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Certification gives individuals independent recognition of their knowledge and skills. Certified individuals join a community of trusted experts working to improve standards and practices in the energy and related services sector.
Certification shows you have the training and expertise to implement the energy services or upgrades for which you’re certified.
When businesses and households look for someone to deliver their energy and emissions reduction project, they need look no further than individuals certified under EEC Professional Certifications.
Anyone who meets the knowledge, capability and other requirements set out in the Framework Rules and relevant certification sub-rules.
No, you do not need to be an EEC member. But individuals who work for members of the EEC are eligible for an EEC member discount.
Learn more about EEC membership here.
Fees vary for each certification.
Fees for certification applications and renewals are set out here.
Fees are set by the EEC Board.
Fees for certification and renewal of certification reflect the costs of engaging senior industry professionals to act as Assessors and the resources required to administer EEC Professional Certifications.
EEC Professional Certifications provides a clear benchmark for the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve each certification.
For the Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings certification, individuals’ professional experience enables them to develop the knowledge and experience necessary to be eligible for certification.
For the Certified EnMS Advisors certification, individuals must complete the EnMS Advisor training program, which directly addresses the areas of competency. When applying to become certified at the advanced level, individuals’ professional experience enables them to develop the knowledge and experience necessary to be eligible for certification.
For the Certified Insulation Installer certification, individuals must complete the required training that directly addresses the areas of competency.
Certification applications are assessed by an independent Assessment Panel.
The Assessment Panel is made up of senior industry professionals from across the industry relevant to the certification. Assessors declare any potential conflicts of interest and assessment decisions.
See the Guides for Candidates for more information.
Assessors sign a confidentiality deed, ensuring that they do not disclose confidential information disclosed as part of the assessment process.
The Secretariat also removes confidential information, where appropriate to do so, prior to sharing applications and assessment materials with Assessors.
The confidentiality deed is found in Schedule 5 of the Framework Rules.
Confidential Evidence Guides have been developed by the Secretariat, with support from the Assessment Panels. These guides define the appropriate knowledge and skills required for each certification and certification level.
For Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings and Certified EnMS Advisor, two Assessors take part in the direct assessment process.
The certification sub-rules sit under the Framework Rules.
Each certification sub-rules defines the:
- Scope for each certification;
- Appropriate levels of certification for certified individuals;
- Minimum qualifications and experience, and required skills and knowledge, for certification; and
- Requirements individuals must meet to maintain and renew certification.
The sub-rules also stipulate how the specific
You can find the sub-rules on the Governance page.
As a candidate you are assessed against up to ten key competencies and must provide examples of your knowledge and skills.
Certified Emissions Reduction Leaders for Commercial Buildings at the Advanced level must demonstrated competency in all ten areas.
The assessment process for Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings can be found in the Guide for Candidates.
As a candidate you must complete the requisite training and are then assessed against ten key competencies to must demonstrate your knowledge and skills in these areas.
Certified EnMS Advisors at the Advanced level must provide examples of your skills and knowledge.
The assessment process for Certified EnMS Advisor can be found in the Guide for Candidates.
As a candidate you must complete the requisite training and submit job assessment forms, which assess your knowledge and skills against the key competencies and provide examples of your skills and knowledge.
The assessment process for Certified Insulation Installer can be found in the Guide for Candidates.
There are two stages to the Certified Insulation Installer application:
- Stage 1: Submit your application form. It will take us up to five (5) business days to review and process your initial application and provide an outcome.
- Stage 2: Submit your job assessment forms. You can only do this after the first stage is completed. It will take us four to six (4-6) weeks from when you submit your job assessment forms for the assessment panel to review your application and provide an outcome.
At Stage 2 you must complete the evidence collection checklist when you are on-site and submit it with your job assessment forms. There is a different checklist for ceiling, wall and floor insulation.
EEC Professional Certifications have made changes to the certification to ensure it is fit for purpose to deliver safe and high-quality installations for homes and the insulation industry.
The EEC has worked with industry and government stakeholders to develop a new competency specification and training module on preparing ceilings for the retrofitting of insulation.
On 1 April 2023 the Certified Insulation Installer Sub-Rules that define your certification changed:
- Adding a ninth area of assessment, Prepare for insulation retrofitting within ceiling spaces, in Schedule 1: Areas of Assessment, and
- Updating Schedule 4: Pre-requisites to include the training associated with the additional area of assessment included in Schedule 1.
You need to complete the training module that addresses the requirements of the competency specification, EEC 001 Prepare for insulation retrofitting within ceiling spaces, by 30 June 2023.
The EEC will work with you to ensure you will be able to complete the training with a training provider approved by EEC Professional Certifications.
EEC Professional Certifications will provide further information soon about how you can access this training.
Your certification will be suspended from 1 July 2023 if you do not successfully complete the training and submit a recognised certificate of attainment to the EEC by 30 June 2023.
This may impact your participation in government programs or mean you do not meet government regulatory requirements in your jurisdiction.
If your certification is provisional, you still need to meet this requirement by 30 June 2023 to retain your provisional certification.
You need to submit your application for certification as you normally would.
Once you have submitted your application EEC Professional Certifications will provide further information about how you can access this training.
You will be able to complete the training with a training provider approved by EEC Professional Certifications.