Join the SEAI Register of Energy Auditors and conduct energy audits under the Energy Audit Scheme.

What is a registered energy auditor?

A Registered Energy Auditor is an energy professional registered with SEAI for the purposes of completing an energy audit or certifying compliance with SI 426 of 2014. This is the EU Energy Efficiency Directive know as the "Energy Auditing Scheme" in Ireland.

The energy auditing scheme

All companies who meet the following criteria are required by law, under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (transposed into Irish law by SI 426 of 2014), to carry out an energy audit once every four years.

  • Employ more than 250 people or
  • Have an annual turnover of greater than €50million and
  • A balance sheet value greater than €43m

SEAI has established a national registration scheme for Energy Auditors to conduct these audits and to certify compliance as required under the Directive.

Compliance period

The next compliance period is from 29th September 2018 until 5th December 2019.

Role of the energy auditor

As a registered Energy Auditor you may be contracted by a large enterprise to carry out an energy audit. You may be required to:

  • Validate an audit completed internally. Only an SEAI Registered Energy Auditor can sign off on the energy audit.
  • Validate that any alternative route to compliance meets the requirements of Annex VI of the directive.     
  • Present the completed findings to, and get the CEO and/or Senior Director of the large enterprise to sign off on the audit. 

Minimum qualifications required

To be included on the register of Energy Auditors, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a technical qualification, minimum level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree, in a relevant discipline such as engineering, architecture, or building services.
  • Have at least 7 years relevant professional work experience since achieving the above qualification.

Must be awarded one of the following titles:

  • Energy Institute Chartered Energy Engineer
  • Energy Institute Chartered Energy Manager
  • Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager
  • Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Auditor
  • Practicing Non Domestic BER Assessor registered with SEAI
  • ESOS (UK Auditing Scheme) Lead Assessor

How to register

Before you register please read our detailed application guidance notes.

  1. Complete and sign the application form
  2. Supply a Registered Energy Auditors Certificate of Insurance Form
  3. Provide Tax Reference Number (TRN) and Tax Clearance Access Number (TCAN)
  4. Enclose copies of the following documents
    • Degree Certificate
    • Additional registrations, educational certificates/qualifications
    • Certified copy of drivers licence or passport

Code of practice for energy auditors

You will also be required to follow the Code of Practice for Energy Auditors.

Registration fees

There is no fee for registration at present. This may be subject to change in the future.

Competency assessment template

Auditors may wish to use the competency assessment template for use when quoting businesses for audit work.