SWCC assesses applications and issues certificates for performance and safety of wind turbines in accordance with the specified standards for each turbine category. Applicants begin the process by submitting a Notice of Intent to Submit an Application where the details of the wind turbine and proposed test plans are presented. After the turbine has been tested and evaluated per the specified standard and reporting is complete, the certification applicant submits test reports and other application materials to SWCC to complete the application process. The SWCC Certification Commission makes the final certification decision. Once a product has been certified, SWCC issues a certificate, summary report, and consumer label.