Code officials and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) provide a critical link in the process of PV installation applications and the permitting process. The SITN is substantially increasing the reach and scale of solar training available to these individuals through the Photovoltaic Online Training course.
Developed as part of IREC’s role as the National Administrator of the SITN, PV Online Training instructs users in reliable field inspection practices and endorses efficient permit processes for residential PV installations.
The PV Online Training course covers major topics of concern for field inspection and expedited permitting through seven online training modules. Six learning modules use traditional linear online training approaches presenting content with text, 2D media and video with narration. The seventh module uses a 3D immersive game-based framework. Topics include:
- Roof Mounted Arrays and Wire Management
- Electrical for Roof and Ground Mounted Arrays
- Specifics of Ground Mounted Arrays
- Appropriate Signage
- Equipment Ratings
- Expedited Permitting
Upon completion of the course with passing scores on the lesson assignment quizzes, students can apply for Continuing Education Credits from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).