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How to register as an agent

07 May 2015
RET

Retailers, traders and installers of small-scale systems who wish to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator to become a registered agent should follow the simple step-by-step process below.

Before you begin the application process you must ensure you have all necessary documentation on hand, as applications cannot be saved. You will be required to supply relevant identity documentation, complete a questionnaire, and declare your status as a 'fit and proper person'.

Steps for new REC Registry users

If you do not have an existing REC Registry account and would like to apply to become a registered agent:

  1. Go to the REC Registry and click on 'Apply for an account'.
  2. Select 'Registered person' and 'Registered agent', and select 'STC clearing house' if you wish to buy or sell certificates through the STC clearing house.
  3. Complete each section of the application and select 'Submit'.

Steps for existing REC Registry users

If you are a registered person or have a 'general account' in the REC Registry and would like to upgrade to a registered agent account:

  1. Login to your REC Registry account.
  2. Click on 'My account' and then select 'Account applications'.
  3. Select 'Upgrade account'.
  4. Click on the 'Registered agent' account type, and select 'STC clearing house' if you wish to buy or sell certificates through the STC clearing house.
  5. Complete each section of the online application and select 'Submit'.

The Clean Energy Regulator may take up to six weeks to assess your application to become a registered agent.

Once your application is approved and you have been granted access to the REC Registry, you will be required to pay an agent registration fee when you login for the first time. Registration fees must be paid before certificates can be created.

Once registered as an agent with the Clean Energy Regulator, you can perform the following functions in the REC Registry:

  • create certificates for eligible installations where the right to create certificates  has been correctly assigned to you by the system owner
  • transfer registered certificates in the REC Registry
  • voluntarily surrender certificates in the REC Registry, and
  • use the bulk upload function to create certificates for multiple installations.

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