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Primary Contact for the Scheme

Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism

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Cyprus – Qualification Scheme for small scale RES installers (Αναγνώριση Προσόντων Εγκαταστατών μικρής κλίμακας Συστημάτων Ανανεώσιμων Πηγών Ενέργειας)


The competent authority is the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. The competent authority approves the training and examination bodies for small scale RES installers as well as for the establishment and maintenance of the relevant registry of installers. The scheme operates on a voluntary basis and is addressed explicitly to individuals. The installers are obliged to undertake both theoretical and practical training. The training course will end with an examination leading to the qualification. The installer submits all relevant documents to the competent authority in order to register in the registry of the qualified installers.
Links to more information about the scheme

mcit.gov.cy

 

Certification Bodies

pvtechnology.ucy.ac.cy

cea.org.cy

mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/kepa/kepa_new.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?OpenDocument

Certification Providers

Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism

Example Certificates

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 ... Under 30 kW Voluntary ... Refrigeration engineer
Biomass ... Under 30 kW Voluntary ... Pipe fitter, Heating engineer, Technician of sanitary and heating or cooling equipment
Ground Heat Pump ... Under 30 kW Voluntary ... Refrigeration engineer
Shallow Geothermal ... Under 30 kW Voluntary ... Refrigeration engineer
Solar Photovoltaic ... Under 30 kW Voluntary

Support scheme for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources for own use: covers all installations of net-metering and self-generation photovoltaic systems (with power up to 30kW)

http://www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/mcit.nsf/All/3014DFAB3B5A56F5C225811A00337066?OpenDocument

Support scheme for installation of net-metering PV systems in public schools

Financial support scheme for the installation/replacement of solar water heaters

http://www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/mcit.nsf/All/9097394350BF2C1DC2257EB4004A0668?OpenDocument

Solar Thermal ... Under 30 kW Voluntary

Support scheme for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources for own use: covers all installations of net-metering and self-generation photovoltaic systems (with power up to 30kW)

http://www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/mcit.nsf/All/3014DFAB3B5A56F5C225811A00337066?OpenDocument

Support scheme for installation of net-metering PV systems in public schools

Financial support scheme for the installation/replacement of solar water heaters

http://www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/mcit.nsf/All/9097394350BF2C1DC2257EB4004A0668?OpenDocument

Water Heat Pump ... Under 30 kW Voluntary ... Refrigeration engineer
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
Ongoing Costs in order to be Certified/Qualified Yes
Registration fee be paid to the competent authority for registration.
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? less than 3 months
other Training Duration details The minimum duration of a training course is 40 hours
Theory Mandatory
Practical Mandatory
Workplace Learning Not Required
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Not Required
Ongoing Quality Control Not Required
The Certification is valid for 6 - 10 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
None
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

The mutual recognition applies, likewise the scheme, only for individuals.

The applicant for mutual recognition submit to the competent authority the required documentation set by the regulations ΚΔΠ374/2015-which includes

Filled application

Receipt for paying registration fee

Confirmation of VAT registration for oneself/ or ones employer

Copy of his ID card or Passport

Curriculum of the training program he concluded

Certificate of succeeding in the examinations by approved body of his country

The competent authority must verify that the certification is issued by the appointed competent authority of other MS to proceed with the registration

Supplementary documentation:

Certification of RES Installer by the competent authority of his country translated in one of the republics official languages

The competent authority may require the following:

Certification of Attending certain training modules as requested

Verification of succeeding in the theoretical and practical part of the examination as requested

Workplace learning under the guidance of a registered Installer of RES for a period between 6 to 12 months

Documentation required when applying for mutual recognition
Evidence of certification
Evidence of formal training
Declaration
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
Other
Expected to demonstrate language ability
Expected to demonstrate insurance

Law on the Promotion and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources of 2013 - Ν112(Ι)/2013

Regulations for the Promotion and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources of (Certification of Installers of small scale renewable energy systems ) of 2015 - ΚΔΠ374/2015

Ministerial Decree for Promotion and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (Compliance criteria for training and examination bodies for the certification of installers of small scale renewable energy systems) of 2017-ΚΔΠ25/2017.

Ministerial Decree for Promotion and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (Examination syllabus for installers of small scale biomass boilers and stoves, heat pumps ,shallow geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems) of 2017-ΚΔΠ26/2017.

mcit.gov.cy/mcit/mcit.nsf/All/DA95BC15B8214927C2257E35004911D3?OpenDocument

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