In order to be accredited, an EPB reporter must meet the following conditions:
- have the right diploma
- attend a basic training course to qualify as an EPB reporter (in Dutch) (95 hours) at a training institution accredited by the Energy and Climate Agency of Flanders (Vlaams Energie- en Klimaatagentschap/VEKA)
- sign a declaration of honour
- pass the examination.
An accredited EPB reporter is required to attend continuing education each year in order to retain the accreditation. Failure to do so means they may lose their accreditation.
- The table of accredited training institutions (in Dutch) details the tuition fee, the class dates and the enrolment procedure for each training course.
- Upon completion of the training course, you will receive a certificate from the training institution. This certificate is valid for 1 year and is required in order to be admitted to the examination.
- On the website Energiesparen.be you can read how to register (in Dutch) in the Energy Performance Database. (in Dutch)(opens in new window)
- You are required to have completed all previous steps as part of your accreditation procedure before you can register to sit the examination.
- On the EPB-pedia you can find full details of the examination (in Dutch) (content, passing criteria, dates, registration procedure, etc.).
- Declaration of honour
- You are required to sign a declaration of honour (in Dutch) in the Energy Performance Database. (in Dutch)(opens in new window)
- Continuing education
- Each year you are required to attend continuing education (in Dutch) for several hours to retain the accreditation.
- The tuition fee for the training course to qualify as an EPB reporter depends on the training institution. It varies between 1,500 and 1,900 euro.
- Sitting an examination for reporters is not free of charge. The fee depends on the body and the approach to the examination.
- Energy Decree of 8 May 2009 (Articles 10.1.1. through 10.1.5.)
- Energy Order of 19 November 2010 (Articles 8.6.1. through 8.7.2.)
- Ministerial Order on the training required to qualify as an EPB reporter and the training institutions specified in the Energy Decree of 19 November 2010 (Articles 8.6.1 and 8.6.3)
- Declaration of honour: Annex 8 to the Ministerial Order of 16 December 2014 amending various ministerial orders relating to the energy performance legislation