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Scheme active from April 2013

This is a Certification scheme for Individuals

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Maya Eneva

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Bulgaria – Qualification scheme: Vocational education and training

Acquiring professional qualification in approved training programs for the profession "Technician of Renewable Energy Sources" - code 522030 - Third degree and profession "Mounting of Renewable Energy Sources" - code 522040 - Second degree. Vocational training courses for part of a profession for the acquisition or upgrading of the respective profession. The training is licensed by the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET), provided to us after the development of programs, qualified lecturers' teams and practical training facilities.
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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
Biomass Mandatory
Hydro Mandatory
Shallow Geothermal Mandatory
Solar Photovoltaic Mandatory
Solar Thermal Mandatory
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 €0 - €1,000
Ongoing Costs in order to be Certified/Qualified
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? 1-2 years
Theory Mandatory
Practical Mandatory
Workplace Learning Mandatory
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Not Required
Ongoing Quality Control Not Required
The Certification is valid for 0 - 2 years
Requalification is required
Inspections of the installers work are carried out
Evaluation of wider standards
Frequency 5-7 years
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
Details It is carried out under the conditions and by the order of the Law for the recognition of professional qualifications for access to and pursuit of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria
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
Supplementary evidence details that are expected I don't know
Energy from Renewable Sources Act ORDINANCE № 40 of 9.01.2012 for the acquisition of Qualification in the profession "Energy Technician and Technician" Installations " ORDINANCE № 41 of 9.01.2012 for the acquisition of Qualification for the profession "Power Plant and Power Plant Installations "