Certificate Programs

The SunSpec Alliance offers college-accredited certificate programs through the University of California San Diego Extension. Learn more about the programs and how to apply here. 

Available Certificate Programs

Communications Software Development for Distributed Energy Resources

Offered online through UC San Diego Extension, our certificate in Communication Software Development for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) addresses the shortage of professionals in the technology field of Renewable Energy, DER, and related professional standards and specifications. With separate tracks for SunSpec Modbus and IEEE 2030.5, the program will implement real-world exercises to demonstrate current communications standards and cybersecurity requirements when formulating products and services. Anyone seeking to enter or advance in the fields of software development, testing, IT/OT, or cybersecurity related to DER will benefit from completing this certificate.