New solar certification now available across Canada
Posted on December 22, 2011 8:13 am
A personnel certification program for journeyperson electricians installing and maintaining solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Canada is now open to anybody who wishes to earn it.
Launched in September 2011, the program is the mechanism through which CSA Standards, a leading standards-based solutions organization, assesses and formally recognizes that candidates have demonstrated measurable knowledge within the PV area by passing an assessment against objectively identified criteria. CSA’s approach adheres to the ISO 17024 international standard for certifying bodies.
The program was developed by CSA with the financial support of the National Electrical Trade Council.
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario/International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Construction Council of Ontario (ECAO/IBEW-CCO) is the first in Ontario to have its solar PV training curriculum recognized by the CSA.