PV401 Advanced Field Training
PV 401 Advanced Field Training
PV 401 Real world on the job solar installation, training, and experience is the most important part of your solar education. Only the US Solar Institute puts you into the field with the installing contractor on fully permitted, contracted and engineered jobs as part of your solar training. You will help design, build, install, commission, program, and maintain photovoltaic power systems during this dynamic course. Upon completion you will have earned the most solar career relevant diploma in the country – A US Solar Institute Diploma in Photovoltaics.
To become a qualified Florida solar contractor one must have a minimum of one year of on-the-job proven experience working in the solar installation and/or the solar construction industry. Many require one to be a solar panel installer, solar project manager or a solar energy superintendent working in the solar installation field prior to being eligible for licensure. We can help give you that experience in PV 401.
At US Solar Institute completing the prerequisites (PV-201 & 301) as well as a earning your Certified OSHA 30 hour card allows our students to sit for the USSolar Certified Solar Apprentice Examination. Once the student completes PV401 they are eligible for a solar internship where we install real world systems where you will work to obtain that experience.
Also due to our vast affiliation agreements a US Solar Institute student is eligible for a solar externship for solar on the job training. US Solar Institute has affiliation relationships with several contractors, utility companies, manufacturing, engineering and governmental offices in need of qualified solar apprentices. See class photos on our Facebook page!
Upcoming PV 401 Schedule (These dates are tentative and are dependent on scheduled projects and sufficient enrollment. Always contact USSI before registering for the Diploma Program and PV 401)
- August 19 – August 23, 2013 (THIS CLASS IS FULL)
- November 18 – November 22, 2013 (Must have completed PV101, OSHA, PV201, and PV301 prior to taking PV401)
Note: Many of our affiliate partnership corporations use this course as a skill set evaluation prior to full-time employment. Also, this serves the requirement for unemployment, veteran’s administration and other vocational grants. See pictures of our students in action on our Facebook page!