Training programme for the certification of photovoltaic system installation professionals

Training programme for the certification of photovoltaic system installation professionals

 

  1. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM INSTALLATION PROFESSIONALS

 

Conditions for performance of the activities

Consent for implementation of the Training programme is granted to the legal person that meets the following criteria:

  1. Employs or provides in another manner professional persons who will lead the theoretical and practical part of training and verification of the knowledge of certified installation professionals for renewable energy sources – photovoltaic systems
  • Professional persons who will lead the theoretical part of training and verification of knowledge are persons having a minimum of a completed undergraduate and graduate university study or integrated undergraduate and graduate university study and thus attaining the academic title of Master of Engineering in the technical professions: mechanical or electrical engineering, or those who have completed specialist graduate professional study to attain the professional title of professional Specialist of Engineering in the technical fields, if in the entire duration of study they attained a minimum of 300 ECTS credits or who according to previous education programmes attained the academic title of Bachelor of Engineering in the technical fields: mechanical or electrical engineering, and who have a minimum of ten years of experience in the professions
  • Professional persons to lead the practical part of training and knowledge verification are persons having completed secondary school professional education in the electrical or mechanical specialisations, with a minimum of ten years of work experience in the profession, of which three years in the area of photovoltaic systems, or those with completed undergraduate university or professional study and attaining the academic or professional title of Bachelor of Engineering of the technical professions: mechanical or electrical engineering, if during the entire course of study they achieved a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, or according to previous education programs attained the academic or professional title of Engineer in the technical fields: mechanical or electrical professions, and which have a minimum of five years of work experience in the profession, of which three years in the area of photovoltaic systems
  • Professional persons to lead the theoretical and practical part of training and knowledge verification in the area of occupational safety are persons who have completed undergraduate professional study, in which they attained the professional title of Bachelor of Engineering in Safety and Protection, if during the entire course of study they achieved a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, or who according to previous education programmes attained the professional title of Safety Engineer, and who have a minimum of five years of work experience in the profession, or who have at least completed undergraduate university or professional study and attained the academic or professional title of university or professional Bachelor of Engineering of the technical fields: mechanical or electrical engineering, if during the entire course of study they achieved a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, or who according to previous education programmes attained the academic or professional title of Engineer in the technical fields: mechanical or electrical engineering, or is a teacher of practical courses in the corresponding field, and who has passed the professional examination for occupational safety pursuant to the regulations from the area of occupational safety training, or have completed the appropriate specialist training from the area of occupational safety at legal persons registered for the activity of adult education pursuant to authorisation of the minister responsible for education, and which have a minimum of five years of work experience in the profession
  1. Possesses technically equipped premises for implementing the Training programme
  • Technically equipped premises are considered a work area with a slanted or flat roof, with a protective fence, and specialised classroom for electrical engineering and measurements with equipment: panel, computer, LCD projector, programme package for the simulation of photovoltaic system operation, PV modules with a minimum of six connected pieces and a minimal total strength of a solar power plant 1.2 kWp, alternator, DC cabinet with fuses and overvoltage protection, AC cabinet with fuses and overvoltage protection, induction engine counter for alternating current, photovoltaic lines, connection tools, PV module panel, alternator, DC and AC cabinets, installation tubes, PVC channels, assembly tools, temperature sensors, aerometer, pyranometer
  1. Employs an administrative person to keep records and perform other administrative tasks
  2. Have a full-time employee to run the Training programme.

 

  1. PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS INSTALLATION

Training body issues the Certificate for photovoltaic system installation to a natural person meeting the following criteria:

  1. Possesses qualifications of level 4.1 of the Croatian Qualifications Framework (3rd level professional qualifications according to the old National Classification of Professions): three-year professional education of the electrical engineering specialisation, with a minimum of five years of work experience in the profession, or
  2. Possesses qualifications of level 4.2. of the Croatian Qualifications Framework (4th level professional qualifications according to the old National Classification of Professions): four-year professional education of the electrical engineering specialisation, with a minimum of three years of work experience in the profession, or
  3. Possesses qualifications of level 5 of the Croatian Qualifications Framework (4th or higher level professional qualifications according to the old National Classification of Professions): professional study, university undergraduate study, university graduate study, etc. in the field of electrical engineering, with a minimum of two years of work experience in the profession, or
  4. Completed the Training programme, or
  5. Passed the knowledge verification consisting of theoretical and practical parts, pursuant to the Training programme
  6. Possesses the medical confirmation of capability for performing works at heights greater than 3 m.

 

Note: A natural person who has been issued the Certificate for photovoltaic system installation may not, as a natural person (certified installation profession) perform the works of photovoltaic system installation, but must be an employee of the contractor. The contractor is a legal person or natural person-craftsman, registered for performance of activities in construction, or for the execution of works that meet the conditions stipulated by the regulations.

 

Required documentation

For the body providing the Training programme:

  1. Photocopy of the diploma or certificate of professional persons who will implement the Training and professional development programmes
  2. Curriculum vitae of professional persons to implement the Training and professional development programmes
  3. Photocopy of the confirmation of the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund on the legal employment status and years of service, or electronic record of legal employment status (electronic record on data listed in the CPIF records) of the professional persons to implement the Training programme
  4. detailed Training programme, with planned list of hours according to Appendix 1 of the Ordinance on conditions and benchmarks for establishing a system for quality works and services for certified installation professions of renewable energy sources – photovoltaic systems (OG 56/15)
  5. content and manner of implementing the verification of knowledge of attendees of the Training programme
  6. proof of ownership, lease or right of use of the necessary space for implementation of the Training programme
  7. notarised statement that the legal person possesses the technically equipped premises for implementation of the Training programme
  8. labour contract of the lecturer in the Training programme for those not employed with the body providing the Training programme
  9. proof of payment of the administrative fee

 

for natural persons (installation professionals) who submit the application to the body providing the Training programme:

  1. photocopy of the appropriate certificate or diploma
  2. photocopy of the confirmation of the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund on the legal employment status and years of service, or electronic record of the legal employment status (electronic record on data from the CPIF records) or confirmation of the employer on work experience in the profession
  3. description of the work experience in the profession
  4. for persons who have completed the appropriate programme of formal adult education: photocopy of the document that proves that the person completed the corresponding programme of formal adult education, photocopy of the Certificate of successful completion of the training programme, photocopy of the appropriate certificate or diploma that shows the person possesses a minimum of qualification level 4.1. of the Croatian Qualifications Framework (three-year secondary school education), description of the work experience on tasks of installing photovoltaic systems; photocopy of the confirmation of the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund on the legal employment status and years of service or electronic record of the legal employment status (electronic record on data from the CPIF records) or confirmation of the employer of work experience on tasks of photovoltaic system installation
  5. medical confirmation of the capability of performing works at heights greater than 3 m

 

Natural persons from other EU Member States, or natural persons from Croatia, are issued the Confirmation for the performance of installation works for photovoltaic systems in Croatia pursuant to a certificate issued in another Member State if:

Possess a certificate for the installation of photovoltaic systems issued in another European Union Member State that is compliant with the criteria listed in Article 14 and Appendix IV of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC.

 

Required documentation

For natural persons:

  1. application from Appendix 3 of the Ordinance on conditions and benchmarks for establishing a system for quality works and services for certified installation professions of renewable energy sources – photovoltaic systems (OG 56/15)
  2. certificate issued by another Member State
  3. written statement of the body issuing the certificate that the certificate has been issued in accordance with the criteria stipulated in Article 14 and Appendix IV of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC

 

All appendices to the application must be accompanied by a certified Croatian translation.

 

Fee

HRK 70 administrative fee for the submission of the application for granting consent for the implementation of the Training programme

 

Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning

Ulica Republike Austrije 20, Zagreb

energetska.ucinkovitost@mgipu.hr

 

 

Ordinance on conditions and benchmarks for establishing a system for quality works and services for certified installation professions of renewable energy sources – photovoltaic systems (OG 56/15)

 

Authorisation for the performance of activities

Decision on issuing authorisation for the implementation of the Training programme for the certification of photovoltaic system installation professionals

  • authorisation is issued for a period of ten years

 

Certificate for installation works for photovoltaic systems

  • certificate is issued by the body providing the Training programme for a period of five years

 

Legal remedy

No appeal is permitted against the decision, however an administrative suit may be filed with the administrative court within 30 days from the date of delivery of the decision.

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