How to apply for accreditation

This page describes what is involved in becoming an Accredited Certificate Provider to create energy savings certificates

The application process

Application Guide V1.0 July 2014396.61KB PDF FileV1.0 July 2014
The Application Guide assists you to complete Application Form: Part A.

There are six steps to become an Accredited Certificate Provider:

  1. Prepare your application with relevant supporting information
  2. Submit your application to IPART
  3. IPART reviews your application to make sure all required elements have been submitted
  4. If complete, IPART requests payment of the $500 application fee (if required)
  5. IPART assesses the application and may request further information to make sure all requirements have been met
  6. IPART informs you of the outcome typically within 3 months of the application being accepted as complete.

Read the application guide to know what is involved, then click through to find out how to apply for each calculation method.

Get the application forms for specific methods

Preparing to apply

Before applying to become an Accredited Certificate Provider you should:

Applying to become an Accredited Certificate Provider

Your application must relate to a specific energy savings project (Recognised Energy Savings Activity) and provide details of:

  • what the energy savings project is and why it is eligible for inclusion in the Energy Savings Scheme
  • how the energy savings project will be delivered
  • how the energy savings will be measured, documented and recorded.

You cannot create energy savings certificates until you have been accredited. Any activities you perform before you are accredited will not be eligible as energy savings. Refer to Excluded activities.

The ESS Rule is a primary reference for all applications and activities under the Energy Savings Scheme.

Your application must:

  • address all the requirements of the Act, Regulation and Rule that provide the legislative basis for the Energy Savings Scheme
  • satisfy IPART that you have met those requirements, or can meet them on an ongoing basis.

Typically, an application package consists of a suite of documents including, but not limited to:

  • project/activity-specific energy savings certificates creation procedure, and
  • supporting information, such as technical drawings, receipts, laboratory tests, etc as required to verify and support your energy savings claims.

Your application must be complete in every respect and satisfactorily address all the requirements outlined in this document, as well those in the relevant application documents.