Training programmes for installers

Updated: 09.01.2019

Author: Stijn Anciaux

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) facilitates market parties and specific organisations to set up training and educational facilities for installers of RES systems in line with the RES 2009/28/EC Directive (Article 14). There are currently training schemes available for all sectors mentioned in the RES Directive. Examination following the training schemes for all RES installation sectors is developed or under development by CITO ( Certification based on training, otherwise proven skills and CITO examination is either available or still under development. Several organisations are involved, including: Stichting Erkenningsregeling van Installateurs (SEI, Installers Recognition Scheme Foundation), ISSO (Knowledge institute for installations sector), SIKB (Foundation providing instruments for soil managements) and sectorial trade organisations. Participation in the training and certification facilities is voluntary. 


Installers of RES installations

Competent authority

Several institutions are involved, among which: OTIB (Education and development fund for the technical installation sector,, Isso (Knowledge institute for the installations sector,, heat pump academy (, BDA (organises courses on solar energy systems,, Stichting EVIS ( ), Stichting Erkenningsregeling van Installateurs (SEI) (Installers Recognition Scheme Foundation,, SKIB (which provides certification of organisations involved in soil management,

Distribution of costs

Private Financing

Trainee/installer has to bear the costs by him-/herself.


Further information

  • Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) - Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • +31 88 042 42 42
  • Agency's website