Become a Certified Installer

Installer Certification Requirement

The Future Energy Jobs Act signed into law by the State of Illinois in December 2016 requires contractors who are installing energy efficiency measures to be certified. Per the legislation, only a "qualified person" may install select measures.

Do I need to be a Certified Installer?

Certified Installer


Certification Details

  • Installer certification goes into full effect Jan. 1, 2018.
  • This requirement applies to the following energy efficiency measure criteria:
    • Any measure that requires an electrical connection
    • Any measure that will receive an incentive of $300 or more
  • Certified installers agree to comply with building and electrical codes and manufacturer's installation instructions.
  • Certification is only required when applicable measures are installed by a third-party external contractor; self-installed measures (those installed by an internal employee or staff member) are excluded from the certification requirement.
  • Incentives cannot be paid by the Program unless a certified installer is used. The Program must wait for confirmation of Ally certification before issuing payment to the Ally or the customer.
  • Company will need to be re-certified annually with the State of Illinois.

Steps to Become Certified

To become certified, company must be able to provide Proof of Liability Insurance (minimum $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate), be licensed to do business in the State of Illinois, and be in good standing with the State of Illinois.


  1. Complete the application.
    • Do NOT sign the application (you must sign in front of a Notary).
    • Be sure that the business name provided matches exactly the official name (including any DBA name) listed on the Secretary of State's website.
  2. Get the application notarized.
    • You must sign in front of a Notary (Notary services are available at County Clerk offices, banks, libraries, and similar institutions).
  3. Include a cashier's check for the one-time $100 certification fee.
    • Personal or business checks will not be accepted by the State of Illinois.
    • Make the cashier's check payable to Illinois Commerce Commission.
    • When you request your cashier's check, we encourage you to inquire about notary services at that financial institution (if needed).
  4. Provide a copy of your company's Certificate of Insurance.
    • Please add to the certificate holder section:
      Illinois Commerce Commission
      527 E. Capitol Avenue
      Springfield, IL 62701
  5. Provide proof of your company's good standing with the Secretary of State.
  6. Submit all documentation to the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program.
    • Mail to:
      Ameren Illinois
      c/o Kasey Campbell
      300 Liberty Street, 5th Floor
      Peoria, IL 61602
    • The Program will verify that all necessary documentation is included and submit the paperwork to the State of Illinois on your behalf.