Professional qualifications are an important sign of professional standing. Therefore, The Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment encourages all members to be qualified at the level appropriate for their current role and to consider further qualification to extend and develop their knowledge and careers. Professional qualifications are recognised by the Institute through titles and designations denoting the various levels of attainment. You must be a member of the Institute to use these designations and titles. Use of a designation or title of the Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment (IDEA) by a person who is not a member can result in legal action to protect the Institutes’ trademarks.

The other designations and titles which are announced in due course, will be in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework which is laid down by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Thus the terminology ‘Certificate’ and ‘Diploma’ is recognised throughout the education system, industry and commerce and its adoption by the Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment aids the aim of raising public perception of the qualifications of energy assessors.

The designations and titles granted to members of the Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment are as follows:

AffInst.IDEA – Affiliate Member of the Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment

This designation is for those whose Trade may allow for this application i.e. Electrician involved with Solar Installations, Plumber/Heating Engineer, Insulation Installer, Damp Surveyor or Air Tightness Surveyor

MInst.DEA – Executive Member of the Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment

This designation is for all those who hold the recognised qualifications for the various strands of Energy Assessment

FInst.IDEA – Fellow of the Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment

This designation is only awarded for exception contributions to the Energy Assessor industry. Applications can be made personally or by peers. All applications go before a review committee.

AMInst.IDEA -Associate Member of the Institute for the Development of Energy Assessment

This designation if for fully paid up members of other Energy Assessor organisations, regional or national, that have been approved by the Institute committee as meeting the minimum criteria for membership of the Institute.