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Scheme active from January 2001

This is a Certification scheme for Individuals

Austria – Certified heat pump/solar thermal/photovoltaic/Comfort Ventilation Installer and planner

In Austria, AIT is one of the key players in the educational and vocational training sector for renewable energies for practitioners but also planners, energy consultants and architects with more than 12 years of experience. Some 4,500 participants have already successfully completed the national and international training courses in order to gain direct access to the latest trends and technological innovations giving them a clear competitive edge in their industry. The comprehensive training programmes are complemented by the option to obtain a personal certification after predefined conditions, which provides a visible sign of a strong commitment to quality and sustainability, and creates additional competitive advantages. The first... Read more
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Supported Technology,
Size and Possibility of Financial Support
Are any other qualifications required to practice?
Technology Size Min and Max sizes Necessity of Cert./ Qual. Is the scheme mandatory or voluntary for the technology listed? Supporting financial schemes? Are there any supporting financial schemes? Necessity for financial support Is it mandatory to be certified to qualify for the financial incentive? EQF What level of education according to European Qualifications Framework is the scheme equivalent to? [?] Plumber Is the supporting qualification as a plumber required? Electrician Is the supporting qualification as an electrician required? Parts Is a specializiation in the companents required as a supporting qualification? Other Other requirement details Financial Schemes
Air Heat Pump Voluntary
Ground Heat Pump Voluntary
Comfort ventilation installer Voluntary
Shallow Geothermal Voluntary
Solar Photovoltaic Voluntary
Solar Thermal Voluntary
Water Heat Pump Voluntary
Legislation, subsidies and standards
Costs/Benefit analysis (eg. payback period)
Design (appropriate design of system dependent in relation to targeted heating system)
Installation (actual installation process)
Commissioning (ensure effective commissioning of system for optimal performance)
Monitoring (operational or performance monitoring)
Maintenance (understanding of maintenance and warranty based issues)
Average training cost €1,001 - €3,000
Ongoing Costs in order to be Certified/Qualified Yes
Re-Certification costs 260 Euro
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? less than 3 months
Theory Mandatory
Practical Mandatory
Workplace Learning Not Required
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Not Required
Ongoing Quality Control Mandatory
The Certification is valid for 3 - 5 years
Requalification is required
Inspections of the installers work are carried out
Evaluation of wider standards
A financial penalty could apply
Retraining may be required
Suspension from the scheme
Exclusion from the scheme
Damage to the renewable energy system
Damage to wider energy infrastructure within end-users’ home
Structural or building damage
Significant degradation in system performance
Poor consumer code of conduct
There is an established process for mutual recognition

The process is: Apply, check the theoretical knowledge, check the diploma and work experience, pass the exam in Austria and then apply for certification

Documentation required when applying for mutual recognition
Evidence of certification
Evidence of formal training
Evidence of quality
Additional tests or monitoring expected when applying for mutual recognition
An aptitude test
Undergo a period of monitoring
Demonstrate continuous professional development
Evidence of quality of installations
Expected to demonstrate language ability
Expected to demonstrate insurance
Accredited Certification Body for Persons (EN ISO/IEC 17024:2003) After succesfully passing the final examination and fulfilling all other criterias a certification in the respective subject can be requested. To attend the final examination a confirmation of attendance of the AIT course or comparable educations is needed. As the AIT is an accredited body for the certification of persons according to EN17024, the certificate handed out by AIT is an official publicly recognised document. The validity of the certification lasts 3 years.