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Benefits of Membership (Overview)

Supporting and representing energy assessors and associated professionals nationally.

Proficiency welcomes practising professionals within the field of energy efficiency of buildings. Our membership base encompasses energy assessors and those providing a range of associated services. We also welcome those who are in training on a recognised route to qualification in one of our supported professions.

For the qualified professional, particularly those working independently, it can be a lonely existence without a colleague to turn to for advice or support. Whatever you come up against, another member has probably encountered it before. Our peer support network is the best way to learn from other people's experience. As a Proficiency member, you never have to face the challenges of your role alone.

If you are concerned about something and want a second opinion we are here to help. If you feel something isn't working as it should and nobody seems to be listening to you, bring it to us.

For the student in training, Proficiency know and understand the pressures on students because each and every qualified member has been there. From their personal and academic experience comes a collective wealth of knowledge that can help the student to a trouble-free route to qualification. If you are student in need of more support, there are members who will be more than willing to help.

Route to market

Proficiency provides a route to market by connecting members to potential clients. The best example of this is the "Find A Member" online search facility to be found at the top of most site pages.

Beyond that, a tremendous amount of work opportunities are passed on from member to member directly or via the forum. This ranges from services a member doesn't offer themselves, work outside their own geographic area or simply holiday cover so they can actually relax whilst on a well earned break.

Valuable discounts

Proficiency can provide access to reduced rates on some services and scheme memberships, as well as cost effective continuing personal development (CPD). By keeping their costs down, Proficiency can help members be competitive in the market.

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Meetings, networking, and support

Our frequent Proficiency speaker meetings are friendly events where you can gain business opportunities, access CPD and build support links so that holiday and sickness can be covered. Many of these meetings are virtual so there is no need for you to travel, and some are arranged face to face at venues where we have enough members for a ‘local hub’ event. Membership can massively reduce the uncertainty and stress for individual members through peer support and make meeting your CPD requirements simple.

Local and national voice

Proficiency speaks on behalf on members giving you a united voice, both locally and nationally, and works to protect your established business relationships. At Proficiency we believe in the value of local services for local people and promote direct access to members’ services, avoiding national agencies and panels which add cost but not value to the process, and can sometimes even lower standards.

Annual membership for qualifying professionals

Please note that Proficiency membership is for individual industry professionals. Each Proficiency member is a real person, not a group or company. Log in details must not be shared with others and all members benefits are provided on a one per member basis. Members may choose to be listed on the public pages using a company or trading name, but the membership must be held by an individual person.

There are two levels of membership. Standard membership is priced at £60 per year and Premium membership at £85 per year.

Standard membership just £60 per year

  • Access to the industry leading forum for news, business opportunities and peer support.
  • Listing on the directory of members which is searchable by area and filterable by services offered.
  • A personal profile page you can direct clients to if you don’t have your own website.
  • Added credibility from being able to use the Proficiency Member logo.
  • Access to regular free online meetings providing industry updates, CPD content (certificates provided) and the opportunity to network with other professionals.
  • CPD events for members only, or at a reduced cost for members.
  • Ability to raise issues with the potential for them to be taken to the conventions groups.
  • Earn upgraded or extended membership with the Proficiency reward scheme.
  • Access to discounted software, training and/or CPD with a range of providers.
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Premium membership just £85 per year

All the benefits of standard membership plus…
  • An enhanced listing on the directory of members to increase your chances of being selected.
  • A direct link from your directory listing to your personal profile page to further increase your chances of being selected.
  • Additional opportunities to earn extended membership with the Proficiency reward scheme.
  • Free access to some CPD which would be chargeable to standard members.
  • Increased discount level on other CPD events.
  • Premium members can join the Proficiency 'Panel of members', the steering group which guides the Directors. An opportunity to influence the services and future direction of Proficiency.
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Are you professional and dedicated in your approach, qualified or training as an Energy Assessor or in one of the associated professions listed on this site? If so, we are just what you need, and we would be pleased to welcome you into our network of members.

To apply for membership please complete an application form using the ‘Join Now’ link.