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Domestic Energy Assessor

Domestic Energy Assessors test the energy-efficiency of homes and make suggestions for improvements based on the results of the tests. The home owner will receive an Energy Performance Certificate.

The Domestic Energy Assessor role has been created due to the need for certain houses to have the need for a Home Information Pack when being built or sold. Part of the Home Information Pack is the need for an Energy Performance Certificate.

The typical day-to-day role of a Domestic Energy Assessor would be:

  • inspecting properties to collect data about their energy efficiency
  • explaining the data to the home owner
  • making recommendations to improve energy efficiency

Working Hours

No set working hours, though most visits will be carried out when the home owner is at home, thus, a lot of evening and weekend work.

Typical Salary

Around £25,000 to £35,000. More in some cases – as you would be self-employed, your work ethic determines how much you are likely to earn!


Initial training is classroom-based, after which you will need “on the job” experience. Some training providers will be able to help you gain the outside experience that you need.

Qualifications required


Extra info

When you have qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor, it is possible to further upgrade your qualification to become a “Home Inspector”.