EIOSA recently reviewed the available Solar PV accreditation options in South Africa.

Although there is currently no formal qualification for Solar PV practitioners and no regulated qualification requirement in South Africa, there are two quality assurance programs broadly accepted by industry stakeholders:  

In this article, the Ombudsman reviewed the differences and similarities between the P4 and the PV GreenCard.

NOVEMBER 2023 UPDATE: The October review indicates that AREP’s P4 does not have a practical assessment element. Since publishing this review, the Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners (AREP) has confirmed that is has recently launched two additional P4 qualification tiers that includes a practical element.