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Scheme active from June 2015

This is a Certification scheme for Individuals

This scheme applies to the following regions:

Emilia e Romagna
Val d'Aosta, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Toscana, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna, Provincia autonoma di Trento, Provincia autonoma di Bolzano
Primary Contact for the Scheme

Anna Moreno


BRICKS Coordinator

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Italy – Qualification schema for RES installers

A national decree has established the rules for the qualification of RES installers. In the following we describe the specific situation in the Lombardia Region. The other Italian regions are very similar. These rules are related to the qualification scheme, the course descriptions and the rules for recurring training of the workers. Not all of the 19 Italian Regions and two autonomous provinces have implemented these rules yet.
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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 EQF L4
Biomass Voluntary EQF L4
Ground Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L4
Shallow Geothermal Voluntary EQF L4
Solar Photovoltaic Voluntary EQF L4
Solar Thermal Voluntary EQF L4
Water Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L4
Click here for more specific information on the regional application of the Italian scheme
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 Yes
The cost for the examination and the annual fee
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? less than 3 months
Final comments on Competencies The certification is only based on 'private certification bodies' and is related to people already working in the field. The qualification, in contrast, is under Regional supervision and does not follow the certification scheam defined by natioanl standard. Usually courses last 3-4 years. However currently there are very few courses providing qualifications for RES installers. Therefore the responses provided in the second half of the questionnaire relates to the private certifiation scheam.
Theory Mandatory
Practical Mandatory
Workplace Learning Optional
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Ongoing Quality Control
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

Italian decree (Attuazione della direttiva 2009/28/CE sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, recante modifica e successiva abrogazione delle direttive 2001/77/CE e 2003/30/CE. (11G0067))


The scheme requires basic crosscutting training for all installers of 20 hours, followed by 60 hours of course related training of which at least 50% has to be practical trainining.