Certificates & Solar Training Accreditation National and International

Certificates & Accreditation

All participants will get an internationally recognized certificate of participation upon successful completion of a course. The certificate is issued jointly by the GREEN Solar Academy and the German Solar Energy Society DGS. SuperSolarSchool even has CPD validation by SAIEE as per ECSA policy and SAPVIA accreditation as PV GreenCard training.

International Accreditation by DGS – German Solar Energy Society

Our courses are accredited by DGS Germany and are internationally recognized. DGS is short for German Solar Energy Society. It is the oldest consumer protection association in Germany, founded in 1975. The DGS has many active members who work on bringing the PV industry forward -in Germany as well as worldwide.The main focus of the DGS is education. The DGS has long term experience in renewable energy training worldwide. Since 1996 DGS operates the further education programme DGS SolarSchool. With the maxx-solar academy the DGS established a DGS Solarschool branch in South Africa. GREEN Solar Academy now continues the trainings as a partner organisation of the DGS.

To the German DGS website or subscribe for the German DGS weekly news (German language).

National Accreditation SAPVIA PV GreenCard Installer Assessment Centre

The GREEN Solar Academy is a SAPVIA endorsed training provider. Our SuperSolarSchool is in line with the SAPVIA 5-Day Solar PV Installer Course.

The GREEN Solar Academy Johannesburg operates one of the two SAPVIA PV Installer Assessment Centers in South Africa.

Graduates of the PV Installer Assessment will:

National Qualification QCTO “Solar PV Service Technician

SAPVIA developed reference training material for a 5 day Solar PV Installer Course in accordance with the exit outcomes of the curriculum specific to the Solar PV Installer Part Qualification of the Solar Photovoltaic Service Technician, Curriculum Code 313109001, NQF Level 5. The Solar PV Service Technician qualification is an occupational qualification containing 4 modules, or part qualifications:

  • Solar PV System Mounter
  • Solar PV Installer
  • Solar PV Farm Technician
  • Solar PV Stand-Alone Service Technician

Presently SAPVIA, Greencape and the GREEN Solar Academy work on the accreditation of the 5-Day Solar PV Installer Course under the Curriculum Code 313109001 with MerSETA. The objective is to enable succsessful participants of the PV Installer Assessment / 5-day Solar PV Installer Course to apply for the Solar PV Installer Part Qualification under the QCTO Solar PV service technician.

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is the custodian and regulatory body for occupational qualifications.


South African CPD Accreditation by SAIEE

The SuperSolarSchool was awarded with CPD accreditation by the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE).

SuperSolarSchool: 4.5 CPD Points for the  (CPD validation SAIEE-2050-V)