Getting certified

The nature of the business of your organisation will determine your Certificate Holder type and scope, and the Standards you will need to comply with (see illustration below). Standards 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 apply to Certificate Holders. Standard 3 applies to Certification Bodies.

Below are the steps to be followed by organisations wishing to become SBP-certified.


The applicant needs to choose and approved and accredited Certification Body (CB).


The CB registers the applicant in the SBP Audit Portal (AP), which is a dedicated system to manage all SBP audit-related activities. Immediately after registration, the applicant gains access to the Audit Portal.

If the applicant is a Biomass Producer, limited access to the SBP Data Transfer System (DTS) will be given to prepare the SBP Audit Report (SAR) during the certification process. Full access to the DTS will be given once the certificate is issued.


Once the certificate is issued by the CB, the related information is displayed on SBP’s website.

In order to get certified, an organisation must comply with the requirements of those Standards relevant to the Certificate Holder (CH) type and scope.

Guidance and interpretations are available to support applicants and CHs.

The applicant must sign the Trade Mark Licence Agreement (TMLA) with SBP.

We use DocuSign electronic signatures for signing the TMLA and the link is sent to the applicant after registration in the AP.

All active and suspended CHs are obliged to pay the SBP annual fee. Transaction fees are charged every quarter based on the CH type and the amount of biomass produced, sold and/or used with an SBP claim.