Ongoing compliance is key to your success as an Accredited Certificate Provider (ACP). We provide guidance to ACPs on how to manage their accreditations under the ESS, and on the systems and processes we use to monitor and enforce the compliance of ACPs.
- outlines the various mechanisms we use to monitor and prevent non-compliance
- explains how we respond to non-compliance, and
- provides information about changes that ACPs may request to their accreditation (see Changing your accreditation).
We take compliance seriously and apply a risk-based framework to our compliance functions using a range of tools and mechanisms including audits, data analysis, market intelligence and enforcement actions.
For information about your obligations as an ACP under the relevant legislation, see Obligations as an ACP.
|Compliance Guide - ACPs
Your Accreditation Notice
When you are accredited as an ACP, you are issued an Accreditation Notice that sets out the conditions imposed on the accreditation, including:
- the method used to calculate energy savings certificates (ESCs)
- reporting and auditing requirements
- the number of ESCs able to be created, and
- any special accreditation conditions.
You should carefully review your Accreditation Notice as it contains mandatory requirements with which you must comply. There are standard conditions applied to all accreditations, and specific conditions that depend on your calculation method and energy savings activity. If you have more than one accreditation under the ESS, each Accreditation Notice may be slightly different. Our example ESS Accreditation Notice sets out the basic conditions of accreditation for the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits method.
To find out more about your obligations as an ACP and some handy reference material on the relevant legislation that you are required to meet, see Obligations as an ACP. For requirements specific to each method, please refer to method guides on calculation method webpages.