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ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System / Low Carbon Consultant

12.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£1540.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£1230.00  +VAT
  • Energy Assessor Training
  • Sustainability

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ISO 50001 is an international standard based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organisations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management and provides organisations with the requirements for energy management systems. The standard provides an internationally recognised framework to manage and improve their energy performance.

In addition to the widely recognised benefits of compliance with 50001 such as cutting energy consumption and cost and reducing exposure to rising costs, the ESOS Regulations introduced in 2014 exempt energy use that is covered by ISO 50001 certification issued by a suitably accredited Certification Body.

Training is not mandatory and as such you can purchase the exam only.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course you will have an understanding of the following:

  • Plan and implement an energy management system to BS EN ISO 50001
  • Help implement Energy Management Systems to BS EN ISO 50001
  • Help Improve energy performance in a systematic way

In line with ISO 17024, CIBSE Certification Ltd is required to reassess the competence of its registrants when major changes take place in regulations and methodology. This includes an update to the Part L Building Regulations.

For more information about the process of certification please visit the CIBSE Certification website.

Your course will be hosted on Microsoft Teams if ‘Remote’ or at our headquarters in Balham, London if ‘Face-to-face’. Joining instructions will be included in the booking confirmation sent upon successful booking of a live course. You will receive an email with the subject line ‘Welcome to MyCIBSE Learning’ from [email protected] once your place has been confirmed, where you can create a password to access your ‘MyCIBSE Learning’ portal. Please note this portal will host the exam only, which will be assigned to you on the day of the course.


This course is targeted at energy professionals who are looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of the ISO50001 Energy Management Systems Standard and those who are tasked with designing, implementing and maintaining and Energy Management System that complies with the ISO Standard.

If you wish to progress to be a registered CIBSE Certification Low Carbon Consultant (LCC) Energy Management System Specialist you must complete and pass the examination at the end of the course. 

Agenda for event
Time Description

The course will be a mix of lecture and discussion with an exam for those who wish to join CIBSE’s EnMS Register.

Energy Management Principles

Introduction to the ISO Standard

Procurement, Legislation & Compliance

Context, Leadership & Planning


Support, Operation & Performance evaluation

Performance evaluation & continual improvement (followed by the examination)

For those delegates wishing to progress to be a registered CIBSE Certification LCC (EnMS) there is a 60 minute examination comprising 40 multiple choice questions. Please note this is an open book examination conducted under formal examination conditions.

More information regarding the examination can be found in the “Need to know” section.


Adrian Sweetman

Adrian Sweetman

Acreshort Consulting | Principal Energy Consultant

Adrian Sweetman has an engineering background and has applied that knowledge to the energy management field thus bringing a practical perspective to the courses he delivers.

Having been training for CIBSE since 2008, Adrian has a good level of knowledge in the field of energy efficiency, legislation and compliance gained through working with a divers set of commercial and industrial clients as a consultant.

Adrian is also a CIBSE Certification Non Domestic Energy Assessor and ESOS Lead Assessor.

Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes

Third Stone Ltd | Director

Richard has been involved in energy management and assessment for 30 years.

He is a CIBSE Certification Low Carbon Consultant for Design and Operation, a Chartered Environmentalist (C.Env.) and a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI).

After 10 years working for the Energy Saving Trust’s advice network, the European Energy Agency network and local authority Carbon Management Teams, Richard set up his own consultancy business (Third Stone Limited) in 2005.

He provides an advisory service to various clients from the construction industry to other businesses and public sector organisations.

He has delivered training courses on energy management and assessment throughout his career and is a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University’s Business School and School of Architecture.

Meet the trainer: Richard Holmes, the Low Carbon Consultant Building Design trainer (

Purchase the exam only option.

Delegates will not be excluded if they haven’t undergone training with CIBSE, although are expected to have either taken training with another provider or have a sufficient knowledge in order to sit the exam.  

The exam is 'Open Book' texts allowed are:

  • Approved Documents will be emailed to delegates before the course ​ISO 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. Please contact the Training Team if you have any special needs.

Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE My Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Courses’.

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 [email protected] to make alternative arrangements. 

Multiple choice questions only have one correct answer -candidates should note that some questions offer options for 'all of the above/below' or 'none of the above/below' 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.

Best practice advice for candidates sitting an exam:

  • Find a quiet, well ventilated, well-lit room so you can comfortably sit your exam  
  • Schedule a suitable time where you will have the least distractions (meetings, children, deliveries, etc.)
  • Check all your technology is working (computer plugged in, near WiFi hub, registration complete, etc.)
  • Put a do not disturb sign on your door, turn off email notifications, mute your phone, etc.
  • Check if there is pre-reading for the exam , if the exam is open book, and how much time you have.
  • Don’t get anyone else to help you with the exam as you are the one who will need the knowledge to practice.

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full days training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected].

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