You must apply to become a registered agent.

Step 1: Understand your obligations

Before you apply to become a registered agent, make sure you understand:

Step 2: Create a Client Portal account

  • Go to Client Portal.
  • Log in if you already have an account or sign up for a new account if you don't.

Step 3: Complete SRES Smart

  • Complete SRES Smart in the Client Portal.
  • Select 'SRES Smart' under the 'my systems' tab to access the SRES Smart site.
  • Under 'course catalogue', select the enrol button under the 'SRES Smart' course. Follow the prompts to access the course content.

Find out more about SRES Smart.

Step 4: Apply for a REC Registry account

  • Select the 'Renewable Energy Target' link in the ribbon at the top of the page in the Client Portal.
  • Select 'apply for an account'.
  • Select 'registered agent'.

To apply for a registered agent account, you must:

  • supply the relevant proof of identity documentation
  • complete a questionnaire
  • declare your status as a fit and proper person.

To buy or sell certificates through the STC clearing house, select the 'STC clearing house' account type. If you're applying for an STC clearing house account, you'll need to provide your bank account information.

If you have an existing registered person account and have completed the SRES Smart course, you can upgrade to a registered agent account via your existing REC Registry account. 

Step 5: Pay your registration fee

Assessing your application can take up to 6 weeks.

Once approved, you'll need to pay your registration fee in the REC Registry under 'fees'. The fee is $230.

You must pay your fee before you create certificates.

Learn more about how to pay your registration fees in the REC Registry.

Step 6: After registration

As a registered agent, you can: