Attention solar designers and installers: new accreditation scheme now in effect

Accredited solar installers and designers must transfer to Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) to maintain their accreditation and remain eligible for small-scale technology certificates (STCs).

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The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has given its stamp of approval to Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) as the new operator for installer and designer accreditation under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

As of yesterday, the accreditation services formerly provided by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) have ceased.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. Transfer Deadline: Accredited persons must ensure the transfer of their CEC accreditation to SAA by close of business on May 29, 2024, to maintain both their accreditation status and eligibility for small-scale technology certificates (STCs). This is crucial to ensure uninterrupted participation in the scheme.
  2. Action Required: To facilitate this transfer, it is imperative to visit SAA's website, where comprehensive information about their accreditation scheme and an online transfer form can be accessed. Take proactive steps to complete the transfer process within the stipulated timeline.
  3. Guidance and Support: The CER's ASO transition webpage serves as a valuable resource, offering guidance on navigating the transition smoothly. Whether it's clarifying doubts or seeking assistance, this platform aims to provide comprehensive support to accredited persons throughout and beyond the transfer period.
  4. Collaborative Efforts: Recognizing the significance of this transition, the CER pledges to work closely with both SAA and the CEC to ensure a seamless transfer process. The collective effort aims to support all stakeholders involved in the industry.

As the new accreditation scheme takes effect, solar designers and installers are urged to take prompt action to align with the updated requirements and secure their accreditation under SAA.

For more information, go to the Clean Energy Regulator website here.

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