How to become an Energy Advisor

Are you interested in taking an NRCan Energy Advisor exam?
On this page you will learn more about what it means to be an Energy Advisor and the steps you need to take to get certified.

Follow these suggested steps to become an energy advisor

Learn more from these two interactive presentations.

What does an energy advisor do?

Here's why becoming an Energy Advisor is a good career choice

What does the learning and certification pathway look like?

What's included in an Exam Prep package? How do these exams fit into the career pathway?

Energy Advisor Exam Prep

To become an Energy Advisor, you need to demonstrate competency in several areas before you're ready for licensing with a Service Organization.

The time it takes to become an Energy Advisor is often dependent on each candidate’s previous knowledge and work experience.

Candidates with relevant experience and knowledge could complete the process and become an NRCan-registered Energy Advisor in less than one month. Less experienced candidates in need of training may require a year or more to complete the process.

Get a sense of how well-suited you are to be an Energy Advisor by taking a brief self-assessment.

There are three key milestones to reach on your way to get licensed.

  1. Pass the Energy Advisor Foundation Level Exam through NRCan

  2. Pass the Energy Advisor Exam through NRCan

  3. After you have passed the exams, you need to be affiliated with a Service Organization to become licensed

Foundation Exam Requirements for NRCan Registered Energy Advisors

  1. Review all of NRCan's competency requirements

  2. See how they match up with your skillset

  3. Understand the process of how to become an Energy Advisor

Download a free guide to understanding the Foundation Exam Requirements below.

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How can Blue House Energy help me prepare for the Energy Advisor Exam Questions?

STEP 1:
Energy Advisor Foundation Level Exam

Energy Advisor Foundation Exam Questions - What are they and how will you help me prepare?
We have online courses to support you in preparing for the Energy Advisor Foundation Level Exam Questions that are catered to your experience level.

I'm new to the Energy Advisor field, what does exam prep look like?
If you're new to the Energy Advisor field, we recommend our Foundation Exam Prep which takes 50 – 70 hours and includes 5 course modules.

I have 5+ years of experience in the field, where do I start studying?
If you have some experience in the field we have a PDF study package that you can review at your own pace.

STEP 2:
Energy Advisor Exam

I've passed the Foundation Level Exam. What do I need to prepare for the Energy Advisor Exam Questions?
We have online courses to support you in preparing for the Energy Advisor exam that are catered to your experience level.

I'm new to the Energy Advisor field, what does exam prep look like?
If you're new to the Energy Advisor field, we recommend our Energy Advisor (House) Exam Prep which takes 50-70 hours and includes 8 course modules and a final assessment.

I have 5+ years of experience in the field, where do I start studying?
If you have some experience in the field, we have a House Re-qualification Study Package that takes approximately 50 hours of effort and you can review at your own pace. The Re-qualification Package is only for Registered Energy Advisors needing to re-qualify after their 3-year anniversary.

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Have questions? Book a free call to talk with a Blue House Energy expert.

  1. Our program coordinator will walk you through the process of becoming an Energy Advisor

  2. We can point you to the right course for your experience and skillset

  3. We have flexible payment options and discounts for returning learners

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Benefits of on-demand vs Instructor-led training?

Choose what works best for you

On-demand training

  • On your schedule

  • Private and secure

  • Audio versions for your smart phone

  • Building science challenges

  • Helpful study hints

  • Mock exam questions

Instructor-led training

  • On a set schedule

  • Classroom activities

Instructor-Led Training (ITL) for Energy Advisors

The following organizations offer ITL courses. You can view their course calendar and register through their websites.

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)

Building Knowledge Canada

As an NRCan Registered Energy Advisor, how do you start working?

Rating services are provided by NRCan through the help of third-party service organizations.

These third-party service organizations hire Energy Advisors as staff or as contractors, using their work to manage the house files and carry out quality assurance for NRCan.

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