Become an AV or Designee

Requirements to Become an Approved Vendor

To become an Approved Vendor, interested entities need to complete and submit an Approved Vendor application form, which will be reviewed and approved by the Program Administrator. The approval process must be completed before any project applications can be submitted by an Approved Vendor to the Program.

Prospective Vendors should review these materials which outline how the Program works and requirements for participants:

As outlined in the Program Guidebook, Approved Vendors are required to renew their approval once a year, and should complete this Approved Vendor Renewal Application.

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Requirements to Become A Designee

Illinois Shines includes a variety of Designee types, including Disclosure Form Designee, Community Solar Subscriber Agent Designee, Marketing or Sales Designee, and Installer Designee. More information can be found at the Find An AV or Designee page.

To become a Designee for the Illinois Shines program, please work with your Approved Vendor to complete this form, and send the completed and signed form to [email protected].

If you are interested in becoming an Equity Eligible Contractor (EEC) certified Designee, you can learn more at the Become an Equity Eligible Contractor (EEC) or Designee page, or can click here to access the Equity Eligible Contractor Designee Application and Attestation.

What is an Equity Eligible Contractor (EEC) Approved Vendor or Designee?

Equity Eligible Contractor are Approved Vendors who are majority-owned by an Equity Eligible Person, as defined under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act. More information is available at the Become an Equity Eligible Contractor page.