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Course Spotlight: Online Solar Courses for Journeymen and Electrician Trainees

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Harness the power of the sun this summer with WECA and SEI's online solar course offerings, which can be completed poolside if you so desire!

These unique 6-week courses range from introductory level to advanced level training, helping you explore the fundamentals of solar components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems to the inspection, commissioning, performance verification, and troubleshooting of PV systems. You'll work through interactive online activities, PowerPoints, readings, quizzes, exercises, and homework - all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the full duration of the course.

Students who complete these courses successfully will gain not only Electrician Trainee/Continuing Education (ET/CE) hours for California through WECA, but also North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) training hours through SEI.

Successful completion of "Solar Electric Design and Installation", paired with "PV System Fundamentals", qualifies you to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam.

With the need for highly trained PV electricians rapidly growing in California, WECA Curriculum Development Lead Mike Moyer states that "It's great that WECA is able to partner with SEI to offer another way for the WECA community to get solar training. Our apprenticeship program covers solar basics, our existing online self-paced courses "Solar Power for Electricians" and "Faultless Solar" take solar to the next level for Journeyman Electricians and Advanced Electrician Trainees, and now our partnership with SEI allows another level of training for these students, plus the opportunity for NABCEP certification."
To learn more about enrolling in these courses through WECA (enrollment through WECA is necessary for any student desiring State of California Continuing Education or Electrician Trainee hours in addition to the NABCEP hours granted by SEI), please visit WECA's Solar Course CatalogAct now to enroll in these summer courses!