How long does certification last (when do they need to be renewed)?

SRCC certifications are valid for a period of one year and are eligible for renewal annually.

If testing is required for the certification (e.g. for solar collectors), they are valid for a period of 10 years from the date of issuance of the report. After that time period elapses, the manufacturer must submit a new test report in order to continue certification of the collector. In some cases, however, it may be possible to extend the applicability of a test report older than 10 years. This is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether any changes to the test methodologies have been implemented or to the product in the intervening years.

Certification holders must also notify SRCC of any design changes to the collectors and comply with all inspection requirements, SRCC staff will remind you of upcoming renewals in advance to help you ensure that there is no gap in your coverage. The expiration date of each certification and listing is marked clearly in the directory and on the certification document.