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Scheme active from March 2013

This is a Certification scheme for Individuals

Primary Contact for the Scheme

Carl-Martin Johborg

Swedish Energy Agency

Programme Manager

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Sweden – Certification of installers of -scale renewable energy technologies


A voluntary person certification scheme including the competences dimensioning, optimizing, maintenance and installation of small-scale solar heating, photo voltaics, heat pumps and biomass boilers. Examination and certification bodies must be accredited by the Swedish Board for accreditation and Conformity Assessment (Swedac).
Links to more information about the scheme

energimyndigheten.se/fornybart/certifiering-av-installatorer-av-fornybar-energi

boverket.se/sv/lag--ratt/forfattningssamling/gallande/cin---bfs-20133

 

Certification Bodies

incert.se

Certification Providers

incert.se


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
Biomass Voluntary EQF L3
Ground Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L3
Shallow Geothermal Voluntary EQF L3
Solar Photovoltaic Voluntary EQF L3
Solar Thermal Voluntary EQF L3
Water Heat Pump Voluntary EQF L3
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 No
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? 3-5 years
Final comments on Competencies To receive the certificate the installer must have worked with installations for three years during a five year period.
Theory Mandatory
Practical Mandatory
Workplace Learning Not Required
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
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
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

The competences required for the installer and the requirements on certification bodies are regulated by the regulations within the provided links below.

boverket.se/sv/lag--ratt/forfattningssamling/gallande/cin---bfs-20133

riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-Lagar/Lagar/Svenskforfattningssamling/Forordning-2012970-om-certi_sfs-2012-970

notisum.se/rnp/sls/sfs/20150529.pdf

Also ISO 17024 is relevant as the certification bodies needs to fulfil the requirements in the standard and must be accredited by Swedish Board for accreditation and Conformity Assessment (Swedac).
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