Home Performance Advisor Certification
The Home Performance Advisor Certification is a comprehensive Level 2 course covering all aspects of home performance in New Zealand homes, with a specific focus on the existing housing stock. Participants are required to attend a residential 2.5 day training course and achieve certain standards through written tests and exams in order to achieve certification. This course is designed for people who wish to become a certified Home Performance Advisor. Certification requires compliance with a professional Code of Conduct and ongoing professional developmen
Certification helps New Zealanders know who to trust for high quality, independent, personalised advice to help them improve the performance of their homes and their quality of life. It also allows qualified advisors to demonstrate their competency and professional standards.
Please note, the Certificate in Home Energy Awareness is a pre-requisite to the Home Performance Advisor Certification.
Core principles of the programme
Advice must be:
- Based on good science and best practice, and
- Personalised and in the best interests of the client.
The course takes the following approach to advice:
- Assessment - An assessment of the house informed by a comprehensive understanding of the science of home performance, best practice and a consultation with the occupants
- Diagnosis - Diagnosis of the underlying cause or causes of problems in the house and identification of actions to address the causes, and
- Recommendations - Prioritised recommended actions to address the underlying causes of the problems in the first instance, which meet the needs of the client and their personal circumstances.
Eligibility for the course
To be eligible for the Home Performance Advisor programme, a candidate must:
- Have passed the Certificate in Home Energy Awareness (Level 1)
- Be able to demonstrate that your business model is based around providing clients with independent advice guided by a balanced assessment of the house and recommendations of actions that are appropriate in the situation,
- Be prepared to comply with the Code of Conduct
- Be prepared to meet the requirements for on-going certification and professional development.
The Certified Home Performance Adviser Training is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of home performance in New Zealand homes, with a focus on the existing housing stock. Participants are required to attend a residential 3-day training course and achieve certain standards through written tests and exams in order to achieve certification.
Course content covers the following topics:
- Principles and protocols of being Home Performance Advisor
- The characteristics of New Zealand houses
- Heat gains and losses, and the ‘heat balance’ of homes
- The thermal envelope, orientation and insulation
- Sources of moisture, moisture control and ventilation
- Home heating; decision-making over home heating choices
- Hot water systems
- Lighting and appliances
- Diagnosing energy problems; faults, high power bills, occupant management
- The ‘three waters’ - potable, grey/black, and stormwater
- Micro renewables
Who should attend this course?
The Home Performance Advisor is suited to practitioners currently in the home providing advice relevant to any of the topics above, or for anyone wishing to become established in this capacity.
11-Feb-2016 (Publication )
Lists all the Home Performance Advisors who have completed certification training.
01-Dec-2015 (Publication )
Registration form and fees for Level 2 of the Home Performance Advisor training: Certification
16-Dec-2014 (Publication )
16-Dec-2014 (Publication )
This is the course outline for Level 2 of the Home Performance Advisor training programme: Certification.
01-Jan-1970 (Publication )