Scope of accreditation
The scopes of accreditation include the technical activities included in GHG emissions verification and GHG project validation and verification. They are grouped by:
- Organizational Level Activities (Emissions), in the case of verification bodies, and
- Project Level Activities (Reductions or Removals), for verification and/or validation
Note that organizations can apply for accreditation with SCC as a verifier, a validator, or both.
Voluntary and mandatory GHG programs supported by SCC include:
- Alberta's technology innovation and emissions reduction regulation
- British Columbia's Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulation
- British Columbia's Greenhouse Gas Emission Control Regulation
- Climate Action Reserve
- Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA
- Quebec's Regulation Q-2, r.15 Reporting Regulation
- Quebec's Regulation Q-2, r.46.1 Cap & Trade Regulation
- Newfoundland and Labrador's Regulation 14/17
- Ontario's Regulation O. Reg. 390/18
- Output-Based Pricing System Regulation
- Nova Scotia's Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
- The Climate Registry
- Verra - Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard sub-program
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program have partnered to offer additional accreditation services for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies. Under this sub-program, SCC will assess the competency of bodies to perform GHG validation and verification services in conformance to both ISO 14065 and the specific requirements of the VCS Program.
The Standards Council of Canada has worked closely with Transport Canada to develop an accreditation sub-program to support the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Accreditation requires conformance to ISO 14065:2013 along with additional requirements stipulated by CORSIA. Accreditation requires conformance to ISO 14065:2013 along with additional requirements stipulated by CORSIA. SCC welcomes inquiries about ICAO-CORSIA accreditation at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can accredit organizations based inside or outside Canada.
What is CORSIA?
Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is a global measure designed to offset international aviation carbon emissions and stabilize their levels starting in 2020. Watch this video to learn more:
This course will introduce you to the accreditation process and will provide you with an outline of the CORSIA program to enable you to identify the next steps in the accreditation process.
Who implemented CORSIA?
In 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) implemented new measures for emissions reporting and triannual offset reporting for the aviation industry.
Who accredits the verification body?
As Canada’s national accreditation body, SCC is the only Canadian organization offering internationally recognized accreditation for greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and verification bodies.
Who is the CORSIA program for?
This program is for organizations that provide third-party validation or verification services for the reduction and removal of GHGs.
Who is SCC working with to deliver this program?
We are affiliated with several cross-border, multi-sector GHG initiatives. We also work closely with Transport Canada, which is the government department responsible for implementation of CORSIA in Canada.
What are the accreditation requirements?
Requirements for SCC’s accreditation program for GHG validation and verification bodies are defined in ISO 14065:2013 and ISO 14066:2011.
What does SCC accreditation support?
SCC accreditation supports provincially mandated emissions reporting and cap and trade programs. It also supports carbon pollution pricing in Canada, including the federal Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS), which began with the 2019 compliance period.
Is SCC accreditation globally recognized?
Validation and verification bodies from around the world seek SCC accreditation as proof that their work is in line with the most current national and international standards and regulations.