Energy audits can only be carried out by accredited auditors.
In order to obtain the accreditation, applicants have to meet a certain number of requirements and submit an application for accreditation to the Ministry of the Economy.When the accreditation is granted, the applicant will be added to the list of accredited auditors published by the Ministry of the Economy.
Who is concerned
All natural and legal persons can apply for accreditation to the Minister of the Economy.Designers, providers, developers or entrepreneurs of a project, as well as their representative, cannot get accreditation.
- prove that they:
- have successfully completed an academic course of a duration of at least 3 years which is sanctioned by a diploma;
- or have professional experience of at least 5 years in the sector concerned;
- have the required skills to draw up certificates, reports or any other document which constitutes the material result of the study and verifications carried out;
- have appropriate technical means and, where applicable, the necessary staff to adequately accomplish the tasks required to perform their mission;
- have access to the material and information which are necessary to perform their mission properly;
- be morally, technically and financially independent from the mission entrusted to them;
- have taken out appropriate professional contractual and extra-contractual third-party liability insurance to cover for the type and level of risk incurred.
How to proceed
Submitting the application for accreditation
Applicants must send their application for accreditation on paper to the Minister of the Economy together with the following documents:
- a copy of the professional civil liability insurance, "all damages" included, covering for contractual and extra-contractual civil liability;
- proof of officially approved diplomas obtained or professional work experience in the area concerned;
- proof of knowledge of the regulations concerning the technical tasks applied for (e.g. references for accomplished work, training, etc.);
- a list of references for work/missions recently conducted in relation with the area(s) of competence(s) applied for;
- a list of appropriate technical means and equipment, and, where applicable, of the necessary staff to adequately accomplish the tasks required to perform their mission;
- a certificate attesting their independence, i.e. that they are morally, technically and financially independent from the mission entrusted to them;
- for legal persons, a copy of the publication of the articles of association.
Renewal or modification of the accreditation
The accreditation expires after 5 years. The accredited auditor must apply for the renewal of his accreditation on plain paper at least 3 months prior to its expiration and attach a copy of a professional third-party liability insurance contract.
He may request the modification of his accreditation at any time by joining the same documents as for a new application for accreditation.
List of accredited auditors
The Ministry of the Economy publishes the list of accredited auditors.