Why Choose Solar Academy International?
1. We Are Authorized by NABCEP to Offer Its PV Entry Level Exam,
Students who complete our solar courses are also eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. Although training alone does not qualify one to sit for the more intensive NABCEP Certified Solar Installer Exam, attendance counts towards the “Board Recognized Training” requirement for installer recognition.
2. We Will Match the Price of Any Comparable Solar PV Course in your region.
We remain committed to offering the highest quality and greatest value training through each one of our 5-day solar PV courses. If you ever find a comparable 5-day solar training program that uses NABCEP-certified instructors in your area, we will match that program’s price. In addition, if you have already signed up for training elsewhere and that course was prematurely canceled, we can help you transfer the registration fee, allowing you to take our 5-day solar training instead. To learn more about our Price Match offer*, click here.
3. Our Faculty Is the Most Experienced and Credentialed
Our instructors inlcude an expert who is NABCEP-certified in PV System Design & Installation. He has a wealth of experience in solar design and installation. Solar Academy has trained over 500 students – delivering engaging and information-packed solar classes to those looking to launch and grow PV careers within the province. Our faculty also serve as consultants on our graduates’ projects across Ontario, and have gained an in-depth knowledge of the unique issues in the Ontario market for solar design, installation, and development.
4. Our Guest Lecturers Are Leading Industry Experts
Our 5-day solar PV courses feature guest speakers from key government agencies, regulatory bodies, and/or commercial solar companies. Over the past year, we have hosted speakers from over 20 different companies and three of the top PV officials from the ESA. This exposure to key decision-makers and industry experts constitutes an important component of our solar training. At OSA, we stress both the theoretical applications of solar PV technology as well as the real-world experience and practice our graduates need to thrive in today’s expanding green market. And we are constantly learning from what our loyal graduates report back to us from the field.
5. We Are the Preferred Launch Pad for Professional Solar Growth
The intensive solar PV training we provide to our students helps position them to secure new green careers, expand existing ones, and in some cases, even launch new businesses altogether. We chalk this success both to the quality of our instruction and to the relevancy of our carefully crafted curriculum. However, two additional factors help to explain why Solar Academy continues to be the preferred launch pad for those developing solar careers.
Reason #1: We administer the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. By completing our courses and successfully passing the exam thereafter, our graduates have little difficulty demonstrating to employers or potential clients that they possess the technical, regulatory, and safety know-how needed to get the job done right.
Reason #2: We established Advanta Solar Alliance - a new global network dedicated to advancing business development for its members in the solar PV market.
Because graduates of our 5-day solar PV training receive automatic Basic Membership in Advanta Solar Alliance, they have access to essential industry information and events, as well as the ability to forge business relationships with other member companies. The moment their training ends, our graduates instantly plug into a fast growing professional solar community, with access to industry events, networking functions, and solar PV educational programs.