Get paid $500 for 5 Hours of Online Training
Prepare to serve the growing demand for all-electric technologies
FutureFit Fundamentals Contractor Training
This online course provides the latest in all-electric building practices to prepare you to serve the growing demand for all-electric technologies. Training can be completed within 4-5 hours from the comfort of your own home.
How to Participate:
- Check the stipend eligibility (below) first to confirm that you are eligible to receive $500 for completing the course
- Complete the application form below to apply
- Receive an email from SVCE with approval to participate and receive your unique course login information
- Complete the 5-hour course and receive $500 stipend and certificate of completion
$500 Stipend Eligibility
- Reside in Santa Clara County, hold one of the eligible licenses in Santa Clara County or hold a union membership in Santa Clara County
- Hold one of the following eligible licenses:
· Solar installers (C-46)
· Electrician (C-10)
· Plumber (C-36)
· Heat & Air Contractor (C-20)
- Be employed or hold an apprenticeship by a business that meets Eligibility Criteria A.*
*Participants who do not hold a license will need to provide proof of employment.
Apply to Participate in the Training
Please complete the form below to apply to participate in the training. Currently, participation in this course is limited to 150 contractors on a first-come-first-served basis. After 1-2 business days after completing the form, you will receive an email with your participation status and next steps.
Already approved to participate?
Additional $5,000 Installation Incentive Available
Those who complete the course and receive the $500 stipend may also be eligible for an installation incentive of up to $5,000 for installing an approved FutureFit technology at your home or businesses within SVCE’s service area. SVCE’s service area includes: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated communities in Santa Clara County.
Learn more about the FutureFit Installation Incentive here.
Module 1: Course Overview
Receive an overview of the motivations behind fuel switching in the past and present. In this topic, we will discuss how all-electric technologies are cleaner, safer and more economical.
Module 2: All-Electric Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Learn about the latest information on all-electric space heating and cool products exploring the history of heat pumps, technical innovations and installation best practices and pricing.
Module 3: Heat Pump Water Heating
Get current information on heat pump water heaters, their benefits, overviews of the history and different product types. Explore best practices for installations and prices.
Module 4: All-Electric Home Appliances
Become familiar with the benefits and options of the latest all-electric appliances for cooking, laundry, landscaping and pool heating.
Module 5: Home Solar+Battery Storage
Dive into all things solar+battery storage. This course provides the history, benefits, comparison and best practices for solar, home battery storage and energy management.
Additional Trainings and Resources
Local Courses & Trainings
BayREN Training and Events
Build It Green Training and Events
PG&E Energy Center Trainings and Events
Course Documents and Related Educational Materials
FutureFit Fundamentals Resources Document
FutureFit Fundamentals Glossary
Switch Is On – Benefits of Electrification (Español)
Finished the course & interested in the installation incentive?
Learn more about the applicable appliances, eligibility requirements and how to apply at the FutureFit Installation Incentive at the webpage linked below.
Frequently Asked Questions
After completing the application form, your information and license number will be checked on the CA Contractors State License Board. Please allow for 1 business day for the application to be processed and to receive a response. If your application is approved, you will receive an email from the Silicon Valley Clean Energy FutureFit email address outlining the next steps on how to enroll in the course. We will also inform participants if they are not eligible for the program.
At this time, the course is only open to licensed contractors, journeypersons , and apprentices who meet the current eligibility. SVCE may expand eligibility at a later time.
Yes, the coures is currently offered in both English and Spanish. To access this webpage information in Spanish and register for the Spanish course please visit: svcleanenergy.org/es/futurefit-fundamentals/
There is also an option to turn on closed-captioning for additional accessibility.
The course contains four hours total of video content and contains quizzes and tests. Participants can expect to spend an average of 5 hours completing the training. The course is also self-paced, so the timeframe to complete the course is dependent on the participant.
In order to pass, participants must pass each final module test with a score of 70% or higher. There are five module test and participants get three attempts to get 70% per test.
If you do not receive a score of 70% or higher on the third attempt of a given quiz please reach out to the FutureFit Fundamentals Team at SVCEPrograms@smud.org in order to move forward with the course.
Yes, upon course completion participants will receive a PDF of the Certificate of Completion.
At this time, the course is not eligible for continuing education credits.
I have questions about registration, the online platform or other technical issues. Who should I reach out to?
For any questions regarding course registration, the online platform or any other technical issues, please reach out to SVCEPrograms@smud.org