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Train to Become an Energy Advisor with BuyWise Academy

Do you have residential construction, renovation, or Home Inspection experience? BuyWise Academy works with you to help you open your new business while preparing to write the mandatory government exams. To help ensure our mutual success, we want to become business partners for life. Owning a successful business is more than simply learning your trade, it involves proper planning, set up and execution.

Start your new career as an energy advisor with Buywise

Maximize your potential

By following the BuyWise Academy “Blueprint to Success”, you maximize your business potential as you venture into a new career and business, whether for the first time or to supplement your previous business experience. As you move through the blueprint and after you start your business, your instructor remains available for additional support and guidance.

Your Blueprint to Success includes:

  • Business Start-up Manual
  • Business Plan Template
  • Operations Manual
  • Health & Safety Manual

Why Partner with BuyWise?

BuyWise is a licensed Service Organization with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that provides training for the following NRCan rating programs:

  • Retrofit for Existing Homes
  • ENERGY STAR® New Homes
  • (ERS) EnerGuide Rating System for new & existing homes

Energy Advisor Training Program

At the BuyWise Academy, your training program is divided into segments:

  1. Online, Interactive Home Study Modules.
  2. Walk through the modelling of at least 3 home energy assessments with your instructor.
  3. In Class ‘Hands On’ training.
  4. “On-Site” Home Energy Assessments, reviewed by your instructor.
  5. Final Field Home Energy Assessments, accompanied by your instructor.
  6. Online BuyWise Academy practice exams in preparation for the NRCan exams.

Foundation Level Exam Prep

The Foundation Level consists of the following topics:

  • Numeracy
  • Construction & Renovation of Low-Rise Housing
  • Safety Considerations when Accessing Home Construction or Renovation Sites
  • Building Envelope (New and Existing Homes)
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (New & Existing Homes)
  • Building Science Principles & the House-as-a-System Concept

Energy Advisor Exam Prep

Your Energy Advisor Exam Preparation will include the following topics:

  • EnerGuide Rating System
  • HOT2000 Modelling
  • Administration & Delivery of ERS
  • Quality Assurance of the ERS

The training provided by BuyWise enables you to gain the knowledge required to perform energy evaluations and to model homes using the required HOT2000 software. You will learn to educate your clients on how to make their homes more comfortable, durable, energy efficient and save them money. At the successful conclusion of the formal training and the required probationary period, BuyWise will recommend you to NRCan for registration as an EA.

Apply today!

Click here to get started with BuyWise Consulting either as a qualified energy advisor or to train to become one and future proof your skill set!

What people are saying about us

Andrew Energy Advisor Trainee
The BuyWise Energy Advisor training program was a great experience. A lot of this was new information, but Paul breaks everything down into easy to use and learn from modules, videos and presentations. I was given quick and helpful support throughout the training process. I was able to finish the training faster than I expected and felt confident going to work in the field.

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