We accredit businesses and individuals as Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs). This allows them to create energy savings certificates (ESCs) from their energy savings activities. Apply to IPART if you want to become an ACP.
Before you think about applying, you should:
- Look at whether working with an existing ACP would be more appropriate (for example if your activity is a small or one-off project or your business does not have the capacity to meet ESS requirements).
- Understand what it means to operate as an ACP, including the costs of participating (eg, audit costs) and the online systems you will need to access
- Understand the legal requirements and obligations of ACPs
- Check that the activity you wish to undertake is an eligible activity, not an excluded activity, and
- Understand the calculation method that best suits your activity and the requirements for that calculation method.
If you decide to apply to become an ACP, please be mindful that:
- Participation as an ACP will require your business to meet administrative costs and obligations
- Your record keeping and business processes must be of a high standard and will be assessed both during the application process and while you are accredited (eg, through independent audits), and
- We treat non-compliance seriously and non-compliance can lead to financial and legal consequences for your business. See the Compliance Guide-ACPs for more information.
Only ACPs can create ESCs. This means that you cannot create ESCs until your application for accreditation has been approved. You will not be able to create ESCs for activities you perform before you are accredited.