The accreditation process

Accreditation application rounds are conducted by Unitywater to establish and then maintain a pool of Accredited Entities and Registered Certifiers who provide certification services to the development industry.

If successful, your initial registration will be for a period of 2 years. Renewals will be subject to satisfactory performance.

Applications are currently closed

Unitywater has decided to defer the next intake of Accreditation applicants until 2020.

This means that we are not offering training to Accredited Entities and Registered Certifiers in 2019.

This year, we are concentrating on developing the skills and knowledge of the existing group of Accredited Entities and Registered Certifiers.

This support will ensure that we provide the highest possible quality of service to the development industry.

For enquiries, please email the Accreditation Coordinator.  

Overview timeline

Submit application

Please note: Accreditation training will be available in 2020 (see information on the left).
You prepare and submit your accreditation application(s).

Application assessment
Unitywater assesses your application within 20 working days and invites successful applicants to training.

Successful applicants undergo Unitywater training. This must be completed within 90 working days.

Once you have successfully completed all training modules, Unitywater sends you a deed (Accredited Entities) or Registration deed poll (Certifiers) to formally appoint you.
Commence certifications
Ongoing monitoring

Unitywater will continue to monitor and coach you.

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