Registered greenhouse and energy auditors are required to complete at least 15 days or 112 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) in each three-year registration period to maintain their registration.
Auditor CPD is a requirement under section 6.65 of the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Regulations 2008.
Auditors are required to:
CPD is an
accepted activity that helps you expand your knowledge, maintain or update your technical skills and helps you to progress your auditing career.
An activity that does not directly improve your professional knowledge cannot be counted as CPD. For example, business as usual activities including daily tasks, paid consultancy work or standard administration duties is not acceptable CPD.
As a registered greenhouse and energy auditor, you must submit an annual report to the Clean Energy Regulator on each anniversary of your registration.
This report includes a record of the CPD you have completed during the previous 12 months, including:
There is no minimum number of hours that you must provide in each year’s annual report, it is 15 days or 112 hours across your three-year registration period.
We can suspend your registration or deregister you as an auditor if you do not demonstrate that you have completed sufficient CPD.
Each year we randomly select a sample of auditors to provide additional evidence to support CPD claims that they make. This evidence can include:
We can ask you to provide additional evidence for other circumstances. For example, if you have claimed technical reading as CPD, we may ask you to explain how your reading contributed to your professional development.
If you have submitted evidence to another professional body to satisfy their CPD requirements, then you may provide that evidence to the Clean Energy Regulator—provided the evidence is for CPD that is relevant to the
schemes we administer.
You should keep your CPD evidence for
at least five years after the end of the three-year period that the activities were undertaken in.
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