CARB's LCFS, which appears at sections 95480 to 95503 of title 17, California Code of Regulations, requires independent verification of data reports specified in section 95500. Verification questions may be sent to email@example.com.
The LCFS is designed to decrease the carbon intensity of California's transportation fuel pool and provide an increasing range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives, which reduce petroleum dependency and achieve air quality benefits. The LCFS relies on accurate data monitoring, reporting, and verification to support implementation and tracking of effectiveness. In 2018, the Board approved amendments to add third-party verification requirements to the LCFS to ensure data completeness, accuracy, and conformance with the regulation – consistent with the verification programs under California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and international best practices. The LCFS verification program, under CARB oversight, provides confidence and reliability in reported data for stakeholders, market participants, and the public.
Verification services will be performed by qualified and trained verifiers that meet specifications for education and experience, and demonstrate that there is no conflict of interest for verifying the reported data due to current or previous relationships with the LCFS regulated entity. CARB verification forms and ongoing accreditation and verifier training information is provided below, under Information for Verifier Accreditation. The list of verifiers and verification bodies accredited by CARB is posted below, under Information for Entities Required to Engage Verifiers.
Information for Verifiers
CARB completed a comprehensive, in-person training for verifier accreditation, including an accreditation exam, in the fourth quarter of 2019. CARB is accepting new applications for accreditation of verification bodies and individual verifiers on an ongoing basis and will offer accreditation training in the fourth quarter of 2020 for new verifiers. CARB plans to offer additional training as needed, to ensure a sufficient number of verifiers. A Verification On-Line Tool User Guide for verification body registration and validation of fuel pathway applications is posted on the LCFS User Guides website. The following links provide information and application materials for verifiers that are currently accredited by CARB, and potential verification body and verifier applicants.
2020 LCFS Verifier Accreditation Training
- 2020 Announcement for CARB Accreditation and Verifier Accreditation Training for the LCFS
- October 2020 Daily Training Schedule (updated 10/1/2020)
FAQ and Forms
- FAQ - LCFS Accreditation and other Requirements for Third-Party Verifiers
- Application for Verification Body Accreditation
- Application for Individual Verifier Accreditation
- Conflict of Interest (COI) Assessment Form
- Notice of Verification Services (NOVS) Form
- Verification Statement Form
Information for Entities Required to Engage Verifiers
Entities specified in section 95500 are required to retain the services of independent verifiers accredited by CARB, beginning with 2020 fuel pathway applications and LCFS data reports. Only CARB-accredited verification bodies may provide LCFS verification services. A list of CARB-accredited verification bodies is provided below. Additional accredited individual verifiers listed in the third link below may participate on verification teams as subcontractors to accredited verification bodies.
- Accredited Verification Bodies (updated 7/21/2020)
- Executive Orders for Verification Bodies (updated 7/21/2020)
- Accredited Individual Verifiers (updated 7/21/2020)
- Executive Orders for Individual Verifiers (updated 7/21/2020)
- LCFS Advisory 20-01 (March 2020)
2019 LCFS Verifier Accreditation Training
- 2019 Announcement for CARB Accreditation and Verifier Accreditation Training for the LCFS
- 2019 Daily Training Schedule