Costs of being an ACP

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The following costs apply to Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs):

Application for accreditation as an ACP   $2,500 per application
Application for transfer of an accreditation to a related body corporate (if required)   $500 per application   

Application for registration of an energy savings certificate (ESC):

1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020


$0.88 per certificate

Other costs include:

  • Costs of compliance audits for certificate creation:
  • The costs vary depending on the nature of the energy saving activity, certificate volume, and compliance history
  • Appointment of the auditor is subject to approval by the Scheme Administrator.
  • Costs associated with establishing proper procedures, record‐keeping and training for staff or sub-contractors:
  • These costs vary considerably depending on the size of your company and nature of your energy savings activity. It is important to factor in staff time, capacity, information systems available and record keeping requirements
  • It is a requirement to maintain records for a minimum of 6 years
  • Costs can vary significantly based on whether procedures and systems are developed in‐house or externally.

All Accredited Certificate Providers are responsible for complying with the legislation and the conditions of their accreditation. Various penalties apply for contraventions of the requirements.