Frequently Asked Questions


Is this the right course for me?  
The 5-day training course is intended for contractors looking to add solar to their service offerings: electricians, engineers, general contractors, roofers, etc.  Others with a background in solar, or a passion for renewable energy will also benefit from the course.  The course is not intended for those looking for a general overview, an academic approach, sales specific skills, or a technical examination of solar technologies. 

What if I have not electrical or construction experience at all?
In most classes there are both people with electrical or construction experience and those that have none. The course is geared toward the NABCEP Entry Level learning objectives. Students with no experience in the field will get a lot out of the class and build a strong foundation for involvement in the solar industry.

Are there any prerequisites for the course? 
While there are no specific prerequisites for the course, a good working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry are helpful in the design portion of the course.  A basic understanding of electricity is also recommended.  


What is included?  
Your tuition fee includes instruction, all course materials, in addition to lunch and refreshments on all 5 days.  All students that successfully complete OSA's 5-Day PV Design _ Installation Course will receive the "Solar Professional Certificate: Level One" from Solar Academy International (SAI). 

What should I bring?   
Bring a calculator. A standard one is fine, but a scientific calculator can be helpful for calculating angles quickly.  If you own a Volt/Amp meter capable of measuring AC and DC current you can bring it along. There will be some available in class. 

Where can I stay?
For those needing accommodations, we have arranged special hotel rates at our training venues. 
Call the hotel (Toll-free: 1-877-474-6835 or 416-449-4111) and ask for the Ontario Solar Academy rate. For more information, click here.


What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
Please refer to Solar Academy's Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy, by clicking here.