Renewing full accreditation
The CEC has introduced a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program for accredited installers/designers who are renewing their current full accreditation. This has replaced the requirement of submitting a case study for renewal.
Click here to download a flyer with an overview and more information on CPD
The purpose of this change is to:
- ensure all installers keep up-to-date with changes in the industry
- support the aims of the renewable energy industry
- better serve the community in an effort to create a more reliable and sustainable solar industry.
When moving to the CPD cycle an accredited installer will renew their accreditation for one year by paying a fee, signing the CEC Accreditation Terms & Conditions and Code of Conduct and committing to complete 100 points of approved training in the coming 12 months.
The training points can be attained by completing relevant training courses throughout the year. The courses will be allocated a set number of points based on the relevance to industry issues, the level of technical information provided and the length and structure of course.
Click here for a list of training courses that may count towards your CPD
At the end of the yearly cycle, and prior to their expiry date, the installer will have to provide the CEC with proof of completed training, along with a renewal application for the coming year. On acceptance of this proof the applicant will be awarded renewal of their accreditation.
Before enrolling in or attending a training course of conference, make sure you check with the CEC that it has been reviewed for the CPD program. Also, make sure you renew your accreditation and sign up to the scheme before completing your CPD training, as courses completed prior to renewal will not be counted.