The Regional Energy Advisor Training Program is a new initiative from Indigenous Clean Energy that is building up Indigenous energy experts across the country. This program will make it easier for Indigenous communities and housing providers to access energy audits and find ways to reduce utility bills through energy efficiency actions.
The training will be delivered to 15 Indigenous people across Canada that work with regional organizations, such as Housing Authorities and Corporations, Tribal Councils, or Technical Service Groups. Once certified as NRCan-Registered Energy Advisors, the EA and their organization will be able to deliver home energy audits.
What is an NRCan-Registered Energy Advisor?
An NRCan Registered Energy Advisor can evaluate houses for their energy performance and provide recommendations to improve energy efficiency and comfort. The evaluations they deliver are EnerGuide certified and can be used to apply for retrofit grants and programs, such as NRCan’s Greener Homes Initiative.
How it Works
How to become an NRCan-Registered Energy Advisor?
Becoming a registered energy advisor requires you to pass the Foundation Level Exam, the Energy Advisor (House) Exam and complete a minimum of seven probationary audits with a Service Organization. Each part can be prepared for through a series of workshops.
What are the benefits of the Initiative?
Participants in the Regional Energy Advisor Training Program will receive:
- Foundation Level Exam Training
- Energy Advisor (House) Level Exam Training
- Regionally Specific Training
- Indigenous Enhanced Training
- HOT2000 Modelling Software
- Practical experience for probationary files
What costs are covered?
The program will cover:
- Workshop fees
- Exam fees
- Travel costs for in person sessions
- Blower door and audit kit (conditionally provided to employer)
- Participant stipends
- Participant supports (i.e. Childcare, Internet access, etc.)
Who should apply?
The primary focus of this program is to train people from organizations that supports housing regionally. People who don’t fit this description should reach out to discuss their application.
Ideally, candidates are working in a space that provides technical services to a housing organization or will be brought on specifically to fill an energy advisor role.
Knowledge and skills in the following areas would be an asset:
The program requires the participants to commit to having the time and equipment needed to complete training, in addition to these, the participant will need additional equipment to complete energy audits
- Ability to travel
- Access to reliable transportation
- Access to reliable internet
*For virtual training sessions, participants will need to have a computer that has internet access, a pdf reader, a webcam, and a microphone.
The program will deliver over 100 hours of workshops, virtual sessions and in person training from April 2023 until December 2023.
Training sessions will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm– 4pm EST
Drop-in study sessions will be 1.5 hour sessions
Additional Supports and Funding
Additional funding supports for wages can be accessed to employ youth aged 18-30 through:
Have a question?
If you have any additional questions about the program, you can contact Kayla Fayant, Program Manager at: email@example.com
Energy Advisor Program Contributors and Collaborators
If you are interested in collaborating with or supporting the Energy Advisor Program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.