- Building Science Basics
- Construction Technology
- Construction Math 1 & 2
- Energy Advisor Foundation Training Bundle
- Envelope Fundamentals
- Foundations of Increased Sales and Profits
- Healthy Indoor Environment
- Increasing Profits Through Quality Management
- Lead Generation and Digital Marketing for Contractors
- Understanding HVAC Systems
- Energy Advisor Mentorship Program
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You need to know a lot about houses to be a competent Energy Advisor (EA). Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) have created a three-step entry program for EA candidates. You must:
Pass the Foundation Level exam
Pass Energy Advisor exam
Be affiliated with a service organization
(You can find out everything need to know about the process of becoming an Energy Advisor here.)
The Foundation exam is tough -- up to 80% of the people who take it, fail it the first time. It costs $155 + HST for each attempt.
BLUE HOUSE ENERGY'S SOLUTION!
We know what it takes to be an Energy Advisor in Canada. BHE CEO, Shawna Henderson, was an R-2000 evaluator starting in the early 1990s, and was one of the first Energy Advisors for Existing Houses in the country. She sits on two working groups on Energy Retrofits led by Natural Resources Canada, and is a member of CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Renovation Working Group.
All of our training is based on CHBA’s educational benchmarks and Shawna’s long experience an Energy Advisor.
She’s got this.
Which means, Blue House Energy has a solution: the online EA Foundation Training Bundle. There will be 5 courses in the bundle when we’re finished (click on the title to get a link to the downloadable course description):
Each module of each course has a quiz and a review section. When you’ve completed the course and review, there’s a final exam for each course. Pass each of them with 70%, and you will be able to pass the Foundation Exam.
What’s online and in your training plan now?
Finished courses in your training plan:
√ Construction Technology
√ Construction Math
√ Construction Safety (through the BC Construction Safety Alliance)
√ Plans Reading v.1
√ High Performance Homes Part 1 v.1
Online by mid-June:
√ High Performance Homes Part 2 v.1
For 'v.1' courses, your training plan will include a study guide with online resources (videos and pdfs), as well as quizzes and a final exam.
Great Deal for Energy Advisor Wannabes!
As we're still working on getting the last two courses online, we're offering the pre-purchase price of $395 + HST until the full Bundle is complete.
Each course will be added to your personal training plan as it is brought online, and we'll let you know that it is available. You have access to all course material and resources for 12 months. You can expect to put at least 60 hours of effort in to pass all five courses.
Once all five courses are online, the price will be $695 + HST.