The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 158 announced Thursday that 15 members completed a training course on installing solar power systems.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Certificate of
Knowledge exam comes after a 45-hour comprehensive course covering Jim Dunlop’s “Photovoltaic Systems.” The curriculum combines a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on activity. Journeyman electricians are instructed in all facets of PV installations, including solar theory, system design, safety, code and troubleshooting.
Due to the advanced nature of the course, it is limited to individuals possessing a journeyman electrician’s certification, which includes a minimum of 10,000 hours of electrical construction experience.