Solar Photovoltaic Installation Certificate: This series represents 135 total hours of formal education that thoroughly covers the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis. This certificate acknowledges an understanding of and experience in overall system installation and maintenance. It is designed for the person responsible for installation such as contractor, foreman or supervisor. Successful completion of these courses meets the education eligibility requirement to quality to take the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam.
Courses are approved for Utah DOPL continuing education hours.
CEAE 0100 Electrical Principles for Alternative Energy (45 Hr): Course is full. Next series of classes will begin March 2017. This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of electricity. Subjects include: electron theory; magnetism; electromagnetism; Ohm's Law; series, parallel and multi-wire circuits; protection devices; DC/AC theory; capacitance; indutance; motor, transformer and generator theory; NEC Code navigation; voltage drop; and wire sizing.
CEAE 0200 Basic Photovoltaic Systems (45 Hr): Prereq: CEAE 0100 with C grade or higher or Approval to waive ** This course introduces students to the basic principles of utility interactive photovoltaic system design. Through classroom and hands-on instruction, the course will prepare individuals to conduct site evaluations, prepare a basic electrical and mechanical design and select appropriate PV system components in accordance with the local municipality. Current NEC code updates will also be discussed.
CEAE 0300 Adv. Photovoltaic System (45 Hr): Prereq: Complete CEAE 0200 with C grade or higher. Learn to safely work with PV systems; conduct site assessments; adapt mechanical/electrical designs; perform system checkouts/inspections; design, install, maintain & troubleshoot commercial/off-grid PV, battery based and hybrid systems. Curriculum is in accordance to the local municipality and current NEC code. Students will have hands on experience with a grid tied and off grid systems.
** To waive the pre-requisite, a student must be a currently licensed electrician and submit a copy of their license or may test out by completing the CEAE 0100 Final Exam with a score of 80% or higher.
The full series of courses begins again March 10, 2017 with CEAE 0100, Electrical Principles for Alternative Energy.