When do I need to renew?
The Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) accreditation term is generally 3 years.
Your accreditation expiry date is listed on your accreditation certificate, on the Public Register of Accredited Assessors and in your account in Biodiversity Offsets and Agreements Management System (BOAMS). Your name will not show on the public register if your accreditation expiry date has passed.
You can still apply to renew in the 3 months following your expiry date. This time period is called your grace period. Further information about the grace period can be found below.
How do I renew my accreditation?
You will need to submit the following documents to support your renewal application:
- a completed application form, including a signed Code of Conduct and Fit and Proper Declaration
- a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log that meets the specified minimum requirement (further information on CPD requirements is provided below)
- once your application is approved, pay your accreditation term fee.
Accredited assessors need to complete renewal training before applying to renew their accreditation. They can register for training in the 3 months before their accreditation due date.
Renewal has 2 parts:
- Part 1 includes online eLearning modules hosted by our training partner, GreenCap.
- Part 2 includes two 5-hour sessions of interactive online webinars. These are described as face-to-face content.
Competency is demonstrated by successfully completing the assessment tasks.
- Part 1: $550 (including GST) payable to our training partner, Greencap.
- Part 2: $536 payable to the department. An invoice will be issued when we receive your registration. An invoice will be issued when we receive your registration.
How to register
- Log in to your account in the Biodiversity Offsets and Agreement Management System and click on the register for renewal training button.
- Select a suitable course date and pay by credit card (if bank transfer is preferred, please note that it can take up to 2 weeks for an invoice to be generated by departmental finance).
- Complete the Greencap registration.
- Pay your fee online.
- Complete the modules before the Part 2 webinar.
If you have questions about Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) assessor renewal training, please contact us.
|March 2024||Webinar 11–12 March
Assessment tasks are due 17 March