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This is a Certification scheme for Individuals

Primary Contact for the Scheme

Charalampos Malamatenios

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)

Head of CRES Training Department

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Greece – Current scheme is under consultation

Officially there is not an established certification scheme in Greece. Such schemes are going to be introduced in the future. This issue is currently being dealt with by a Committee that was set up by the Ministry of Environment & Energy (MEE). A relevant 'feasibility study' is expected to launch to investigate the possibilities of a certification scheme.


Certification Bodies

The 'official' competent body of the Greek State is EOPPEP: eoppep.gr/index.php/en

For schemes not functioning under the auspices of EOPPEP, certification of qualifications can provide the members of HellasCert: hellascert.gr/en/site/index.html

Certification Providers

EOPPEP: eoppep.gr/index.php/en

Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), for accreditation of certification providers: esyd.gr/portal/p/esyd/en/index.jsp

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 Voluntary
Ground Heat Pump Voluntary
Shallow Geothermal Voluntary
Solar Photovoltaic Voluntary
Solar Thermal 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
Ongoing Costs in order to be Certified/Qualified
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? less than 3 months
Theory Mandatory
Practical Mandatory
Workplace Learning Optional
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Not Required
Ongoing Quality Control Not Required
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
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

Firstly the Occupational Profiles of the relevant professions / specialties (e.g. plumbers, electricians, installers of burners, refrigeration technicians, ...) need to be revised / updated (to include the tasks specifically oriented to the installation of RES systems). This has to be done according to the provisions of the Common Ministerial Decree 110998/2006.

According to the methodology adopted by Greece (i.e. by the Greek competent body, the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance - EOPPEP) the Occupational (Job) Profiles are analysed in Tasks & Functions of the professions, which are further 'translated' to Learning Outcomes (LOs).

All info regarding the legislation concerning the vocational training (formal - initial, non-formal, etc.) can be found in EOPPEP's website: eoppep.gr/index.php/en