Domestic Energy Assessor Accreditation Scheme

A Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) produces Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for existing dwellings – homes being marketed for sale or rent. 

A DEA outside a propertyAll DEAs must be accredited before issuing energy certificates. To become accredited, DEAs must demonstrate evidence of their qualification and competence to meet the National Occupational Standards. They must have a valid Criminal Records Bureau check and must pass other stringent background checks to ensure their suitability for this important role. 

Once accredited, DEAs are regularly audited, properly insured and their work will be subject to a robust consumer redress scheme.

Who can join the NHER accreditation scheme?

Any qualified energy assessor or home inspector. You don’t need to have trained with NES and you can switch from another accreditation scheme at any time.

Benefits for DEAs

  • Comprehensive Insurance
    You will receive comprehensive Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance for all reports registered with the scheme so there is no need to carry your own cover for producing EPCs.  Read a summary here.
  • Volume discounts
    As you register more EPCs during your membership of the scheme the cost per report will reduce. 
  • On-demand technical support
    You will have access to a dedicated Technical Support team to answer your queries – whether they are about our software systems, about the SAP or RDSAP conventions, or about your business. For more details click here.
  • Technical Bulletins
    You will receive regular copies of our Technical Bulletins keeping members abreast of legislation, methodology conventions and tips on using our software. Click here for a sample bulletin.
  • Online storage
    You will be able to upload inspection records, photos and other information and store it in a secure area with full daily backups. This simplifies audit and complaint investigation procedures, and is in addition to your own record keeping requirements.
  • Monitoring and compliance support
    You will be supported throughout our monitoring and compliance checks, secure in the knowledge that your energy certificates and surveys are of the highest quality so people can act with confidence on the recommendations contained within them.
  • Identity cards and branding
    You will receive an identity card for use during appointments, information leaflets to give to your customers, and logos for use on websites, stationery and other branded items.

Becky Dixon

Our Membership Team

Becky Axtell is Head of Membership Services for NES and is responsible for the day-to-day running of our NHER and SAVA schemes.

The Membership team can answer any queries you may have about joining the scheme or your ongoing membership - call us on 01908 442277 or email

Tracy Ayers is schemes manager for NES and takes overall responsibility for our NHER and SAVA schemes.
The Registration Services team can answer any queries you may have about joining the scheme or your ongoing membership - call us on 01908 442277.