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BREEAM UK Non-domestic Refurbishment and Fit-Out (RFO) focuses on mitigating the environmental impacts and improving the performance of non-domestic RFO projects in the UK.

This training course enables you to understand BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-out (RFO) assessment scheme, equipping you with the skills to carry out BREEAM assessments on RFO projects.

Successfully completing this course allows you to apply to become a BREEAM Non-domestic Refurbishment assessor.

After completing the course learners will be able to

  • Understand the BREEAM process and the context for BREEAM UK Non-domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out.
  • Navigate and be confident in assessing the technical aspects of the BREEAM UK Non-domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out scheme.
  • Understand the assessment process and the support in place for the scheme and assessors.
  • Understand the certification process.
  • Successfully carry out BREEAM assessments on non-domestic RFO projects.

Successfully passing this course enables you to apply to become a BREEAM UK Non-domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out assessor.

At a glance

2 days classroom +30 hours self-study

While this course has no prerequisites, it is particularly aimed at those interested in:

  • Designing or specifying buildings for low environmental impact.
  • Delivering BREEAM environmental assessments.
  • Satisfying CPD requirements and gaining a recognised qualification.

This course comprises of approximately 30 hours of own-pace online training introducing you to the BREEAM UK Non-domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out scheme. This is followed by a virtual classroom-based training course, focusing on technical aspects of the scheme:

Online training

Through interactive online modules, you will be introduced to the scheme, building your knowledge and confidence with it.

Virtual classroom training

  • Day 1: Learners participate in interactive workshops and group learning activities to better understand the technical issues in more depth and review issues in a wider context. Topics covered include: scope, scheme classification, weightings, certification, professional appointments, historic buildings, and a review of Energy, adapting BREEAM for different building types, and the Health & Well-being categories.
  • Day 2: Covers Energy calculators, a review of the Transport, Ecology and Material categories, Flood prevention & resilience and Waste strategies. The day also looks at the scope of BREEAM, examination information and the BREEAM Quality Assurance process. In addition, there is a question and answers (Q&A) session.


The course concludes with a separate online examination. This will be set at a day and time to be agreed between the learner and ProctorU, our online examination partner. There are two exams which must be passed before a learner is classified as competent:

  • BREEAM General Understanding examination.
  • BREEAM UK Non-Domestic RFO Technical examination.

Both exams use an ‘open book’ format, meaning you can use any documents related to the course to aid you.

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