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Scheme active from October 2015

Individual. In accordance to ISO17024

This scheme applies to the following regions:

Primary Contact for the Scheme

Dainis Ozoliņš

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Directive on the promotion of RES (2009/28/EC) in it’s strive to promote the use of energy from renewable sources requires the Member States to have certification schemes or equivalent qualification schemes for installers of RES technology. The Regulated professions in the Field of Architecture and Construction in which the qualification requirements are determined by accredited education programmes and in cases specified by the law – the provisions for professional certification, shall be construction engineer and construction technician (together referred to as construction specialists), (According to Law on the Regulated Professions and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (hereinafter referred to as Law on Recognition, see... Read more

 

Certification Bodies

leb.lv/sert_depart.asp

bleea.lv

lsgutis.lv

Specific terms on evaluation and management of this professional field are elaborated CMR No.610, (see “p” under “Scheme overview”). The assessment of the competence and the supervision of a professional practice of a construction specialist in each professional field is delegated (and payment for the performance of the abovementioned tasks given) to accredited professional institutions (ISO14024) by orders of Cabinet of Ministers: Installers of RES technologies in Latvia fall under three general associations - Latvia's Electricians' Brotherhood ( leb.lv/sert_depart.asp ), Latvian Association of Power Engineers and Energy Constructors ( bleea.lv ) and Latvia Society of Heat, Gas and Water Technology Engineers ( lsgutis.lv ). These certification institutions ensure the quality management of regulated professionals as well as issue their acknowledgement to experts of nonregulated level (if required by the free market).

Certification Providers

latak.lv/index.php?option=com_institucijas&view=institucijas&type=s3&Itemid=462&lang=en


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 ... 1KW Mandatory EQF L8 ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Biomass ... 1KW Mandatory ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Ground Heat Pump ... 1KW Mandatory EQF L7 ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Hydro ... 1KW Mandatory ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Micro Combined ... 1KW Mandatory ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Shallow Geothermal ... 1KW Mandatory ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Solar Photovoltaic ... 1KW Mandatory EQF L4 ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Solar Thermal ... 1KW Mandatory EQF L5 ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Water Heat Pump ... 1KW Mandatory EQF L9 ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
Wind ... 1KW Mandatory EQF L6 ... All work shall be performed under supervision of certified construction specialists who bear full responsibility to develop and carry out a project with all meaningful expertise.
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)
Other Electric safety, safe working environment.
Average training cost
Ongoing Costs in order to be Certified/Qualified Yes
In order to become certified, the installer needs to pay 150€ (CMR No.610, Sec.50 para.1) for examination and issuing of certificate and 44,50€ - 49,00€ annually (CMR No.176, CMR No.180 and CMR No.181, as of 2015) for each specialty.
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? less than 3 months
Theory Not Required
Practical Not Required
Workplace Learning Mandatory
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Mandatory
Ongoing Quality Control Mandatory
The Certification is valid for I don’t know
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
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 conformity of education and professional qualification obtained in foreign states with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia shall be certified by the certificate of the recognition of professional qualification (hereinafter – qualification recognition certificate), which are issued by the institutions referred to in the law or Cabinet regulations. (According to Law on Recognition, Sec. 43)

The Building Specialist Certification Institution (see “a” under “Training and regulation”) shall issue certificates of recognition of professional qualifications in the regulated profession specialities of a civil engineer and construction technician in the appropriate regulated spheres of the accredited fields. (According to Cabinet Regulation No. 886 Regarding the Institutions that Issue Certificates of Recognition in the Regulated Professions for Professional Qualifications Acquired in Foreign States (hereinafter referred to as Regulations No. 886), paras. 23 and 24 )

The Latvian Electroenergy Society’s Certification Bureau shall issue certificates of recognition for professional qualifications in the regulated profession specialities of an electrical engineer, electrical engineering technician and electrical assembler in the appropriate regulated spheres of the accredited fields. (According to Regulations No. 886, para. 30). The front desk in either case shall be the Academic Information Centre (http://www.aic.lv/portal/en)

Documentation required when applying for mutual recognition
Evidence of certification
Evidence of formal training
Declaration
Evidence of quality
Other, please detail copy of passport
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 needed evidence The applicant shall cover the expenditure related to the recognition of the professional qualification of the person. The amount of expenditure as of summer 2016 is € 200 per each professional qualification .
Other
Expected to demonstrate language ability
Expected to demonstrate insurance
Mutual recognition additional information yes

Construction Law available in English: http://vvc.gov.lv/export/sites/default/docs/LRTA/Likumi/Construction_Law.doc

Law on the Regulated Professions and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications available in English: vvc.gov.lv/export/sites/default/docs/LRTA/Likumi/On_the_Regulated_Professions_and_the_Recognition_of_Professional_Qualifications.doc

Regulations regarding competence evaluation of construction specialists and supervision of professional practice (Cabinet of Ministers, 07 . 102014 ., No. 610) available in Latvian only: likumi.lv/ta/id/269494-buvspecialistu-kompetences-novertesanas-un-patstavigas-prakses-uzraudzibas-noteikumi

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