Solar Technical Training

DISCOUNT CODE: We offer a discount on registration fees for OSEIA, Energy Trust Solar Trade Allies, Solar Installers of Washington (SIW) and SolarWA members. Please contact OSEIA at outreach@oseia.org for your discount code. We do not issue refunds for training discounts not applied for during the registration process.

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Course Descriptions & Continuing Education

Oregon Courses

  • Solar PV Systems based on the 2017 NEC (8h): The 2017 edition of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code dramatically changes the practical safeguards for PV systems. It introduces more changes to Article 690, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, than any revision cycle since 1984, when the NEC first adopted Article 690.This course will review all of the critical requirements for the proper installation of PV systems by the NEC and will focus on significant changes made in the 2017 versions. Articles to be reviewed include 690 - PV Systems, 691 - Large-Scale PV Electric Power Production Facility (NEW), 705 - Interconnected Electrical Power Production Sources, 706 - Energy Storage Systems (NEW), 710 - Stand-alone Systems (NEW), 712 - DC Microgrids (NEW). The course is intended for: Oregon State Certified Electricians, Electrical Contractors, Electrical Inspectors, Building Officials, Engineers and Designers.  

    • CEU: This course is eligible for 8 hours NABCEP credit and 4 hours Code Related + 4 hours Code Change OR BCD credit.
  • Solar PV Systems Best Practices & Energy Trust Installation Requirements (4h) :The Solar PV Systems Best Practices will provide participants with knowledge of the industry's current best practices and Energy Trust of Oregon's current installation requirement to ensure consistent and uniform installations for Photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course will be focused on the current products, safety practices and installation requirements. The course is intended for code electrical contractors, solar installers, building officials, engineers and designers and to better understand current installation best practices and Energy Trust Installation requirements
    • CEU: This course is eligible for 4h NABCEP credit.  2h Code Related OR BCD credits.
  • Solar PV Systems Operations & Maintenance (2h): The two-hour Solar PV Systems Operations and Maintenance course will provide participants with knowledge of the industry's current best practices to ensure consistent and uniform installation and inspection methods for Photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course will be focused on the current products, safety practices and installation requirements. The course is intended for code electrical contractors, solar installers, building officials, engineers and designers and to better understand current installation and O&M practices for PV systems.
    • CEU: This course is eligible for 2h NABCEP credit.  

Washington Courses

  • Code Compliance in Installation, Operations, and Maintenance (4h): This 4 hour cause is designed to aid those inspecting, commissioning, and maintaining PV systems in verifying compliance with the requirements of NFPA 70, the National Electric Code (NEC) as well as other building codes where applicable.  The course will focus on the common areas where violations of codes occur in interactive (grid-tied) PV system installations and system design.  Proper inspection and enforcement of the codes surrounding PV system installations and design will lead to safer PV systems by reducing the risks of fires and electrical shock.  

      • Credit Type & Hours: This course is eligible for 4 hours NABCEP credit and 4 hours Industry Related for Electrical and Trainees from WA Dept of L&I.
      • Course Type: Both Electrical & Electrical Basic Classroom are taught.  Trainees plan to take an exam immediately following the course.
  • Solar PV Systems based on the 2017 NEC (8h): The 2017 edition of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code dramatically changes the practical safeguards for PV systems. It introduces more changes to Article 690, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, than any revision cycle since 1984, when the NEC first adopted Article 690.This course will review all of the critical requirements for the proper installation of PV systems by the NEC and will focus on significant changes made in the 2017 versions. Articles to be reviewed include 690 - PV Systems, 691 - Large-Scale PV Electric Power Production Facility (NEW), 705 - Interconnected Electrical Power Production Sources, 706 - Energy Storage Systems (NEW), 710 - Stand-alone Systems (NEW), 712 - DC Microgrids (NEW). The course is intended for: Washington State Certified Electricians, Electrical Contractors, Electrical Inspectors, Building Officials, Engineers and Designers.  

      • Credit Type & Hours: This course is eligible for 8 hours NABCEP credit and 8 hours NEC Code for Electrical and 8 hours Industry Related Electrical for Electrical Basic Classroom from WA Dept of L&I.
      • Course Type: Both Electrical & Electrical Basic Classroom are taught.  Trainees plan to take an exam immediately following the course.
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