Accredited installers may apply to have their provisional or full accreditation either wholly or partially (i.e. design or install, grid-connect or stand-alone) deferred.

Deferral of accreditation may be appropriate where the accredited individual is currently working in the renewable energy industry but, due to the nature of their work, cannot satisfy accreditation renewal requirements.

Deferred status is granted at the sole discretion of the Clean Energy Council.

Deferral of provisional accreditation

Provisionally-accredited people can only defer their accreditation once, for a maximum of three months. There is no minimum time for deferral.

Deferral of full accreditation

Fully accredited individuals may apply to defer their accreditation for up to 12 months from an applicant's expiry date by emailing the Clean Energy Council Accreditation Team at [email protected]

An applicant can then chose to extend their deferral from 12 months to up to 4 years. If extending a deferral, extra training as specified by the CEC, must be completed before re-instatement is allowed.

Deferrals over 4 years will not be allowed.

To re-instate a deferred accreditation, an applicant must notify the CEC in writing before their deferral period has lapsed or their accreditation will become expired.

If you are considering applying for deferment of your accreditation or have any questions about this process, please contact us at [email protected]