Join the Trade Professionals Alliance

The Trade Professional Alliance is a group of contractors and distributors affiliated with SDG&E to promote energy-efficient products and services. Membership is free.

Program Benefits

  1. Listing in the SDG&E online Trade Professional Directory
  2. Receive rebate payments on customer's behalf*
  3. Support from the 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
  4. Ongoing seminars at SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center
  5. Receive emails on latest program updates for rebates, incentives and other programs
  6. Subscription to bi-monthly SDG&E Trade Professional e-newsletter

*SDG&E now has two tiers of Trade Professionals; Tier One and Tier Two. Trade Professionals with a CSLB license are in Tier One and can apply for and receive payment on Rebate, Incentive and On-Bill Financing projects. Tier Two Trade Professionals do not have a CSLB license and are not able to receive payment on behalf of their customers. However, Tier Two Trade Professionals 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

How to apply

  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 Trade Professionals who can help them identify and implement energy and money-saving opportunities at their facility. 

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Get listed in the Directory

To be listed in 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

If you have questions, email us at [email protected].