There are a large number of Green Deal measures as an installer you can become certified for, with more that will be added throughout the lifetime of the Green Deal. The best way to decide on the Green Deal Measures you wish to go for Green Deal Approval on is to look at the areas where your business currently operates and you are competent in as you will need to show this to your Green Deal certification body on your Green Deal assessment.
The cost of achieving Green Deal Certification varies depending on the measures you are looking to achieve approval on and your current situation.
As a prospective Green Deal Installer or Green Deal Advisor, if you are competent in your chosen area ie. a certified Green Deal Advisor or appropriately trained or experienced Installer, then you need to decide whether you want to be employed or subcontracted in by an Approved Green Deal Advisory Service or Green Deal Installer. Alternatively you may wish to become approved yourself an become your own approved Green Deal Installation Company or Green Deal Advisory Service.
The Green Deal Provider is the organisation that will provide the financing for the measures to be installed on the property. The Green Deal Provider will look to contract in the Green Deal Advisory Service to provide the Green Deal Assessment, and Green Deal Installer to carry out the installation.
If you are an MCS Installer, a number of the requirements under Green Deal have already been covered. You will however need to ensure compliance with the Green Deal Installer Standards and Green Deal code of practice.
If you are an Gas Safe Installer, a number of the safety requirements under Green Deal have already been covered as part of your gas safe registration. You will however need to ensure compliance with the Green Deal Installer Standards (PAS 2030) and Green Deal code of practice.
Every Green Deal Advisor has to be a member of a Green Deal Advisory Service whether this is their own organisation or an outside organisation. To become a Green Deal Advisory Service there are a number of areas you will need to cover prior to an assessment from a Green Deal Certification body that has the scope to offer Green Deal Advisory Service Approval.
In order to become a Green Deal Advisor, you would need to ensure you are a fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessor as this is a pre-requisite of the Green Deal Advisor Training Course. Once a certified Domestic Energy Assessor you can then attend a Green Deal Advisor Training Course at the end of which you will be a qualified Green Deal Advisor.
To become a Green Deal Installer there are a number of areas you need to cover, these include; ensuring compliance with the Green Deal Installer Standards (PAS 2030) and Green Deal code of practice, ensuring you are compliant with the Green Deal Competency requirements and showing an installation of your chosen Green Deal Measure.
Green Deal Advisors need to be members of a Green Deal Advisory Service which must be certified by a UKAS Accredited, Green Deal Certification body. Green Deal Advisory Services will be registered centrally with the Green Deal Oversight Body. Each Green Deal Advisor must work directly or via subcontract, for a Green Deal Advisory Service which can be their own company.