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Scheme active from May 2014

This is a Certification scheme for Individuals

Primary Contact for the Scheme

Ryszard Wnuk

The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency

Chief Adviser to the Management Board for RES

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Poland – Certification of installers in the field of renewable energy


The certificate confirms the formal qualifications to install installations of renewable biomass, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, Heat pumps and shallow geothermal. The certificate is issued for 5 years. The validity of the certificate can be extended for a further period of five years, subject to certain requirements.
Links to more information about the scheme

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Certification Bodies

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Certification Providers

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In Polish law (Act of RES, Article 136 item 3), the certificate may be issued to the installer who: 1. possesses: a) full capability to execute legal acts and use full public rights, b) a document confirming the qualifications associated with the installation of sanitary, energy, heating, cooling or electric equipment or installations, or c) a documented three-year professional experience in the scope of installation or modernisation of sanitary, energy, heating, cooling or electric equipment or installations, or d) a certificate of graduation from at least two-semester post-graduate studies or equivalent studies, whose curriculum was related to the issues contained in the scope of the training programme defined in the regulations issued on the basis of Article 152 item 2, or e) a certificate of completing the training provided by the producer of the specific type of installation of renewable energy source which, in its theoretical and practical part, included the issues of designing, installing, maintenance, modernisation and preserving the due technical status of the renewable energy source installations; 2. was not convicted for an intentional crime by a legally binding court verdict for the offence against the reliability of documents and economic trade; 3. completed the basic training for applicants for the certificate for installers of micro-installation, small installations or installations of renewable energy source, with the total installed heat capacity not higher than 600 kW, confirmed by the certificate, conducted by the accredited training organiser referred to in Article 146 item 1 or in Article 153 item 1, in the scope related to the installation of the specific type of renewable energy source installation; 4. passed the examination conducted by the examination commission referred to in Article 137 item 2, relevant for the specific type of renewable energy source installation, not later than 12 months following the completion of the basic training. Re-training is required when installer want to get new certificate The customers take up private insurance

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 Voluntary EQF L3

The PROSUMENT programme supports development of civil power engineering from renewable energy sources

Biomass Voluntary EQF L3

The PROSUMENT programme supports development of civil power engineering from renewable energy sources

Ground Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L3

The PROSUMENT programme supports development of civil power engineering from renewable energy sources

Shallow Geothermal Voluntary EQF L3

The PROSUMENT programme supports development of civil power engineering from renewable energy sources

Solar Photovoltaic Voluntary EQF L3

The PROSUMENT programme supports development of civil power engineering from renewable energy sources

Solar Thermal Voluntary EQF L3

The PROSUMENT programme supports development of civil power engineering from renewable energy sources

Water Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L3

The PROSUMENT programme supports development of civil power engineering from renewable energy sources

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
Fees charge for:
  • conducting of the examination – not lower than 5% and not higher than 20% of the amount of average wage in national economy announced by the GUS (Central Statistical Office of Poland)
  • issuance of the certificate – not higher than 5% of the amount of average wage in national economy announced by the GUS
  • extension of the certificate validity – not lower than 5 % and not higher than 10% of the amount of average wage in national economy announced by the GUS
  • issuance of the duplicate of the certificate – 50 PLN for each duplicate
  • granting of the accreditation – 150% of the amount of average wage in national economy announced by the GUS
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 Mandatory
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Mandatory
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
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

Persons who are citizens of European Union Member State and persons who are citizens of other states, who are authorised to be employed on the territory of the Republic of Poland, pursuant to international agreements or the European Union legislation, may install micro-installations, small installations or installations of renewable energy source installation with the total installed heat capacity not higher than 600 kW, provided that they hold a valid:

1) certificate or equivalent document issued in such a state, in accordance with the criteria defined in Annex IV to the Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and notify UDT President of their intention to commence the installation of the micro-installation, small installation or installation of renewable energy source installation with the total installed heat capacity not higher than 600 kW, not later than within 30 days prior to the intended day of commencement of the installation, or

2) actual certificate issued by UDT President

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

Act of 10 April 1997 Energy Law Act of 20 February 2015 on renewable energy sources

isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU19970540348

isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU20150000478

There is a system of accreditation. In May 2014 certificates were issued to installers holding diplomas confirming professional qualification in their chosen field. E.g. Diploma confirming they are technical experts in renewable energy equipment and systems or a university diploma or specialisation in any aspect in relation to the installation of renewable energy technology, energy, heating, cooling or electric equipment or installation. In October 2014 the first certificates obtained as a result of training in renewable energy technologies were issues.

14.04.2016 Office of Technical Inspection (UDT) issue 1443 certificates for installers and 60 accreditation of training organizers since the beginning of program. UDT doesn’t collected information about number of installations carried out by certified installers.

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