Accreditation Notice and Amendments

This page outlines the conditions contained in the Accreditation Notice issued to all Accredited Certificate Providers

Accreditation Conditions

Once accredited, applicants are issued an Accreditation Notice that sets out the conditions imposed on the accreditation, including:

  • the method used to calculate ESCs
  • reporting and auditing requirements
  • the number of certificates able to be created
  • any special accreditation conditions

    Accredited Certificate Providers should carefully review their Accreditation Notice as it contains a number of important mandatory requirements. It should be read in conjunction with the standard obligations of Accredited Certificate Providers, as described in the Accredited Certificate Provider Application Guide provided below.

    Accredited Certificate Provider Application Guide572.65KB PDF FileV3.1 June 2018
    A general guide on how IPART assesses applications to be an ACP and the obligations of ACPs

    Amending Accreditation Conditions

    The Scheme Administrator may consider amending accreditation conditions for a number of reasons, including (but not limited) to: amend the audit regime, respond to risks arising in the Scheme, or remove redundant conditions.

    More information on applying for amendments can be found in the Accredited Certificate Provider Compliance Guide.

    If you would like to request an amendment to your accreditation conditions, you must apply to the Scheme Administrator by following the online application process in the ESS Portal.

    IPART, as Scheme Administrator, will consider the request and any supporting information you wish to present.  In your application, we recommend you do the following:

    • clearly state the requested amendment
    • provide reasons for the request
    • include any information or supporting documentation you want considered as part of your application.

      You should contact the ESS Compliance team for further information at

      Accreditation conditions are not amended automatically in response to an ACP completing an audit as any change requires Scheme Administrator approval.

      Apply for an amendment

      To apply for an amendment through the ESS Portal, click on the ‘Apply for Amendment’ link from your ESS Portal dashboard.  Only the primary contact is able to submit the application for amendment.

      If you are unable to access the Portal, you can request a copy of the Application for Amendment of Accreditation Conditions Form from the ESS Compliance Team by emailing

      Please note that when processing amendment requests, the Scheme Administrator may also make consequential administrative changes to an Accreditation. You will be invited to consider and respond to such changes before they are made.

      Apply to transfer accreditation

      ACPs may apply to transfer their accreditation to a related body corporate (refer section 50 of the Corporations Act 2001).  The Scheme Administrator may only approve the transfer of accreditation if satisfied the transferee is (or will be) eligible for accreditation and will fulfil the obligations that the accredited certificate provider is required to fulfil in respect of the relevant recognised energy saving activity.

      To apply to transfer an accreditation, you need to complete and lodge the form below, along with any required supporting documents.  IPART will issue you with an invoice requesting payment of the $500 transfer of accreditation fee for each accreditation.  An application is accepted as complete once all required documentation has been submitted and payment of the $500 fee is confirmed. 

      Applications can be lodged by the existing ACP through the ESS Portal.

      Application to Transfer Accreditation262.77KB Word DocumentV1.0 October 2016
      Form to request an existing accreditation is transferred to a related body corporate

      If unable to access the Portal, you can email the completed Application to Transfer Accreditation form to the ESS Compliance Team at