Solar Energy International (SEI) is pleased to offer comprehensive Veterans Educational Funding and outreach programs for veterans and active duty military personnel. We proudly offer educational opportunities and benefits to military members, their families, and veterans who have honorably served.

SEI is now authorized to offer eligible veterans the ability to use their education benefits towards our in-person classroom and hands-on lab training through SEI’s Solar Professionals Certificate Program (SPCP).

This education funding approval is part of SEI’s broader expansion of their Active Duty Military and Veterans Outreach Program.  As an organization, SEI believes in the opportunities that renewable energy can afford our country, such as energy independence and sustainable use of our country’s natural resources.  With that in mind, we also honor those who have served our country and who are choosing to follow up their military service with a new kind of service;  service in the renewable energy sector.

Eligibility Requirements

Many benefits are available to advance the education and skills of Veterans. Some might find they’re eligible for more than one benefit or that one program is more suited to certain education and training goals than another.

Learn about these and other education and training programs administered by the VA or start your VA Education Benefits application now:

  • Montgomery GI Bill®(MGIB) – Chapter 30
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – Chapter 32
  • Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) – Chapter 35
  • Montgomery GI Bill®– Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) – Chapter 1606
  • Reserves Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – Chapter 1607
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill®– Chapter 33

In order to use the various federal educational program funding, veterans must verify their Education Benefits eligibility through the various federal recognized programs by contacting their VA Education Counselor. When you first speak with your SEI Veterans Counselor to enroll in your courses, make sure to indicate that you have verified your eligibility.

All interested veterans will also need to apply for SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program acceptance and meet our selection criteria to help ensure their successful program completion. Be sure to click that you are a veteran or active duty military member when filling out the SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program Application.

The two SPCP tracks that are eligible for this funding are the Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems Certificate and / or the Battery-based Photovoltaic Systems Certificate.  Please remember: all training must be completed in-person at our Colorado training facility to be able to use your Veterans Educational Benefits.

In addition to this program expansion, SEI was selected last year as the lead training provider during the pilot program for the Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative Solar Ready Vets program.  SEI continues to support Solar Ready Vets as an advising and training partner to the program.