This document presents an in-depth task analysis for practitioners who specify install and maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems and equipment.
The purpose of this task analysis is to define a general set of knowledge skills and abilities typically required of practitioners who install and maintain PV systems and to help ensure the safety quality and consumer acceptance of PV installations throughout the U.S. This task analysis is a foundational document for the development of certification programs and helps define the requirements for the assessment and credentialing of practitioners. It also helps establish the requirements for accrediting training and educational programs and in developing curricula.
For the purposes of developing training curricula assessment mechanisms and certification criteria specific tasks are classified as either cognitive or psychomotor skills. Cognitive skills are marked by the letter (C) in this document and are skills that require knowledge processing decision-making and computations. Psychomotor skills are marked by the letter (P) and are skills that require physical actions such as assembling measuring etc. Some tasks that are not as specific involve both cognitive and psychomotor skills and are marked by the letters (C/P).
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, NY