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Air conditioning training courses – Air Conditioning Energy Assessor


What is an Air Conditioning Energy Assessor?

An increasing number of commercial buildings and homes have air conditioning systems. In order to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions these air con systems need to be carefully maintained and managed.

Article 9 of the Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) relating to the ‘Inspection of Air Conditioning Systems’ stipulates that by January 2009 or January 2011, dependent on the size, all air conditioning systems will be required to have an air conditioning energy efficiency report on a three to five yearly basis.

Only qualified Air Conditioning System Energy Assessors (ACSEA) who have undergone the new air con training will be able to conduct these air conditioning inspections.

Air Conditioning Energy Assessors will responsible for inspecting air conditioning systems to determine energy performance, recording inspection findings and producing Air Conditioning Reports (ACRs).

Call 01925 633233 or email to register your interest or book the interactive distance learning course online.

Who is the Air Conditioning Energy Assessor training course suitable for?

This Air Con training course is ideal for qualified Commercial and Domestic Energy Assessors, Facility and Complex Managers, and air conditioning industry professionals as it will compliment their existing skill-set. However, the course is also open to new entrants to the energy assessor industry who are looking for a change in career.

What will the Air Con training course cover?

The air con training course is structured to include either classroom tuition or interactive distance learning. Whichever training method you choose, you will be given a comprehensive introduction to the different building systems involved within the practice of air conditioning inspection, as well as receiving guidance on how to correctly collate and record the information required to produce Air Conditioning Reports (ACRs) and Air Conditioning Energy Assessments.

The training will cover the following:

  • Unitary packaged systems - indoor and outdoor equipment housed in a single casing
  • Single split packaged systems - outdoor unit to single indoor unit
  • Multi-split packaged systems - outdoor unit directly to multiple indoor units
  • Simple variable refrigerant flow (VRG) systems - outdoor unit to multiple indoor units via a manifold
  • Indoor units - including floor, wall and ceiling mounted units, linked to outdoor units by refrigerant pipe work
  • Controls - including self contained on-board controls for temperature and time

The full ABBE Air Con Training Qualification can be viewed on the ABBE website (in Word Doc format).

The latest version of the National Occupational Standards for the Air Conditioning Energy Assessor qualification can be viewed on the Asset Skills website (in pdf format).

Air Con training course summary

Cost per delegate: from £895 + VAT*
Training period: 4 days classroom based or interactive distance learning
Qualification: ABBE Air Conditioning System Energy Assessor (ACSEA) Level 3 Diploma
Location: UK wide or distance learning

Level 4 courses available from £1195 + VAT



Call 01925 633233 or email now to register your interest about the Air Conditioning Energy Assessor training course. Or book online now

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Air Con training (ACSEA) FAQs

How will the EPBD affect air conditioning systems?

Air conditioning systems where the total coling capacity is greater than 12kW (in dwellings and non-dwellings) will need to be inspected at intervals not exceeding 5 years.

By 4th January 2009 all air conditioning systems over 250kW must have their first air conditioning report inspection, and by 4th January 2011 all air conditioning systems over 12kW must have their first inspection.

When are the air con reports required?

The regulations require the first inspection of the affected air-conditioning systems (i.e. those of 12kW) to be carried out as follows:

  • For all air con systems first put into service on or after 1 January 2008, the first air conditioning inspection must have taken place within 5 years of the date it was first put into service
  • For other air conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 250kW the first inspection must have happened by 4th January 2009
  • For other air conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 12kW the first inspection must happen before 4th January 2011

It is thought that the majority of air con systems in the UK will fall into the 12kW category.

How will the air conditioning assessment work?

Following the training period you are required to:

  • Pass an exam based on the course syllabus.
  • Submit a portfolio of three Air Conditioning Reports on a range of air-conditioning systems. Candidates will be required to produce each one of these ACRs up to current industry standard.

In order to assist you in the revision for your exam and completion of your portfolio, you will be allocated an internal assessor who will provide you with guided learning advice and assistance on all the technical issues you will come across during the completion of your Diploma.


What happens once I’m a qualified Air Conditioning Energy Assessor?

Once you have passed the exam and completed your portfolio of three ACRs, you will be awarded your certificate from ABBE and almost be ready to practice as a qualified Air Conditioning Inspector. However, before doing so, you will need to be accredited through a government authorised body. Green Qual will provide all training candidates with a list of Air Conditioning Energy Assessor Accreditation Schemes.


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Structuring our Air Conditioning Energy Assessor training courses in accordance with the guidelines provided by ABBE, we aim to provide you with consistently high quality training throughout the duration of your Diploma.

*Prices subject to an ABBE exam and registration fee. Prices vary dependent on ACEA training delivery method - call for full details.

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