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Continuing Professional Development

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Continuing professional development (CPD) ensures that the skills and knowledge of Solar Accreditation Australia-accredited solar installers and designers remain relevant and up to date with the latest changes in technology, regulation and industry best practice.

The CPD program helps to improve the overall standard of work in the small scale solar and battery storage industry. CPD helps installers and designers to install correctly, offer customers the most up-to-date technology and installation options, and keep them informed of changes and updates to Australian standards.

All Solar Accreditation Australia-accredited installers and designers must earn 100 CPD points annually to renew their accreditation. Courses are split into two categories: Core and Elective. A minimum of 60 points must be obtained from Core training. The remaining points can be earned from either category. 

The Clean Energy Council continues to offer CPD-eligible courses, and Solar Accreditation Australia will recognise CPD Points completed through the Clean Energy Council. Core courses are eligible for 20 points and electives are eligible for 10 points per course.

How to earn CPD points

The LearnLAB is where installers and designers can find on-demand courses developed by the Clean Energy Council.

This content is designed to fit in around the schedules of accredited persons so you don’t have to down tools to attend a classroom-based course and can keep costs at a minimum. The LearnLAB is accessed through the login area of our website, or below.

How to earn CPD points

About the accreditation transition

On 29 February 2024, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) approved Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) as the new installer and designer accreditation scheme operator (ASO) under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).

From February 2024 onwards, the Clean Energy Council is no longer the administrative body for the CPD Scheme. To validate CPD Points or accredit a course for CPD Points, please refer to Solar Accreditation Australia.

Frequently asked questions

Can anyone earn CPD points?

CPD points are only available to fully accredited designers and installers.

I want to earn CPD points. When should I start completing my training?

When you receive your full accreditation, you commit to completing 100 CPD annually so you can start earning points straight away once you are fully accredited. Any courses you undertake before becoming fully accredited will not count towards your 100 points.