Auditor TrainingMotiva organizes basic and follow-up training for energy auditors. Auditors are required to have specific training in order for them to work as Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE) energy auditors.
The basic course for energy auditors is usually organized twice a year, in May and November. The training course consists of a basic part for all and two advanced parts, of which one is for electrical and the other for heating and fuel branches. The basic courses have been held since 1994 and have had altogether over 1,400 participants.
Training course target groupThe auditing qualification requires at least three years of basic education in energy technology (electrical, HVAC, process or power plant technology) and work experience in the sector (or an employer’s certificate of work experience involving a corresponding level of acquired knowledge), plus an examination pass.
Clients who make energy auditing are welcome to attend the first day of the course. The contents of the first day of the course contain subjects that are particularly important to clients, such as energy auditing guidance, organization and financing.
Motiva and the MEE consider that attaining competence from auditor training the basic education (at least 3 years) is a necessity, because most of the training course focuses on method training. The course does not deal with the technical details, for instance, the energy procurement options of audited facilities, the calculation of energy balance sheets, the HVAC and electrical technology of buildings or the details of processes’ energy conservation. Also, the course examination requires a basic knowledge of the heat and electrical energy conservation technologies.