DG Certification for installers is required in the state of Illinois.This page details a variety of paths to take to get certified.
Organizations that offer professional training courses and workshops:
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA): MREA Solar Training Academies are a series of weekend classes providing students with industry-leading solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations. These can be completed online or in person at the following locations: Bloomington, IL and Kankakee, IL. Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam, an increasingly sought-after solar credential valued by the industry.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, MREA has postponed all in-person training in an effort to keep students and teachers safe. Online courses are continuing as usual with new options being added! See more here