Certification costs will vary by certification body (CB). EPA does not dictate how or what a recognized CB charges for services. ENERGY STAR product brand owner partners are encouraged to consult more than one CB, as prices vary and a range of options are offered. Three common approaches are:
Per-model charge plus an annual administrative fee;
One set annual fee for a product category, with no per-model charge.
Note that costs for testing and certification vary widely by product category. In addition, some CBs offer combined testing and certification services. Contact CBs directly for more specific information.