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Scheme active from May 2008

This is a Qualification scheme for Individuals

Primary Contact for the Scheme

Antonio Joyce

LNEG

Senior Research of LNEG

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Portugal – Technician / Installer of Bioenergy Systems/ Solar Photovoltaic/ Solar Thermal Systems/ Wind Turbine Systems/ Renewable Thermal Energy Systems


For all schemes, and depending on the specificity of each technology and installer competences, the goal is:
  • organize and execute the installation,
  • maintenance and repair a system;
  • knowledge of specific legislation and standards;
  • safety regulations;
  • rules for good practice.
And also provide technical assistance to clients, advising on the different options and clarifying doubts about the systems operation and prepare reports and complete technical documentation on the activity performed.
Links to more information about the scheme

National Catalogue of Qualifications – NCQ (in Portuguese): catalogo.anqep.gov.pt/Home/QNQ

Solar Photovoltaic: catalogo.anqep.gov.pt/Qualificacoes/Referenciais/1608 catalogo.anqep.gov.pt/PDF/QualificacaoReferencialPDF/1608/EFA/duplacertificacao/522212_RefEFA

Wind Turbine Systems: catalogo.anqep.gov.pt/Qualificacoes/Referenciais/1607 catalogo.anqep.gov.pt/PDF/QualificacaoReferencialPDF/1607/EFA/tecnologica/522213_RefTec

Technician / Installer / Renewable Thermal Energy Systems: catalogo.anqep.gov.pt/Qualificacoes/Referenciais/1666, that includes: Bioenergy resource: technologies and applications, Biomass combustion systems, principles of operation, installation and maintenance, Solar resource: components and solar thermal systems, solar thermal installation - forced circulation with hydraulic unit not pre-assembled and with thermosiphon circulation, Atmospheric Heat Pumps, Geothermal resource: superficial geothermal systems,

 

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
Biomass EQF L4

Energy Efficiency Fund (FEE)

PPEC - Plan for Promotion of Efficiency in Electric Energy Consumption

Portuguese Carbon Fund (PCF)

Portugal 2020 and other Community financial funds

Renewable Thermal Energy SystemsIt is foreseen a qualification that includes the solar collectors and biomass boilers EQF L4
Solar Photovoltaic EQF L4

Energy Efficiency Fund (FEE)

PPEC - Plan for Promotion of Efficiency in Electric Energy Consumption

Portuguese Carbon Fund (PCF)

Portugal 2020 and other Community financial funds

Solar Thermal EQF L4

Energy Efficiency Fund (FEE)

PPEC - Plan for Promotion of Efficiency in Electric Energy Consumption

Portuguese Carbon Fund (PCF)

Portugal 2020 and other Community financial funds

Wind EQF L4

Energy Efficiency Fund (FEE)

PPEC - Plan for Promotion of Efficiency in Electric Energy Consumption

Portuguese Carbon Fund (PCF)

Portugal 2020 and other Community financial funds

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
This includes examination for qualification.
other Training Duration details The training takes 1225 hours. The Qualifications includes socio-cultural, technological and scientific training. Concerning the practical component, and as the apprenticeship training is carried out alternately, part of the Short Duration Training Unities that integrate the technological training can be developed in a working environment (the training guidelines can be found at www.iefp.pt).
Theory Mandatory
Practical Mandatory
Workplace Learning Optional
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Ongoing Quality Control
The Certification is valid for 16 years plus
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
Documentation required when applying for mutual recognition
Evidence of certification
Evidence of formal training
Declaration
Evidence of quality
Other, please detail Installers need to prove three years of experience.
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
Supplementary evidence details that are expected Personal injury insurance to work at height needs to be given.
Mutual recognition additional information Lei n.º 26/2017 - Recognition of: qualifications; partial access to a regulated profession; work experience in another Member State. The Recognition of professional qualifications allows the installers to practice in the national territory the profession for which he is qualified in the Member State of origin, under the same conditions as the professionals who have acquired the qualifications in that territory, including partial access, even if, if they want to be established in the national territory, without have been previously established in the Member State of origin.
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