QQI New BER Assessor Training

The path to become an assessor.

What is the path to become an assessor?

  1. You must meet the eligibility criteria
  2. Complete a training course (This is not compulsory for Non-Domestic BER Assessors, but is recommended)
  3. Pass the SEAI exam, domestic exam for Domestic BER Assessors and the Non-Domestic BER exam for Non-Domestic BER Assessors
  4. Complete the SEAI registration form
  5. Supply the following with the application:
    1. BER Assessor Certificate of Insurance:
      • €6.5m Public/Products Liability
      • €1.3m Professional Indemnity
      • €13m Employers Liability (applies to employer/employee registrations only)
      • The BER Assessor Certificate of Insurance form must be completed by a Registered Insurance Broker, Agent or Insurance Company licensed to issue cover in the Republic of Ireland, as approved by the Financial Regulator
    2. SEPA Direct Debit Mandate, to pay registration fees, subsequent annual renewal fees, and ongoing BER publication levies
    3. Tax clearance certificate
    4. Drivers Licence or Passport
  6. Agree to the BER Code of Practice


Am I eligible to become an assessor?

Domestic Assessors require a NFQ Level 6 Advanced Certificate/Higher Certificate in construction studies (or similar) or a recognised equivalent. Equivalence maybe defined as a combination of an appropriate construction-related qualification and significant relevant experience.

Recognised appropriate construction-related qualifications include:

  • The UK Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) course
  • The UK Home Inspectors Course


Non-Domestic BER and DEC Assessors are required to satisfy two criteria for pre-qualification. The first is a qualification in a building construction-related discipline. This can be either:

  • Proof of qualifications in a building or construction-related discipline; or
  • Proof of membership in a professional organisation