In order to become an EAA-Certified PV Installer, applicants must:
- Be a licensed professional electrician or electrical engineer (with proper, up-to-date credentials);
- AND provide proof that he/she has taken and passed at least 30 hours of specified PV training in Puerto Rico (on topics such as Puerto Rican norms regulating sale and installation of PV, basic concepts of electricity applicable to PV, fundamentals and application of solar energy, PV installation, among others)–EAA may publish a list of approved courses in the future;
- AND provide proof that he/she has passed the exam provided at the end of the course and that is approved by the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors or the College of Professional Electricians of Puerto Rico;
- OR provide proof that he/she has taken and passed at least 30 hours of specified PV training in the United States, plus 4 hours of training on applicable Puerto Rican laws, regulations, and codes and he/she has passed the exam provided by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) exam, plus 4 hours of training on applicable Puerto Rican laws, regulations, and codes.
The EAA will review and make a determination (approved and certified, additional information required, or denied) of the application within 30 days. Certification is good for four (4) years and can be renewed as long as the installer completes three (3) hours of continuing education on PV panels and systems.