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Accreditation process

The Clean Energy Regulator is expected to announce a new accreditation provider in February 2024. To prepare for the transition we are making changes to applications and fees. Find out more

Here’s what you need to do to get your Clean Energy Council accreditation.

Step 1

Complete the training

First, you will need to complete the relevant training units required for the type of accreditation you would like to apply for.

There are a number of registered training organisations (RTOs) that offer the units required for accreditation. Get in touch with relevant RTO for more information about the courses they offer.

Step 2

Apply for provisional accreditation

Once you have completed your training, you can apply to become accredited. To do this you will need to submit copies of your:

  • training certificates
  • public liability insurance (at least $5 million)
  • electrical licence (if applying for any install accreditation)
  • working safely at heights certificate completed within six years - check required units (if applying for grid-connect install or SPS install).

Provisional accreditation will be awarded after you have made your application payment, submitted the relevant documents, and the application has been approved.

Note: You will not receive an accreditation number at this point as you will still need to complete the online assessments outlined in step 3.


Step 3

Complete the online assessments

To demonstrate your knowledge you have 30 days to complete the assigned online assessments.

Once the online assessments have been successfully completed you will receive your accreditation number and can begin working as a CEC-accredited designer or installer.

If you have applied for design only accreditation, you have now completed your required assessments. You don’t need to complete a practical assessment and can go to step 5.

Step 4

Complete a practical installation assessment

If you hold Design and Install or Install Only provisional accreditation, you must complete a practical assessment before your three-month provisional accreditation expires. This is to demonstrate competency in installing solar or battery systems and will require you to submit documentation showing one of your first solar and/or battery installations.

Information on these practical assessments will be available to you in the login area.

Step 5

Upgrade to full accreditation

If you hold Design Only provisional accreditation, once you have successfully completed your online assessments, you can submit your upgrade application and payment to become fully accredited.

If you hold Design and Install or Install Only provisional accreditation, once you have completed your online and practical assessments, submit your practical assessment documents, upgrade application and payment to become fully accredited. Your practical assessment will be sent to our technical team to review. Once it is approved you will become fully accredited.

The upgrade application is available in the login area.

Step 6

Move to annual renewal

Your full accreditation lasts for one year and will need to be renewed annually, via continuous professional development.

In order to renew you will be required to complete 100 points of eligible training, which is split into two categories, Core and Elective. This is to ensure installers keep up-to-date with changes in the industry, and that accredited installers have all the information required to comply with the necessary standards.

Step 7

Add additional accreditation

Once you’ve got your full accreditation, if you want to design or install other types of systems, you can add these to your accreditation. Find out more about types of additional accreditation.

When you add new accreditation types you will be provisionally accredited for a three-month period and will need to complete the associated assessments for that accreditation.