Maine Revised Statutes

§10113. Training for installers of solar equipment

1. Installation training.  To the extent that funds and resources allow, the trust shall establish training programs for installers of solar equipment that most effectively meet the needs of the public. The trust:
A. May develop separate programs for different solar technologies or applications when the trust determines that the skills or training for the installation of those technologies or applications merit the distinction; [2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
B. Shall confer with the Plumbers' Examining Board and the Electricians' Examining Board when it develops the course content and requirements; [2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
C. Shall determine the content of the training, the hours required for course completion and the manner in which applicants must demonstrate proficiency in solar equipment installation; [2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
D. Shall issue a certificate of completion to individuals who meet the requirements the trust has established; [2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
E. May establish reasonable course fees. All fees must be paid to the Treasurer of State to be used by the trust for the purposes of this section; [2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
F. Shall determine terms for the expiration and renewal of an applicant's certificate of completion; and [2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
G. Shall determine an appropriate means of maintaining recognition of the training received by persons holding certificates issued pursuant to former section 10002 or former Title 32, chapter 87. [2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Qualifications for installing solar equipment.  A certificate of completion issued by the trust pursuant to subsection 1 does not exempt the holder from any applicable licensing requirements for activities involved in installing solar equipment, including but not limited to licensing requirements established in Title 32, chapter 17 or 49.
[ 2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Effective date.  This section takes effect July 1, 2010.
[ 2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW) .]
2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).