Certified Carbon Auditor (CCA) Overview

CEP’s carbon auditor training is designed to develop knowledge and skills in carbon auditing to ISO14064, Part 3, also consistent with the The GreenhouseGas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.

These standards specify principles and requirements and provide guidance for those conducting or managing the validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission assertions or claims.

ISO 14064:3 specifies requirements for establishing the level of assurance, objectives, criteria and scope, determining the validation/verification approach, assessing GHG data, information, information systems and controls, evaluating GHG assertions and preparing validation/verification statements.

The Carbon Auditor programme is not aimed at developing carbon inventories, rather at verifying claims and assertions against ISO14064 and/or the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.

CEP Pathway for Training and Certification Table pdf

Becoming a Certified Carbon Auditor (CCA)

Certification as a Carbon Auditor requires successful completion of an online assessment and to be able to demonstrate achievement of sufficient  experience to enable them to apply the academic knowledge they have gained.

The Carbon Auditor programme is part of a suite of education and certification programmes provided by CEP that separately cover preparing a carbon inventory, identifying opportunities for reducing emissions, auditing emissions assertions and carbon management planning.


A – Agree and abide to CEP’s Code of Ethics and Disciplinary procedures;

B – Agree to keep and maintain CPD requirements activity;

C – Successful completion of the CEP Carbon Auditor online examination (75% pass mark); and

D – The completion of two written carbon audits that are deemed of a “high” standard as assessed by an authorised CEP assessor.

While membership of CEP is not mandatory for Certification holders, use of the designation and logo is dependent on adherence to the CEP Code of Ethics as published on the CEP website and the satisfaction of CPD requirements.

Please read this document for fee structure  – Carbon Auditor Certification Policy pdf


Relevant Training Courses

Follow the links below for more information on the other elements of this suite:

Preparing a Carbon Inventory TrainingFIND OUT MORE …

Identifying Carbon Reduction Opportunities TrainingFIND OUT MORE …

Carbon and Energy Professional and Certification ProgrammeFIND OUT MORE …

Carbon Auditor (Auditing GHG Inventories) TrainingFIND OUT MORE …

CEP Certified Carbon Auditor Experts