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Domestic energy assessor

Energy performance certificate (EPC) assessor

Domestic energy assessors calculate the energy efficiency of homes, apartments and other domestic buildings.

Average salary*




Typical hours per week


How to become a domestic energy assessor

To be a domestic energy assessor, you’ll need to complete a specialist training course.   

You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site. 

Specialist training course 

To work as a domestic energy assessor, you'll need to complete a Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment and become a member of an approved accreditation scheme. 

If you have previous experience in a similar field, such as property surveying or energy engineering, you might not have to complete as much training as a new starter.  

> Equivalent entry requirements explained 

> Find a course near you 

> Funding advice 

Work experience 

Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a domestic energy assessor. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV. 

> Find out more about work experience 


Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a domestic energy assessor include:  

  • Knowledge of engineering 
  • Understanding of building and construction 
  • Good maths skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Logical thinking skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to use your initiative. 

What does a domestic energy assessor do?

As a domestic energy assessor, you’ll work out how energy efficient residential buildings are. 

The job role of a domestic energy assessor involves the following duties:  

  • Working in clients’ homes, inspecting properties and analysing any existing heating and hot water systems 
  • Surveying the number and sizes of rooms, floors, corridors, windows, doors and fireplaces in a domestic building 
  • Using computer software to produce energy efficiency ratings and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) 
  • Sharing efficiency ratings with property owners and explaining your findings 
  • Advising landlords and property owners on ways to improve energy efficiency. 

How much could you earn as a domestic energy assessor?

The expected salary for a domestic energy assessor varies as you become more experienced. 

  • Newly trained domestic energy assessors can earn in the region of £18,000 
  • Experienced domestic energy assessors can earn up to £35,000.* 

Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. 

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources


Check out the latest domestic energy assessor vacancies:  

As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role may vary. New opportunities will be posted as they come up. 

Career path and progression

As a domestic energy assessor, you could move into a role as a commercial energy assessor. 

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