The Association of House Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) is reassuring the industry that there will be sufficient numbers of energy assessors to conduct energy perfomance certificates (EPCs) by June 2007.
The Government has estimated that there will need to be 4,000 trained energy assessors by June next year.
As well as the existing Home Inspector qualification which includes EPC modules, the government has unveiled a stand alone qualification that will enable candidates with suitable industry backgrounds to qualify as energy assessors.
AHIPP director general Mike Ockenden says: “With energy savings week fresh in the mind and continued media coverage and political debate surrounding current CO2 emissions in the UK, consumers need to improve the energy efficiency of their own homes.”
“Suggestions there will not be enough energy accessors are undermining the value of the EPC. It is a concern that has been taken very seriously and has been reviewed by both the government and AHIPP.”