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Qualified Experts

Residential sector BER assessments are carried out by registered BER assessors who have:



a Level 6 construction related qualification or equivalent

› received a Level 6 award in BER from a training provider that is registered with a recognised national accreditation body

› signed the BER Assessor Code of Conduct



correctly completed the appropriate assessor registration forms

All BER training courses must meet SEI’s BER training specification. This specification lists all the learning outcomes that a BER assessor should have acquired. Details of the recognised BER training providers and training courses are listed on SEI’s website. The length and format of the training courses vary depending on whether the training provider sets additional prequalification requirements for entry on to a particular course. Typically a training course takes 4 days to complete this excludes personal learning time and time required for completing assessments.

All registered BER assessors are listed on SEI’s website www.sei.ie/ber. From over 1600 persons who have completed accredited training courses, over 600 have registered to date as BER assessors.

For non-residential sector BER assessors, a requirement is being established that such persons be members of an approved “competent persons” scheme which meets the entry, operational, technical, legal, administrative and financial criteria specified by SEI as the issuing authority. An interim registration system is in place whereby technical qualifications, membership of a relevant recognised professional body and successful completion of an examination are required.

National register

SEI developed a National BER Register in 2007. This is a computerised data management system. Each BER assessor has a personal profile on the system and can upload BER assessments on-line. Uploaded assessments go through a series of automatic administrative and technical checks, following which the assessor can choose to publish or discard the assessment. Once a BER is published, the assessor is charged a fee of €25 and the BER details can be viewed on SEI’s website, using the search function shown below. Assessors have the option of printing their published BER certificate from the system, for issuing to the client (building owner).

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