ECOWAS certification of Sustainable Energy Skills (ESCES) - Off grid Solar PV technician Level 1

This scheme is currently covering only technicians/professionals of off-grid solar PV systems,but will gradually be extended to other clean technology professionals. The regional certification scheme is designed to test the competencies of candidates. Candidates who will demonstrate the requisite skills, abilities, and knowledge typically required in installing and maintaining off-grid solar PV systems in this competency-based examination will be awarded the credentials of the Regional Certification Body ( RCB) . The paramount process for getting certified is illustrated in the figure below.
The stages of the competency-based examination are practical and written as illustrated in figure below. An applicant can only be certified after passing the written and practical examination. The examinations are designed to assess the competencies of the candidates based on the JTA.


TARGETED COMPETENCIES

List of competencies covered by the ESCES Scheme for off-grid solar PV technicians/professionals:
• Working Safely with Photovoltaic Systems
• Understanding Solar Energy and PV Systems Basics
• Understanding PV System Design
• Installing Mechanical and Electrical PV Components
• Installing Cables,Connectors and Protective Devices
• Completinng System Installation,Testing and Commissioning
• Conducting Maintenance and Troubleshooting Activities

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT
In brief,it requires that an applicant must be at least 18 years of age:
• with at least two (2) years of practice as a solar technician; or
• with at least two (2) years of practice as an electrician; or
• Applicants holding Diploma,Bachelor,Master degree and beyond in fields of engineering,or architecture are also eligible for programme.
• NB: It is recommended that all applicants review sample examinations that can be found here
Written Examination: http:/www.ecreee.org/certification
Practical Examination: https://youtu.be/xEvPEdBkKYM

DATES AND PLACE OF EXAMINATION
Deadline for submission of application: 21st September 2019
Date of written examination: 23rd September 2019 at National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN),Abuja
Date of the practical exam: 24-26th September 2019 at NAPTIN,Abuja,Nigeria

APPLICATION
Apply on our Training Portal and also
• Please fill the regional certification application form and submit online at Application Form or
• Download this Form ,fill & email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit it at the exam centre.

NB: The registration fee is 80,000 Naira.

APPLICATION MUST BE DONE ON NAPTIN PORTAL AND ON THE ECREE APPLICATION FORM

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NIGERIA-ECOWAS CERTIFICATION - NAPTIN BROCHURE

 

NAPTIN COMMENCES TRAINING OF 600 STAFF OF THE TRANSMISSION COMPANY OF NIGERIA(TCN).

NATIONAL POWER TRAINING INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (NAPTIN), COMMENCES TRAINING OF 600 STAFF OF THE TRANSMISSION COMPANY OF NIGERIA(TCN).

The Ag.Director General of the National power Training Institute of Nigeria(NAPTIN), Mr.Ahmed Bolaji Nagode,fielding questions from journalists, after the induction ceremony at Akangba Regional Training Centre on the 18th of March 2019.

The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), kickstarts the training of 600 staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN) at its Lagos Regional Centres of Akangba and Ijora . The training  which is to be carried out in batches will start with 246 participants who have been segmented into three groups of  83, 83 and 80 staff.
The Ag.Director General of NAPTIN Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, revealed that the training which is segmented into three categories of Transmission Lines Construction Design and Maintenance, Transformer Maintenance.and Power System Protection will takeplace within a period of 7 seven weeks, in Ijora, Kainji and Kaduna Regional Training Centres of the Institute.

2019 NAPTIN's Training Calendar

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2019 TRAINING CALENDAR

2019 training calendar

THE SIGNING OF MoU WITH TECH SYSTEMS LTD FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NAPTIN E-LEARNING PLATFORM

The Acting Director General of NAPTIN ALH. Ahmed Nagode said that E-learning is an important tool in a training Institute, that it will enhance NAPTIN’s profile as a Centre of Excellence (CoE). To achieve a successful E-learning project, he highlighted some milestones that must be rigorously pursued. They are:

  1. To Operate like a business
  2. To reach out to international agencies
  3. The need for the partners to adhere to all agreed ToR/MoU
  4. To also inaugurate Technical team.

In response, the Head of Tech system Mr. Ken Spann appreciated the commitment of Nigeria to be part of this programme. He further said that this will be a major leap for NAPTIN and will attract other people from all parts of the world to the institute.

INAUGURATION OF TECHNICAL TEAM

The Technical Team was inaugurated by the Ag. DG, Five (5) number of staffs from NAPTIN and Two (2) from Tech System.

SIGNING OF MoU

The MoU between NAPTIN and Tech System for the E-learning project was signed by both parties. The Tech Team was thereafter advice to come up with action plans towards the implementation of the MoU.