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Become Certified

Whether you’re an installer or an assessor, certification is a requirement of many UK and Scottish Government schemes. 

For householders and businesses wanting quality assurance, certification makes a lot of sense.

The best way to keep up to date with certification requirements is to subscribe to the sustainable energy supply chain programme’s email updates, you can do so here.

What schemes require certification?

  • Home Energy Scotland Loan
  • Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) including area-based schemes and equity loan pilot scheme
  • Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
  • Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)


What types of certification are there?






Renewable measures

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)


Energy efficiency measures

Green Deal Approved - Publically Available Standard (PAS) 2030








Domestic  and non-domestic


Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Assessor

Green Deal Advisor


Non-domestic only

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

How do I get certified?


Both for MCS accreditation and Green Deal Approved status you will need:

  • A quality management system (QMS)
  • To satisfy the core competency requirements/standards
  • To comply with the relevant consumer code. 
  • Pass an assessment carried out by a certification body which includes an office audit at your premises and a quality check of your installations.

To find out more about the specific schemes click on the links in the above table.​


You can read more information about the training and qualification routes at the domestic level here.

It is important to note that the Green Deal Approval is given to the assessor organisation not the individual advisor.

What funding is available?

The Low Carbon Skills Fund offered through Skills Development Scotland gives Scottish businesses the opportunity to apply for funding towards employee training.

At present, this is the only form of funding available which can be used to help businesses obtain certifications and accreditations.

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