building type, number of windows and roof construction
  • take pictures, measure wall heights and create a floor plan of the building
  • check what items, like central heating boilers, radiators and lighting are being used
  • measure loft insulation
  • log the information on a computer to get the energy efficiency rating and produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • send a copy of the EPC to the client
  • give practical advice to clients on how to improve energy efficiency

Working environment

You could work at a client's home.

Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you'll travel often.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

With further training, you could carry out assessments on commercial buildings or move into assessor training.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

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Courses In England

Domestic Energy Assessment - Level 3

  • Start date: 04 March 2025
  • Location: Blackpool

L3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment (CG)

  • Start date: 21 January 2025
  • Location: LONDON

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