- 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
- CEUs/Competency Training
- How to Buy
- Who We Are
- Contact Us
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 $160 + 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 industry working groups on Energy Retrofits led by Natural Resources Canada, and is chair 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 are 5 courses in the bundle.
Construction Safety (Alberta Construction Safety Association: CSTS-2020 - Fundamentals)
High Performance Housing
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 have a good handle on the Foundation Exam.
Download the Course Description and Outline booklet to find out more.
Great Deal for Energy Advisor Wannabes!
We're offering all five courses for $695 + HST. If you take our Foundation training and follow up with our Energy Advisor Mentoring Program, we'll give you a discount when you apply for the mentoring program!
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.
NEW! March 2020
Our Energy Advisor Foundation Training Bundle is for people who have very little experience in the residential construction industry. The Energy Advisor Foundation Study Package is for people who know their way around the industry and have some background in building science.
If you've got a really good handle on the residential construction industry and just some review and study materials, we've got you covered with this study package, smartypants!
The Foundation Study Package consists of the study guides and practice/challenge exams. It covers the main competency categories for the Foundation Level:
- Construction Technology
- Construction Math
- Plans Reading
- High Performance Housing
Review the study guides and then take the practice/challenge exams as many times as you want.