AETi Advanced Solar Course

$1,695 CAD


Created to develop the next generation of solar professionals, the AETi Advanced Solar Course prepares graduates to confidently work in a variety of roles within the solar industry. Participants most often are electricians, however, are not limited to. AETi also offers this course to engineers, roofers, framers, management teams & administrators, sales personnel, procurement specialists, project managers, financiers, and many more.

Participants will develop competency in design as well as an understanding of current tech and economic considerations. They will also develop an understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code, solar & job site safety, WHMIS, and commissioning.


AETi focuses on providing information in easy-to-understand online formats, delivering the course curriculum with a combination of self-guided web-based content and VILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training) interactive sessions.

Register today for the upcoming cycle of VILTs for the Advanced Solar Course. VILT sessions cycle through every 4 weeks.  Upon the receipt of your registration fees, AETi staff will be in contact with you to arrange your attendance at the next available start date.  Your online course content will be assigned weekly by the instructor once your cycle begins. To inquire about potential start dates prior to purchase, please email Client Relations

Registration Fee$1,695 (funding opportunities available in all provinces)
  • Online Solar Course Content
  • 8 live VILT sessions
  • All AETi Testing Fees & Course Materials
  • NEP (Northern Electric Products_ Manufacturer Certification Course
Instruction Format100 % Online
Instruction Delivery
  • 24 Hours self-guided online content, as assigned by the instructor
  • 24 Hours interactive VILT sessions
  • 48 hours total instruction to complete certification
ExtrasOne-on-one tutoring outside of class time is available by appointment (when necessary) on Mondays & Wednesdays.
Time to Certification4 Weeks
  • Each Tuesday & Thursday evening, three hours each.
  • Accommodates both MST & ADT time zones.
  • Start dates beginning every 4 weeks with pre-registration required.


Employers looking to register multiple trainees for Group Bookings are to register directly with Admissions. For more information, click here.


VILT 1 – Interactive (grid-tied) system design – 3 Hours
How to design effective interactive systems with consideration of currently available equipment.

VILT 2 – Solar calculations (angles, shading, temperature) – 3 Hours
Have shading issues? Are you working with bad angles? See how to make the most out of your system even when things are not perfect. Learn the tricks to make sure your surroundings do not stop your solar panel installation or other solar equipment.

VILT 3 – Electrical Code – 3 Hours
Install standards are important to maintain. AETi provides a fun, upbeat code course that is designed to be easy to understand for all participants. We speak about Section 64 of the CEC as well as appendix B and all referenced areas.

VILT 4 – Battery system maintenance and design – 3 Hours
Current storage technology and design practices. From wet batteries to lithium-based, learn how to design, source, connect and maintain storage systems properly and safely.

VILT 5 – Stand Alone (Off-grid) system design – 3 Hours
Stand-alone systems require different considerations than grid-interactive systems. Demonstrations of the appropriate sizing techniques are used to make sure that your design meets expectations.

VILT 6 – Commissioning of array – 3 Hours
Correct and safe industry-accepted commissioning checklists are discussed in this industry-oriented course.

VILT 7 – Solar Safety – 3 Hours
Safety should be the focus of any job big or small. We will discuss safe work practices over a variety of situations. From WHIMIS to Job site hazard assessments, make sure your work sites are compliant with regulations so that every job is completed in the safest way possible.

VILT 8 – New design concepts – 3 Hours
Solar of today is very different than it was 5 years ago. We will discuss current and future design and equipment trends to make sure that you are designing with the most relevant considerations. Topics include forced clipping, mini/microgrids, BIPV, Hybrids, the new economics of design, etc.

The order in which the above online interactive classes are delivered is subject to change based on the instructor’s discretion & participant needs.

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