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Scheme active from December 2012

This is a Certification scheme for Companies

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Kåre Groes

Danish Energy Agency

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Denmark – Approval for renewable energy sources installer

The scheme operating in Denmark is a voluntary company certification scheme. Companies may recieve an approval to call themselves 'renewable energy sources installer' from the Danish Energy Agency, which forms part of the Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate. In order to recieve the approval companies must have at least one person who has passed the training course of a renewable energy sources technology in question (e.g. solar PV). And the company must have a quality assurance system inspected by an independent inspection body on a regular basis. The training equals the demands of the RES directive's annex IV.
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Certification Bodies







Certification Providers

The body issuing approval as renewable energy sources installers in Denmark is the Danish Energy Agency: ens.dk

In order to act as an inspecition body for renewable energy sources installers an approval from the Danish Safety Technology Authority is required. sik.dk/Virksomhed/Autorisation-el-vvs-og-kloak/Kontrolinstanser/Godkendte-kontrolinstanser

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 EQF L5
Biomass Not applicable EQF L5
Ground Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L5
Micro Combined Not applicable EQF L5
Shallow Geothermal Voluntary EQF L5
Solar Photovoltaic Voluntary EQF L5
Solar Thermal Voluntary EQF L5
Water Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L5
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
It is on average 400 Euros per technology. There are four possible technologies as geothermal and heat pumps require the same training.
Ongoing Costs in order to be Certified/Qualified Yes
Costs to pay the inspection body who inspect the installer's mandatory quality assurance system. There are six different inspection bodies and their prices are not regulated as they are competing against each other.
other Training Duration details 4 days and 1 day of examination. It is a 5 ECTS point seminar per technology. You do not have to be a certified plumber or electrician to enter the seminar but you must have at least corresponding skills. Plumber and electrician is in Denmark is a 4 year education process
Theory Mandatory
Practical Not Required
Workplace Learning Not Required
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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
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
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
Mutual recognition additional information In Denmark there is a distinction between installers who come on a temporary basis and installers who want to establish themselves in Denmark. Installers who want to provide services on a temporary basis are free to be included on the Danish list of installers. Installers who want to establish themselves in Denmark must apply for an approval to do so from the Danish Energy Agency. In this context they may use their training diploma from their home state to document that they have fulfilled the training requirement.
Legislation passed by the Danish Parliament authorises the minister for energy, utilities and climate to issue delegated acts to implement the scheme.

The law: retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=141512

Delegated act: retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=158160

Revision of delegated act: retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=158738