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Connecticut requires individuals to have a solar thermal certificate in order to install domestic hot water thermal systems.  A prerequisite is to complete a 24-hour training program.  The 24-hour Solar Thermal Course will assist Plumbing & HVAC license holders prepare for the Solar Thermal Certificate provided by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

The Construction Education Center is an approved provider of this 24-hour Solar Thermal class for the state of Connecticut.


Solar Thermal Training
P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, S-1, S-2, S-3 or S-4 license holders that successfully complete this course will be eligible to take the Conn. Solar Thermal Work Certificate test.
Topics Covered:

Solar Theory
Solar Thermal Fundamentals
Site Assessments
Equipment & Tools      
How to measure & size a solar thermal system site assessments
Required Materials:

2003 International Plumbing Code
OSHA Standards 29 CFR Part 1926 (Construction)

It is strongly recommended that you have the book
Solar Heating - Revised Expanded Edition (New Society Publishers)
( This book is optional.  It will not be allowed in the examination center for the Conn. Solar Thermal Work Certificate test.)
Note: When registering online, choose APPRENTICESHIP/CRAFT TRAINING from the drop down menu.  Enter the Beginning Class Date of the class you would like to register for.