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BRE Training and Accreditation Services New and Existing Domestic Buildings in Scotland
New and Existing Non-Domestic Buildings in Scotland


Existing Building EPC Schemes - Scotland

New Entrants to the BRE EPC Schemes for existing buildings will be required to offer evidence of competence to the DEA standard for entry to the Domestic EPC Scheme for existing buildings and NDEA for entry to the Non - Domestic EPC Scheme for existing buildings and NDEA.

If you require training to this standard, please email for details of the next available course.

EPC Scheme membership is a requirement to be a Green Deal Advisor

The application process has been developed by BRE Global to be as straightforward as possible.  There a few steps involved, which are described here and set out in the table below. 

Please note, that applications to the Scheme are accepted on the following basis: The applicant has read and agrees to be bound by the:

·           Terms and conditions
·           Code of Conduct.

Domestic applicants agree to provide the EPC Scheme with a recent* copy of their Basic Disclosure Scotland Certificate with their application or they will not be listed on the EPC Register.
*(Certificate must be no older than 3 months from date of application for EPC membership)

Please follow the steps in the table below to apply for membership of the EPC Scheme

Please note, the application fee is non-returnable. This is non negotiable and submission of an application is deemed to be acceptance of this condition.


EPC Schemes – Membership Application Process



Outcome options








  • Complete and submit membership application form.
  • State which Scheme you wish to join.
  • Send to BRE with enclosures and fee(s).


  • Accept and progress membership application.
  • Reject application.
  • Update applicant.


Incomplete applications are not assessed.




BRE will conduct a training needs assessment and offer signposting to recommended training courses.

  • Application accepted
  • Appropriate and relevant training course(s) will be recommended based on identified needs.

Training is based on information offered in the application form.



Applicant books recommended training course(s).

  • Training should be booked
    (charges apply)


  • Training completed
  • Portfolio Assessment commences


Applicant submits evidence that NDEA standard has been achieved (copy diploma)

  • Training provider  will provide diploma following successful completion of appropriate training and assessment.



Applicant informed of outcome of membership application - if successful, authority to issue EPCs is confirmed for class of membership awarded.

  • Assessment achieves standard for membership
  • Assessment fails to achieve standard for membership




Annual membership renewal is needed to retain authority to issue EPCs.


The Scheme will invite membership renewals one month before membership expires.


Each EPC issued incurs a BRE Certificate fee, an EST lodgement fee and VAT on the entire transaction cost.


See fee sheet


EPC activity audit – bi-annual sample of EPC production in accordance with requirements of E.P.B.D.

  • EPC Scheme will audit member’s EPC production

EPC accuracy targets must be met and maintained as a condition of continuing membership of the EPC Scheme.

Training Packages are available for
EPC memberships for New and Existing Buildings in Scotland

Note: Separate charges apply for training. Please allow 28 working days to process compliant membership applications. Failure to pay fees due to the Scheme may result in suspension or cancellation of membership.

N.B. Membership is offered on the basis of an annual fee, no refund of part used membership is available or reduced term offered.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland fast track applicants* are required to submit a fully compliant application form and provide their own insurance for Scottish Scheme membership.

*Fast track option  for Scotland is only available for E & W applicants with at least three months membership or have lodged a minimum of three EPCs in E & W.