This page includes vital information for installers and designers to support your transfer to Solar Accreditation Australia in 2024. Information on this page will be regularly updated to help you meet your obligations. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and
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Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) was announced as the new accreditation scheme operator (ASO) to administer the accreditation of installers and designers under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) on 29 February 2024.
This change follows a competitive accreditation application round, a key recommendation of the
documentasset:Integrity Review of the Rooftop Solar PV Sector.
Accredited installers and designers must transfer to SAA to maintain their accreditation and remain eligible for small-scale technology certificates (STCs).
We are working closely with SAA and the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to help installers and designers transfer their accreditation.
Every CEC accredited installer and designer will need to transfer to SAA during a legislated 3-month period starting on 29 February and ending 29 May 2024.
Complete the application process on
SAA's website. You will need to provide your:
Once completed, SAA will confirm your transfer and provide you with a new accreditation number that can be used to claim STCs. Your continuous professional development (CPD) points and compliance records will carry across to SAA.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact
Your CEC accreditation expiry date will be honoured by SAA. If you are unsure of when your accreditation expires, please
contact the CEC.
The CEC's accreditation services ceased on 29 February 2024. To understand what you need to do to maintain accreditation, please see the information below.
If you have outstanding compliance issues, these will be considered by SAA during your transfer application assessment.
If you have a CEC accreditation window of 4 months or less (for example, January to April 2024), SAA will accept CPD points on a pro-rata basis; an accredited person will need to have accrued 25 CPD points within the preceding 3 months to successfully transfer. Accredited persons can continue to access CPD courses throughout the transition.
If you were unable to complete your accreditation renewal with the CEC, you will need to transfer and renew your accreditation with SAA. Accreditation cannot be backdated by SAA.
For more information visit
SAA's website or email us at
You will need to apply directly to SAA to become accredited.
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