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ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems / Low Carbon Consultant Exam

The exam is 'Open Book' texts allowed are:

  • Approved Documents will be emailed to delegates before the course ‚ÄčISO 50001:2018 Standard
  • The course handouts (for those who have attended the CIBSE training)


There are 40 multiple choice questions (worth two marks each). The exam is marked out of 80 and the pass mark is 70%. The time allowed is 60 minutes.
Based on government guidelines, an additional 25% extra time is given for special needs. Time allowed is 75 minutes.


Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE Online Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Learning’. This will be available to access for 14 days from the last day of your course. If there is any reason that you should not be able to complete the exam online, please contact a member of the training team at training@cibse.org to make alternative arrangements. 

Multiple choice questions only have one right answer -candidates should note that some questions offer options for 'all of the above' or 'none of the above' so the questions should be read carefully. The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement. Some of the questions will require a calculation. You will need a calculator.

The exam is hosted via the CIBSE Learning Management System. Each exam is timed and will automatically log the candidate out once the time has ended. The CIBSE Learning Management System has a single sign on system forcing the candidate to login with a username and password. Once the exam has been started the candidate is unable to pause or restart the exam and must be finished in the allocated time.

Although the exam is 'open book' it is not designed to allow candidates to look up all the answers - material allowed should be regarded as reference. If candidates have not prepared thoroughly by completing the pre-reading and understanding the training course, they may find it hard to finish the exam. CIBSE Training must be notified in advance of any relevant special needs or requirements.


Low Carbon Consultant Design Exam

The exam is 'Open Book' - texts allowed are:

  • Approved Documents L2A and L2B: CLG guide/ Section 6 Regs
  • The course hand-outs (for those who have attended the CIBSE training)


There are 50 multiple choice questions (worth two marks each). The exam is marked out of 100 and the pass mark is 70%. The time allowed is 90 minutes.
Based on government guidelines, an additional 25% extra time is given for special needs. Time allowed is 113 minutes.

Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE Online Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Learning’. This will be available to access for 14 days from the last day of your course.

If there is any reason that you should not be able to complete the exam online, please contact a member of the training team at training@cibse.org to make alternative arrangements. 

Multiple choice questions only have one right answer – candidates should note that some questions offer options for ‘all of the above’ or ‘none of the above’ so the questions should be read carefully. The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement. Some of the questions will require a calculation. You will need a calculator.

The exam is hosted via the CIBSE Learning Management System. Each exam is timed and will automatically log the candidate out once the time has ended. The CIBSE Learning Management System has a single sign on system forcing the candidate to login with a username and password. Once the exam has been started the candidate is unable to pause or restart the exam and must be finished in the allocated time.

Although the exam is 'open book' it is not designed to allow candidates to look up all the answers - material allowed should be regarded as reference. If candidates have not prepared thoroughly by completing the pre-reading and understanding the training course, they may find it hard to finish the exam. CIBSE Training must be notified in advance of any relevant special needs or requirements.


Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Exam

There are 30 multiple choice questions (worth two marks each.) The exam is marked out of 60 and the pass mark is 70%. The time allowed is 45 minutes. Based on government guidelines, an additional 25% extra time is given for special needs. Time allowed is 57 minutes.

Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE Online Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Learning’. This will be available to access for 14 days from the last day of your course.

If there is any reason that you should not be able to complete the exam online, please contact a member of the training team at training@cibse.org to make alternative arrangements. 

Multiple choice questions only have one right answer – candidates should note that some questions offer options for ‘all of the above’ or ‘none of the above’ so the questions should be read carefully. Questions with more than one option ticked will be marked as wrong. The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement. Some of the questions will require a calculation. You will need a calculator.

The exam is hosted via the CIBSE Learning Management System. Each exam is timed and will automatically log the candidate out once the time has ended. The CIBSE Learning Management System has a single sign on system forcing the candidate to login with a username and password. Once the exam has been started the candidate is unable to pause or restart the exam and must be finished in the allocated time.

Although the exam is 'open book' it is not designed to allow candidates to look up all the answers - material allowed should be regarded as reference. If candidates have not prepared thoroughly by completing the pre-reading and understanding the training course, they may find it hard to finish the exam. CIBSE Training must be notified in advance of any relevant special needs or requirements.


Heat Networks Code of Practice (CP1) Exam

The exam is 'Open Book' - texts allowed are:

  • The Heat Networks Code of Practice pdf
  • The course hand-outs (for those who have attended the CIBSE training)

 

There are 50 multiple choice questions (worth two marks each). The exam is marked out of 100 and the pass mark is 70%. The time allowed is 90 minutes.
Based on government guidelines, an additional 25% extra time is given for special needs. Time allowed is 113 minutes.


Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE Online Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Learning’. This will be available to access for 14 days from the last day of your course.

If there is any reason that you should not be able to complete the exam online, please contact a member of the training team at training@cibse.org to make alternative arrangements. 

Multiple choice questions only have one right answer – candidates should note that some questions offer options for ‘all of the above’ or ‘none of the above’ so the questions should be read carefully. The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement. Some of the questions will require a calculation. You will need a calculator.

The exam is hosted via the CIBSE Learning Management System. Each exam is timed and will automatically log the candidate out once the time has ended. The CIBSE Learning Management System has a single sign on system forcing the candidate to login with a username and password. Once the exam has been started the candidate is unable to pause or restart the exam and must be finished in the allocated time.

Although the exam is 'open book' it is not designed to allow candidates to look up all the answers - material allowed should be regarded as reference. If candidates have not prepared thoroughly by completing the pre-reading and understanding the training course, they may find it hard to finish the exam. CIBSE Training must be notified in advance of any relevant special needs or requirements.

 

Notification of examination results

All candidates are notified of the result of the examination by either letter or email. Such notification will normally be sent within 2 weeks of the examination unless the result is the subject of a complaint.


Re-sits

Delegates are offered the opportunity of one re sit at no charge if they fail the exam.  The re sits are arranged with the training manager.  If the re sit is not successful we recommend the candidate takes some further training before trying again. If they would like to re sit a further time then there is a charge associated with this. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can re sit

 

Appeals/Security

You can ask CIBSE to make an enquiry into your examination results if you think:
 
  • A mistake has been made working out the result
  • There are issues with the exam questions
  • Security has been breached
 

Appeals should be made in writing at least 2 weeks from the date the results are received and must be made in writing to CIBSE Training. The paper will be reassessed by a suitably qualified person and member of CIBSE Training who has not been involved in the original marking process. You will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal.

Examination/ Security concerns may be submitted in writing to:

By Mail:

CIBSE Training & Events
222 Balham High Road
Balham
London, SW12 9BS

 

By E-mail:

training@cibse.org

If you want to submit a concern anonymously, you may do so; however, please be sure to include as much information as you can about your situation because we will not be able to contact you for additional details.  For example, if describing an incident at a test center, please state the location and time of the event and as many specific details about the event as possible. 


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