Colorado issues licenses for electricians and plumbers at the state level. Colorado does not issue a contractor’s license specific to solar at the state level. However, there are local solar specific requirements in some counties (such as El Paso County). All contractors should check with the authority having jurisdiction for solar specific requirements.
All work performed on the AC side of the inverter must be done by an electrical contractor who employs a licensed journeyman electrician or a licensed residential wireman who will do the work.
- Effective July 1, 2011 –The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification (or equivalent) is required: electrical work related to PV installations, the installation of PV modules, and the installation of PV module mounting equipment is subject to on-site supervision by a certified photovoltaic energy practitioner as designated by NABCEP or other nationally recognized professional organization designated by the Colorado State Electrical Board
- The performance of all photovoltaic electrical work, the installation of photovoltaic module mounting equipment shall be subject to on-site supervision by a certified photovoltaic energy practitioner as designated by the NABCEP or other nationally recognized professional organization designated by the Colorado State Electrical Board
RISE was also added as an approved certification provider.
Electric code: 2011 NEC (no amendments)
Licensing body: State Electrical Board
Reciprocity: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming