There are several forms of Accreditation as an EnergyMasters Commercial Building Specialist.

  • Specialist in one specified discipline; either Lighting or HVAC & Controls (e.g. EnergyMasters Commercial Building Specialist - Lighting)
  • Specialist in both relevant disciplines ie. EnergyMasters Commercial Building Specialist
To achieve accreditation as any of these two classes of specialist, the following four-step process is required to be folllowed.


Step 1 - Full attendance, no more than 24 months before making application, at an EMANZ Commercial Building Specialist training course for the discipline/s for which application for accreditation is made. However, individuals who consider that they have an existing ‘specialised’ level of skill and experience may apply to EMANZ for dispensation from attending training courses and to start the process at Step 2. This dispensation will only be given in exceptional circumstances.
Step 2 - Achieving a pass mark in the appropriate online Commercial Building Specialist examination/s. These exams for individual disciplines will be based on the content of the EMANZ training course.
Step 3 - Submit report for assessment, preferably for an actual work project and not just for accreditation. The report should be an energy management plan, case study, project report, capex proposal, Board approval paper or other document which shows a specialist level of understanding and application of energy management principles in each of the selected discipline/s.
The report must be accompanied by the Competence Self Assessment Form, and a work history summary included in the Application Form. Two referees’ declarations confirming the applicant’s level of skills is as stated and that the competency assessment is a true reflection of the work that they are performing are to be submitted directly to EMANZ. One referee ideally should be the applicant’s employer or senior manager.
The subject and content of the proposed assignment is to be agreed with EMANZ prior to the undertaking of this project. The Guidance Document outlines the expected content of the report and controls to ensure that the output truly reflects an individual’s skills and experience.
Individuals who wish to make a single application for accreditation as a specialist across all Commercial Building Specialist disciplines may apply to EMANZ for dispensation to cover all those disciplines in a single longer report.
Step 4 - Review of submitted documentation by an EMANZ appointed assessor and acceptance for accreditation.

Application forms and documentation

EnergyMasters General Guidance for Applicants (PDF) - This general guidance document includes all you need to know in the process of becoming an Accredited EnergyMasters professional. It shows the general procedures, suggests useful tips and outlines fees and timeframes. 
EnergyMasters_CBS_Applicants Guide (PDF) - This guidance document includes all details you need to know in the process of becoming an Accredited EnergyMasters Commercial Building Specialist
Competence Self Assessment Form (Word)
Referee Declaration Form (Word)
Commercial Building Specialist Reaccreditation Form (Word)
EnegyMasters_CPD Summary Form (Word)