E-newsletter February 2020


E-newsletter February 2020

Dear Colleague

Please take a look at this month's CIBSE Certification newsletter.

PEPA Conference

26 February 2020 | The Riverside Centre, Derby
As mentioned in previous emails, members of the CIBSE Certification team will be attending the upcoming PEPA conference and we would encourage as many of you to attend if you can because, for the first time, the programme includes a non-domestic strand.

A dinner has now also been added to the event programme which will be held on the evening before the conference at The Stuart Hotel in Derby.

Find out more and book your place now.


Auditing of all Certification CPD records is taking place this month. If you have not already done so please update your 2019 CPD records to avoid suspension. Visit the CPD requirements webpage for more information.
A few key points to look out for when updating your CPD:

  • Ensure you have at least 21 hours of activity, LCEAs may require more if registered for more than one LCEA strand
  • Add at least one objective relevant to your registration(s) and assign it to relevant activities
  • Assign the applicable certification scheme to relevant activities up to the hours required for each strand

Update your CPD now.

New SORs

In previous newsletters, we mentioned that the new Scheme Operating Requirements has been issued by MHCLG and EASOB.

The documents describe many of the requirements and the mandatory processes which define the operation of Certification Bodies for EPCs, DECs and ACIs.

More importantly, these also define the QA auditing process, from identifying and calling to checking and completing a QA audit, and any further outcomes based on results.

You will find that the actual checks conducted during a QA audit are pretty must unchanged, but the process we use to identify QA audits to call has changed significantly. This has become a lot more random, and the first steps towards a more risk-based approach have been taken with the introduction of the first couple of “smart” audit rules. We anticipate that more “smart” audit rules will be added with time, as these documents are developed further.

View the documents.

Kind regards,

Professor Andrew Geens
BEng (Hons) PhD CEng FCIBSE
Head of CIBSE Certification Ltd.