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Irish Green Building Council - BREEAM Accredited Professional Training & Exam


Tuesday, January 27, 2015





£1,125.00 + VAT plus £250.00 + VAT £825.00 + VAT - discounted price for IGBC Members plus £250.00 + VAT £1,050.00 + VAT - discounted price for RIAI and SCSI Members plus £250.00 + VAT

Event Information

On-line Learning and 1 day Workshop/Examination.

BREEAM AP qualification is open to suitably experienced construction professionals who already have a good knowledge of environmental design and the design process, and wish to deliver buildings to meet BREEAM certification requirements.

In recognition of the significant contribution a BREEAM AP can make to the design process, extra credits are given in some BREEAM schemes for appointing and using an AP. The following schemes recognise the BREEAM AP qualification:

  • BREEAM New Construction 2011 (UK)
  • BREEAM International New Construction 2013
  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment 2012

The Role
The BREEAM AP will provide the design team with expert advice on built environment sustainability, environmental design and environmental assessment. They will facilitate the team's efforts to successfully schedule activities, set priorities and negotiate the trade-offs required to achieve a target BREEAM rating when the design is formally assessed.

Entry requirements for the AP course.

Recognised academic / vocational qualification in a relevant built environment discipline. At least three years post graduate (or equivalent) professional experience working in a role covering the sustainability of the built environment - candidates will ideally have design team involvement on a number of projects where sustainability was part of the project brief e.g. a target to achieve at least BREEAM Excellence for the completed design

Knowledge of environmental design / integrated design with an appreciation of life cycle assessment and cost analysis
Minimum levels of work experience and on-the-job training can be considered as alternatives to formal qualification and professional membership

Appropriate membership of a professional institution

Programme :
Online learning

BREEAM AP self-study course:

  • To be completed by all delegates
  • Estimated minimum study time needed 20-25 hours


  • The role of a BREEAM AP
  • Background and scope of BREEAM
  • BREEAM assessment methodology
  • BREEAM schemes technical content
  • Decision timeline
  • Decision priorities
  • ​Questions

Contents of Workshop/Examination:

  • Engage with the role of being a BREEAM AP
  • Practical steps to be taken
  • Key implementation principles
  • Effective facilitation of the creation of truly great buildings
  • Candidates will apply and share their expertise in a series of individual and team exercises
  • 2 x 60 minute BREEAM AP examinations. 


  • £1,125.00 + VAT** (workshop/examination) plus £250.00 + VAT (subscription payment)
  • £825.00 + VAT** (workshop/examination) - discounted price for IGBC Members plus £250.00 + VAT (subscription payment)
  • £1,050.00 + VAT** (workshop/examination) - discounted price for RIAI and SCSI Members plus £250.00 + VAT (subscription payment)

Please note: the workshop is not designed to directly help candidates pass the exam (the distance learning and recommended reading are the preparation for this). You must complete your online course material before attending the workshop/examination.
If you wish to book a place please provide BRE with a copy of your current CV to demonstrate your experience. On confirmation of your eligibility for the course, you will be required to fill in a booking form which will need to be completed and returned to us before your place is confirmed.

* Subscription Payment - Subsequent annual renewal fee for all BREEAM APs is payable on successful completion of the two exams. This maintains the Green Book Live listing, access to the BREEAM Extranet and maintenance of CPD – this is a requirement of maintaining your AP status.

** VAT will only be charged for training courses taking place within the UK.

For more information send an email to breacademyscotland@bre.co.uk.

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