This is a one day classroom course which will consist of a question and answer session (covering technical, tool and operational aspects of the CSH), and two CSH examinations (90 minutes and 75 minutes long).
Prior to course attendance, delegates will be emailed all CSH technical and BRE Global operations details. Delegates must familiarise themselves with the content before attending the one day classroom course and sitting the exams.
Delegates must note that this course is not suitable for individuals who are not already a licensed and practising CSH assessor. Evidence of the existing CSH licence status should be provided with the booking.
This course allows existing non-BRE Global licensed CSH assessors to gain and demonstrate competency of BRE Global CSH operational procedures and tools, and in doing so, transfer their CSH technical understanding to a BRE Global CSH qualification.
Delegates who successfully demonstrate competency in the above will be eligible to apply for a BRE Global UK New Construction Domestic licence (£375 + VAT p.a). This licence entitles the holder to submit assessments to BRE Global for certification under the CSH. Furthermore, provided the licensee holds the valid scheme qualifications, they can apply to be licensed to undertake and submit assessments for certification under the Home Quality Mark (HQM) or EcoHomes schemes at no extra licensing charge.
For further information, please visit www.bre.co.uk/academy/hqm.
Please note that if you are wishing to become a qualified and subsequently licensed Code for Sustainable Homes assessor you will require certification against the Competent Persons Scheme. This requires you to successfully undertake two examinations of 90 minutes and 75 minutes respectively. On the examination day delegates are required to bring approved photo ID. Without this they will not be admitted to the examinations.
Please note that it is a requirement that once qualified your organisation must hold the relevant BRE Global Ltd licence agreement in order to carry out Code for Sustainable Homes assessments. To become licensed, assessors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Q&A session on Code for Sustainable Homes
- Post construction stage assessment details
- 90 minute General Understanding Code exam
- 75 minute Code Tools exam
Existing licensed Code for Sustainable Homes assessors, not licensed with BRE Global.
We would like to make delegates aware that as part of the conclusion to the Housing Standards Review, a written ministerial statement delivered on the 25th of March 2015 withdraws the Code (in England). The Code still operates in Wales and Northern Ireland and also for legacy cases in England. For further details please visit www.bre.co.uk/housing-standards-review
BRE has developed the Home Quality Mark (HQM), a consumer orientated scheme for new housing in the UK (to find out more about the scheme please visit www.homequalitymark.com).
The beta version of the HQM is now available (see www.homequalitymark.com/standard ) and open for registrations.
BRE Global licensed CSH assessors have the option to top-up their CSH qualification via this training route to become a HQM qualified assessor and in-turn apply for a HQM assessor licence. Further information is available at www.homequalitymark.com/training