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​Become a scheduling coordinator

To participate in the ISO market a company must be a certified scheduling coordinator (SC) or retain the services of a certified SC to act on their behalf. Scheduling coordinators can directly bid or self-schedule resources as well as handle the settlements process.

Getting started

Before submitting a scheduling coordinator application and fee, please review the California ISO Tariff and these recommended Business Practice Manuals:

California ISO Tariff:

• Responsibilities of a Scheduling Coordinator, section 4.5
• Creditworthiness, section 12
• Pro Forma Agreements - Scheduling Coordinator Agreement, Appendix B.1

Business practice manuals:

Scheduling Coordinator Certification and Termination
Credit Management and Market Clearing

Reference guide

The New Scheduling Coordinator and Resource Owner Reference guide contains helpful information, links and resources to enable users to find what they need to successfully work with the California ISO to interconnect their resources to the grid and participate in the wholesale power market.

SC application

The scheduling coordinator application is located within the Scheduling Coordinator Certification and Termination Business Practice Manual, Attachments B and C. For assistance, please send an email to

SC Changes

Find SC ongoing obligations, forms and change notifications here

SC certification requirements

The Scheduling Coordinator Certification Overview document is a summary of the SC certification requirements and provides steps for SC application submittal. For additional information and detail, please refer to the Business Practice Manual for Scheduling Coordinator Certification and Termination.

When a scheduling coordinator application and fee are accepted, a qualified certification specialist will provide a requirements checklist and assist the applicant through the certification process. For assistance, please email

Credit policy

The BPM for Credit Management and Market Clearing describes the credit-related policies and processes used to protect the financial integrity and effectiveness of ISO markets.

Agreements and information request sheets

Agreements are pro forma, FERC approved. The information request sheets provide the ISO with information specific to each agreement. Agreements adhere to the SC requirements and standards.  Please provide required information to initiate certification, meter service and network connectivity agreements early in the process.