Before applying to register as an
agent you must understand:
To apply to become a registered agent with the Clean Energy Regulator (CER), you must complete:
It can take up to 30 minutes for your successful completion of SRES Smart to appear in the REC Registry.
Applicants must create a
Client Portal account which requires an email address unique to each user. The Client Portal allows you to access online forms, agency-based systems and other important information.
You must be logged into your Client Portal account to lodge a REC Registry application. Next, select the 'Renewable Energy Target' link in the ribbon at the top of the page.
Select 'apply for an account', then select 'Registered person' and 'Registered agent'. To buy or sell certificates through the STC clearing house, select the 'STC clearing house' account type (general accounts are selected by default).
To apply for a
Registered person account you must:
Proof of identity information is also required for STC clearing house accounts.
You should have all necessary proof of identity documentation on hand. This includes the applicable bank account information if you're applying for an STC clearing house account. If you are unable to complete the process it will need to be restarted.
Complete each section of the application as required and select 'submit'.
Log in to your REC Registry account via the
Client Portal then select:
You do not need proof of identity information as this has already been verified.
CER may take up to 6 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. Registration fees should be paid when you first log in and must be paid before certificates can be created.
As an agent with CER, you can:
You will need to successfully complete
SRES Smart to activate STC creation permissions. This includes registering and bulk registering small-scale renewable energy systems.
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