PART-TIME | WINKLER CAMPUS PERPP-NA Personal/Professional Development

Courses and Descriptions

TRAD-9033Energy Advisor House Level

This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the EnerGuide Rating System and its use for home use efficiency.
  2. Gather geometric and construction information and data for a given home.
  3. Explain the EnerGuide Rating System services such as Basic Service, Renovation Upgrade Service, Construction Blower Door Service, and Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes.
  4. Conduct blower door tests and apply diagnostics for identifying leak location.
  5. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  6. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines.
  8. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of NRCan, service organizations, managers, energy advisors, and contractors.
  9. Demonstrate the process of registration, designation and requalification process for service organizations, service providers, contractors, suspension, and delicensing/deregistration for energy advisors.
  10. Describe quality assurance procedures within a service organization.

Class Times and Dates:
    •Week 1 - virtual weekly class Thursday February 3, 2022 from 6-8pm
    •Week 2 - virtual weekly class Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 6 -8 pm
    •Week 3 - Friday Feb.18, 2022, HOT2000 Skill Lab 1 at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
    •Week 4 - Friday February 25, 2022, HOT2000 Skill Lab 2 at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
    •Week 5 - Friday March 4, 2022, BlowerDoor Skill Lab at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
    •Week 6 -Thursday March 10, 2022, Virtual Classroom Session from 6 PM – 8 PM


  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and labs)
  • 24-hour/3-day skill lab at BETAC and RRC Notre Dame Campus, consisting of HOT2000 software and blower door training

The following textbook is require for the program:

Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.


Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: A discount is available to RRC alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register using this page.


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