In order to assess the energy performance of buildings and issue Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for buildings in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register as a Qualified Expert for energy performance certification of buildings at the Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.
The term “building” refers to any roofed construction having walls, for which energy is used to condition the indoor climate.
The eligibility criteria to be a Qualified Expert for energy performance certification for the category of residential buildings, apply only to natural persons who:
Each application for registration of a Qualified Expert must be accompanied by the following documents:
1. An indicative list of projects and / or studies that she/he has undertaken or participated in during her/his career. This list should contain at least the following information:
i. The title of the project / study;
ii. The name of the customer;
iii. A brief description of the project / study;
iv. The size of the project / study (capacity / value);
v. The period of preparation / supervision / implementation of the project / study;
vi. The degree of involvement of the qualified expert candidate concerned in the specific project / study (duties / responsibilities of the employer).
2. Certificate from Social Security, stating the period of contribution to the Social Security Fund (LFS).
1. Where a Qualified Expert candidate has experience gained during the period of his employment by a third natural / legal person, a relevant statement from his employer should be attached.
2. Certificate from Social Security stating the employer and his period of employment.
The Cyprus Energy Agency, which is the assessment body approved by the Energy Service, organizes at least two exams every year. Success in the residential buildings exam is a prerequisite for participation in the non-residential buildings exam. The examination fee is €68+VAT for both types of buildings.
The evaluation procedure for the application of registration is carried out within approximately 10 days from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. The Energy Service issues, electronically, a certificate of registration to all qualified experts.
Obligations and Supervision
The Qualified Expert is obliged to comply with the provisions of the Law Regulating the Energy Performance of Buildings, and relevant regulations, as periodically amended, and specifically, among others, to keep a record with all data and documentation in connection with carrying out the issuance of any energy performance certificate. The competent authority has the power to demand any records and documents which the qualified expert keeps.
The competent authority may suspend or terminate the registration of a qualified expert if he/she contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of the legislation relevant to his/her functions.
In case of a suspension or termination of the registration of a qualified expert, the competent authority notifies the person concerned in writing, states the reasons for the suspension or termination of his registration and informs the person on the procedure of making a hierarchical recourse to the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry against his/her suspension or termination.
The Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry appoints, by Ministerial Order, officers of the Energy Service as authorized officers for the purpose of enforcing the Law.
Cyprus Energy Agency
Leukonos 10-12, Street
1011 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357-22667716 , 22667726
Fax : +357-22667736