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Have you taken our free online RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy course (or ER100, in Spanish)?
Please select the Solar Professional Certificate Program track(s) that you are applying for.
**For the Trainers certificate you must currently be a college or vocational school instructor in a related field.
Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems
Battery-Based Photovoltaic Systems
Solar Business and Technical Sales
International and Developing World Applications
Renewable Energy Applications
Solar Professionals Trainer**
What is your highest level of education/ training?
High School diploma/GED
Technical Training Certificate
Master's Degree or Higher
If you have previously completed any Solar or Renewable Energy training in the past, list all courses with course titles below. Include from which training organization they were taken. Include courses you may have taken with SEI here, as well.
List any type of college degree, certificate, or any industry certifications you currently hold.
If you are applying for the Trainers Certificate, please list any teaching position(s) you currently hold (optional question).
Are you a Veteran with a valid DD Form 214 or active duty with a valid ID card?
Select all the math courses you have previously taken:
None of the above
What year did you take your highest math course?
Please enter a value greater than or equal to
Rate your math proficiency.
Online Learning Experience
Rate your computer and Internet proficiency. 1= Poor to 5 = Excellent
Have you taken an instructor led online course before?
Are you willing to take a 6-week long online course? (Please note that you will need to take several online courses to complete the program)
Do you have access to a computer that is newer than 3-years old with high speed Internet connection?
Are you be able and willing to travel to attend a week-long in-person workshop? If traveling from outside the country in which the training is offered, do you have a valid travel Visa? (Please note that all Certificate paths include at least one in-person Lab Week)
Do you agree to comply with the safety requirements and directions of Solar Energy International instructional staff? Additionally, do you agree to supply personal information that may affect your safety or the safety of other students or instructors during your training?
Please describe any issues that may be of concern as far as safety? (i.e., ability to climb a ladder, safely handle live electrical systems, identify color coded electrical wiring and schematics, working from elevated surfaces, etc.)
Please select the
Tuition Incentive: Receive tuition incentive pricing ($100 off per course) when paying for the entire certificate program in full, on the day of registration for the entire certificate path. If you choose this option, you may skip the Payment Plan section below.
Payment Plan Program: You can choose to apply for a payment plan to pay for your Certificate Program over time. You do not qualify for the tuition incentive if you opt for the tuition payment plan. Payment plan is not offered if ALL training is being done in-person. If you choose this option, please fill out the Payment Plan Section below.
Workforce Funding: Choose this only if you are working with a Workforce Office Counselor to received funds towards this training tuition.
GI Bill/VA Funding: Choose only if you are eligible for VA educational benefits.
One Course at a Time: Choose to register and pay for one course at a time as you work towards full completion of the Certificate Program
In-Person Courses - Additional Student Financial Responsibility
Students are responsible for all travel, lodging, and meals while taking in-person classes.* Solar Energy International does not provide any meals, lodging, or assistance with travel. Students who are taking in-person classes must plan accordingly. (*A few select courses do include meals, please refer to the full course description and email confirmation, or ask our student services department for more details). If you are a Veteran, and eligible for Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA), that funding is not disbursed by the VA until after classes so you must be prepared to pay for all travel, accommodations, and meals up front. Please check with the VA directly for information about your eligibility for MHA. By checking this box you agree that you accept full responsibility and commit to having a full plan in place before your arrival to secure lodging accommodations and have enough funds to support your travel, stay, and meals for the duration of your class(es).
Yes, I agree
Certificate Program Cancellation and Refund Policy
Please read cancellation policy below, and agree by selecting the button below:
I have read and agree with this cancellation policy.
Certificate Program Cancellation and Refund Policy: Students not accepted to the school are entitled to all moneys paid. Students who cancel this contract by notifying the school within three (3) business days are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid. Students, who withdraw after three (3) business days, but before commencement of classes, are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid except the maximum cancellation charge of $150.00 or 25% of the contract price, whichever is less. In the case of students withdrawing after commencement of classes, the school will retain a cancellation charge plus a percentage of tuition and fees, which is based on the percentage of contact hours attended (if training is offered as distance education: “based on the percentage of no. of lessons completed”). The refund is based on the official date of termination or formal documented withdrawal. Please visit https://www.solarenergy.org/registration-terms-and-conditions/ and click on School Catalog link for full cancellation information and refund table. If you are unable to complete your course due to illness or natural disaster, please contact the administration office.
If you cancel out of the program you will be charged according to our cancellation policy.
Payment Plan Section (Optional - fill out completely only if applying for Payment Plan)
What is your estimated monthly income?
Please provide any supporting details about your employment status. * Please note that you will be asked to provide your Social Security number when the payment plan is put in place.
Have you taken and completed the free RE100 online course?
SEI has a free online RE100 Introduction to Renewable Energy course as a way for you to experience or participate in some of SEI's offerings. We require that you complete RE100 to be eligible for a payment plan with SEI (This free RE100 course is also highly recommended prior to taking our first PVOL101 or PV101 technical course). To attempt this course as part of your application for a payment plan,
and follow the directions therein. You can continue to submit this application for the Certificate Program, but please understand we will look for your successful RE100 grade before approving any payment plan agreement. The RE100 course is approximately 6-10 hours of training.
Are there other details you wish to share about your income?
Upon acceptance into the certificate and payment plan program, I agree to make payments in a timely manner according to the agreed upon payment plan. (Once accepted into the certificate program and payment plan, an SEI Student Services representative will contact you to set up your workshop schedule and payment plan details. The payment plan consists of $500 downpayment and a monthly payment of $500 (monthly payment can be less, please discuss with your Student Advisor)).
Payment plan is only available to students that can provide a US Social Security number.
Payment plan is not available to students taking all courses in person. Some of the courses must be taken online.
Final payment of course tuition is to be paid in full no longer than 6 months past the start date of the last course or workshop.
Certificate of completion for your Certificate Program will be mailed to you upon receipt of final payment
Failure to pay in full by contract date will result in collection proceedings
Do you understand and agree to the above terms?
I acknowledge and agree that, upon acceptance into the payment plan program, should I fail to pay tuition in full within 6 months after the start date of the last course or workshop, Solar Energy International shall be entitled to recover interest, all reasonable costs and expenses of collection and/or suit, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees. Payments more than 30 days past due shall accrue interest at 1.5% per month (18% APR) from the date the payment is due. If payments required by this agreement are not paid when due, the entire principal amount outstanding shall at once become due and payable. This provision applies regardless of whether Solar Energy International files a legal action. All rights concerning the foregoing remedies and the right to recover attorneys fees shall survive any termination of this agreement.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL TIME OUT IF YOU TAKE A LONG TIME TO FILL THIS OUT. IF YOU NEED A LONG TIME TO COMPLETE IT, PLEASE SAVE YOUR ESSAYS TO A TEXT DOCUMENT SO THAT YOU DO NOT LOSE THEM.
Please include the following in your essay (answer all questions completely in essay format).
Describe how your past or current experience makes you a good candidate for this certificate program.
If applicable, describe your experience within the Renewable Energy industry or application of Renewable Energy technologies.
Why do you want to pursue a career within this field?
If you are currently working within the industry, how will this training help you expand your current business or enhance your opportunities for advancement/li>
What are your goals upon completion of the Solar Professionals Certificate Program?
Dedication Statement (answer completely in essay format).
This program will require a lot of time and dedication to your training. Describe what steps you will take to insure your completion and success in the program. Are there any obstacles or barriers that would keep you from completing this program if selected? Please include any other information you feel would help the committee during the selection process. (Optional: If you would like to submit a resume or supporting documents please email them to
Signature of Understanding
I have reviewed this application for accuracy and to the best of my knowledge all the information provided is accurate. I understand that the Solar Professionals Certificate Program is a selective admissions program and completed applications may not be accepted.
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