PhotoVoltaic Installer 5-day ETA Certification Workshop

Eureka Springs, AR
Jerry Landrum, Instructor

259 CR 301, Eureka Springs, AR. 72632

Arizona and Colorado
Dr David Smith, Instructor

PO Box 464, Tombstone, AZ. 85638

Workshop Details
We are now offering a Solar Installation Certification workshop for contractors and home builders who want to be internationally certified to design and install solar voltaic energy systems.  The Certification is created by the Electronics Technicians Association International and is accepted world wide to verify expertise in desinging and installing solar voltaic energy systems.   More information on the ETA Solar Installation Certification provided at this link.

 We are currently offering a 5 day intensive hands-on workshop with in-the-field trainining in preparation for taking the PVI Certification test provided by the ETA.  The cost for this internatinally recognized ETA Solar Installer Certification is $980 and includes basic installer tools, lunch, the comprehensive ETA approved textbook and ETA examination fees. The 5 day intensive workshop schedule is provided here.  

Dr David Smith and Jerry Landrum are the celebrated instructors and require a minimum of 4 students enrolled before a workshop can be offered.  Dr. David Smith is willing to travel to provide a scheduled workshop and testing between Arkansas, Colorado and Arizona as needed.  

We are currently working with the VA to seek to enable the cost of this class to be covered for Veterens.  

2017 Workshop Schedule
  • June 2017 (proposed for June 12-16): Eureka Springs, AR:   Online registration soon available for this course.  Tuition and materials for this course are $980.  ETA Certified Instructors:  Jerry Landrum and Dr David.  
Materials List Provided by EP&L
This is the materials list provided by the school.  Many of these items are put together in kit and included in the tuition.  Student kit includes:
  • Calculator
  • Multimeter
  • Light meter
  • Power meter
  • IR heat meter
  • Wire cutter / stripper
  • Screwdrivers and wrenches
Included Course Text
Understanding Photovoltaics: An Easy-to-follow Study Guide for Solar Electric Certification Programs Paperback – 2016
by Jay Warmke (Author), Annie Warmke (Series Editor), Eric Messenger (Technical Editor)
  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: BRS Press (2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979161134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979161131

Field tested by hundreds of students in schools around the U.S., and updated each year, this easy-to-follow text is designed to take an extremely "non-technical" student with zero background in PV, and literally teach them how to design and install a variety of residential PV systems.

This text is also designed to help prepare students who wish to sit for industry-accepted certification programs such as the ETA Level 1 PV Certification or the NABCEP PV Certificate Program. Each chapter contains multiple choice review questions, as well as labs that comply with "hands-on" requirement of the ETA certification.

Table of Contents: This 256-page textbook includes the following chapters:

  • Introduction to Photovoltaics
  • Solar Cells and Solar Modules
  • Types of Photovoltaic Systems
  • Basic Electrical Concepts
  • Parts of the PV System
  • Conducting a Site Survey
  • Designing the System
  • Paperwork
  • Installing the Balance of Systems
  • Testing and Commissioning the System
  • System Maintenance and Troubleshooting
also included...
  • Chapter Objectives 
  • 200 Chapter Review Questions 
  • 23 Hands-On Labs 
  • 150 Illustrations and Tables 
  • Easy-to-Read narrative 
  • Highlighted and Indexed Terms
  • Updated with Changes from the 2014 NEC
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