The solar energy sector is a growing industry where the quality of installations can vary. To ensure a high quality of installations, Svensk Solenergi (Swedish Solar Energy Association) offers certification to installer professionals. Therefore, by choosing a member organization of Svensk Solenergi with certified installers, you are assured that a safe work environment is in place, and that the installation is well-executed.
Solar Installation – is your installer certified?
There are explicit regulations for installing solar cells, including building permits, registration of the installation, self-audit of electrical works, and a required plan for the work environment. However, despite these regulations, every fourth electrical installation is performed by companies and persons not registered with the Swedish Electrical Safety Agency nor registered in a company’s inspection program.
We want to acknowledge certified installers who fulfill the skills and knowledge required to carry out quality installations. Individual installer professionals with a valid certification can use this certification mark:
The candidate must take a theoretical exam within the designated time limit of 60 minutes to acquire certification. The exam is carried out on Svensk Solenergi’s web-based platform and includes questions relevant for the installation professionals such as design of the work environment, electrical safety, regulations for electrical installations, laying cables, DC connections, markings, and self-audit. Certification by Svensk Solenergi requires a passed exam and verified practical experience from a previous or current employer. Candidates can take the exam up to 5 times and must have a minimum of 70% correct answers to receive a passing score. The questions are not distributed before the exam.
The exam consists of 50 randomly selected questions sourced from our question database covering the following areas:
Work environment and safety
Product and DC design
Mechanical attachments and fittings, ballast, and knowledge about rooftops
Electrical installation laws and regulations
Other topics include self-audit schemes, documentation, electrical safety, laying cables, connectors, and mounting systems
If a candidate challenges the examinations questions and answers after the exam, a technical committee (see below) decides about the scoring.
You can see who is certified, their employer, and their email on this web page. The question database is based on the new SIS manual,”Handbok för montering av utanpåliggande solpaneler på yttertak” * SIS HB 537, 2021, and related documents, including SEK Handbok 457 Solceller.
Notification about exam scores is sent out via email. If the candidate has passed the exam, the installer’s name will be included in the list of certified installers on our website. No physical/paper certificate is provided.
NOTE: new users applying to take the certification exam are uploaded into the system on average once a week. If the exam is scheduled for a designated time for a group and login details need to be synchronized and coordinated, please contact our organization.
Training and experience requirements
There are no formal requirements for certification, but documentation must be verified. You may have trained and gained experience in different ways, such as through employment or education. A supervising colleague must verify your experience in the application form when applying for certification. Practical experience should primarily be verified by a current or previous employer. In the case of extended practical training, the trainer can verify your experience. To validate the applicant’s experience, some of the documentation is randomly selected for review after the theoretical exam.
Validity of Certification
The certification is valid for 5 years after the date of issuance, and only the certified installer may use the credential. Recertification is required after the certificate has expired.
There are two options to pay for certification:
Annual subscriptions: only available for member companies within Svensk Solenergi
Individual certification: onetime fee for individuals of a member organization and non-member companies
For member companies
Annual certification subscription fee 2022
Member level Bronze: 5,000 SEK (excluding VAT) for 3 certifications
Other member companies: 20,000 SEK (excluding VAT) for an unlimited number of certifications during the current year.
Steps for member companies to get started with a subscription: