Benefits of Alliance Membership

Here you will find how to become a member of the Trade Professional (Trade Pro) Alliance and get listed in our online Trade Pro Directory. If you have questions, please email us at and be sure to check out our guidelines.

Join the Trade Professional Alliance

As of this year, there are two tiers of Trade Pros. Those with a CSLB license are in Tier One. They can apply for and receive payment on Rebate, Incentive and On-Bill Financing projects. Tier Two Trade Pros do not have a CSLB license and are not able to receive payment on behalf of their customers.

Why you should join the Trade Professional Alliance

  1. Listing in the SDG&E online Trade Pro Directory
  2. Support from SDG&E Team who can help with:
    1. Understanding Guidelines and new program updates
    2. How to process rebates, incentives and OBF loan applications
    3. Inspection issues
  3. Ongoing seminars at SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center
  4. Receive emails on latest program updates for rebates, incentives and other programs
  5. Bi-monthly SDG&E Trade Pro e-newsletter

Trade Pros who do not hold a CSLB license may still participate as a Project Sponsor who can:

  1. Submit projects on the customer’s behalf
  2. Obtain project status updates via email or phone
  3. Be listed on the project application as the Project Sponsor

Become a member of SDG&E's Trade Pro Alliance. Get started today!

  1. Complete the Trade Professionals Participation Agreement (pdf)
  2. Submit completed and signed tax forms:
    1. W-9 - required for all Trade Professionals
    2. 590 - required for Trade Professionals who have a business within the state of California
    3. 587 - required for Trade Professionals who do not have a permanent place of business within the state of California
  3. Attend the Trade Professional Program Essentials training

Our Participation Checklist and Frequently Asked Questions can help you through the process.

Trade Professional Directory

Our online Directory helps business customers find qualified Trade Pros to help identify and implement energy and money-saving opportunities at their facility. Consider adding your business to our list of participating vendors.

View Directory

Get listed in the Directory

To be listed on the Trade Professional Directory*, you must complete all participation requirements noted above and meet the following criteria:

  1. No unresolved customer complaints
  2. Give approval for publishing your business's contact information

*The Directory is updated on a quarterly basis. We'll contact you if your company meets the program participation requirements in addition to the Directory requirements.