Training information

To become a Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) accredited assessor, you need to complete the required training including in the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), the CBD Accredited Assessor Training Course—Lighting, and the online CBD Program module.

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NABERS training

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment manages NABERS nationally on behalf of the Australian, state and territory governments. It also manages the national training and accreditation for NABERS accredited assessors.

Ideal candidates for the NABERS Assessor Accreditation Course have formal qualifications and/or skills in the management and operation of commercial buildings. Those with experience in building energy efficiency may also be suited.

More information on becoming a NABERS accredited assessor can be found on the NABERS website.

Please note: no other courses accredit assessors for either NABERS or the CBD Program.

CBD Training

CBD Accredited Assessor Training Course:

Attending a one day CBD Accredited Assessor Training Course is a mandatory requirement for gaining CBD accreditation. This course is offered twice yearly - usually in conjunction with NABERS Assessor Training – at various locations across Australia. Once a record of attendance is verified, CBD will send each registered person a multiple choice exam on the subject matter covered in the training course. Upon passing the exam, CBD will issue you with a CBD certificate number which is to be used when filling out a CBD Assessor application form.

For further information, times or to register interest in attending the CBD Accredited Assessor Training Course please email: or alternatively call the CBD hotline on: 1800 020 131

CBD assessor training slides and worked examples for tenancy lighting assessments

Training slides and worked examples are for prospective CBD assessors to use in tenancy lighting assessment course training sessions. CBD assessors who have completed their training may use these resources to assist with onsite assessments or as a refresher when required.