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ABBE LEVEL 3 AWARD IN DOMESTIC ENERGY ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (QCF)

SAMPLE EXAMINATION QUESTIONS
The purpose of this document is to provide examples of typical questions and how they are presented under the main topics covered in the examination. The main purpose is to give an indication of the level and focus of what to expect. It should be noted that, where relevant, questions within this examination are based upon the published December 2011 amendments to RdSAP 9.91, due to the required timescale for development and in the absence of a final, published version of the specification at that time. Answers are not provided for these questions. We hope that by reviewing this sample you enter the exam room with more confidence as to what to expect. Good luck!

Examination duration: 70 minutes

Learning outcome 1: Understand the professional requirements to operate as an accredited domestic energy assessor

Q1

The procedure for dealing with complaints is contained within the Scheme Operating Requirements. Which, if any, of the statements is the CORRECT way in which complaints should be escalated? Statement 1: Step 1: Verbal complaint; Step 2: Complaint in writing to DEA; Step 3: Complaint in writing to Accreditation Scheme. Statement 2: Step 1: Verbal complaint; Step 2: Complaint in writing to Accreditation Scheme. A B C D Statement 1 only is correct Statement 2 only is correct Both statements are correct Neither statement is correct

Q2

The requirements for the recording of complaints are defined in the Scheme Operating Requirements. Which, if any, of the following statements is CORRECT? Statement 1: Where a complaint to a DEA is made over the phone, DEAs should record details of the complaint and the outcome of discussions. Statement 2: Where a complaint to an Accreditation Scheme is made over the phone, Accreditation Schemes must record details of the complaint and the outcome of discussions. A B C D Statement 1 only is correct Statement 2 only is correct Both statements are correct Neither statement is correct

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Q3

Accreditation Schemes must have quality assurance procedures in place to check the quality of EPCs, and corrective actions in place where required standards are not met. Which ONE of the following is the current quality level they are targeted to maintain? A B C D 95% of randomly sampled EPCs are within + or – 10SAP points 90% of randomly sampled EPCs are within + or – 5SAP points 95% of randomly sampled EPCs are within + or – 5SAP points 90% of randomly sampled EPCs are within + or – 10SAP points

Q4

EPCs identified as defective by QA procedures must be replaced. With whom does the responsibility and cost associated with the replacement of defective certificates rest? A B C D The homeowner The estate agent who requested the EPC The Domestic Energy Assessor Any of the Accreditation Schemes the DEA is a member of

Q5

Which ONE of the following is DECC's methodology for assessing and comparing the energy and environmental performance of dwellings to underpin energy and environmental policy initiatives? A B C D RdSAP SAP BREDEM Building Regulations

Q6

You lodge an EPC in error, having corrected the error and on lodging the new EPC which ONE of the following should you do? A Inform Landmark so that the erroneous one can be marked “not for issue” Inform your accreditation scheme so that the erroneous one can be marked “not for issue” Give the homeowner copies of both EPCs produced None of the above 3

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C D

Learning outcome 2: Understand the technical knowledge required to meet current domestic energy assessment requirements for the preparation of EPCs Q7 RDSAP 9.91 software will consider a recommendation to replace existing external doors with insulated doors. Which ONE of the following is the U-value used by the software for the new door? A B C D 0.25W/m2K 0.6 W/m2K 1.5 W/m2K 2.1 W/m2K

Q8

RdSAP 9.91 introduced the option to record dry-lining....
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