The national Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program has existed in some form in Australia for 20 years with engagement by New Zealand agencies for the last 15 years. For much of this time, the regulatory agencies managing the Program have undertaken verification testing to check if suppliers are complying with mandatory standards. This document is in PDF format, for a Word version click here. The manner in which equipment is chosen for verification testing is the subject of this report. The selection criteria (as well as the verification test processes) have evolved over time but with the Australian Government announcing plans to administer Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards legislation in Australia it is timely to look again at the appropriateness of the selection criteria. These selection criteria were examined against criteria used by comparable schemes overseas and by other regulatory agencies in Australia. The existing selection criteria match closely the types of criteria used by comparable programs and were found to have served the Program well over this time. The existing criteria have assisted regulatory agencies manage the twin objectives of fairly assessing competitor complaints and non-compliance risk. The introduction of a scoring system against specified selection criteria will provide for an enhanced selection process and greater transparency of the selection process for products undergoing verification testing. The process of selecting products for testing will be changed to ensure that there is a spread of testing across all equipment types regulated under the Program. A scoring system will be implemented using the range of selection criteria to identify and rank products that pose the greatest risk to the program. The use of the scoring system will also help to improve transparency and disclosure surrounding the use of selection criteria.