Workshop Terms and Conditions:

For a number of years Blue Rock Station, LLC has been conducting workshops designed to inform students about photovoltaics (solar electric) and/or to prepare students to sit for the ETA PV Certification examination.  We try our best to make this an extremely positive experience.  To that end, it is often helpful to make sure all the details are spelled out in full.

Classroom Location?

We have tried to schedule  a number of classes around Ohio and surrounding states.  The facility and location has been arranged with co-sponsors of the event.  Occasionally the location changes from the time the class is initially advertised to the time the class is held.  We will try to ensure you are informed of these changes in a timely manner.

Course Co-Sponsors:

Blue Rock Station, LLC works with a number of non-profits and schools to put on our courses.  We typically share a portion of the fees collected with these institutions as a way of supporting their good works.  They are not involved in determining the content of the courses nor do they assume any liability in connection with offering the course.

What should I bring?

Feel free to bring cameras and calculators.  Textbooks, tool kits and any other learning materials are typically provided as part of the course registration fee.

What should I wear?

There is nothing formal about Blue Rock Station.   Wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing.  But come prepared to get dirty when attending one of the “hands-on” workshops.

What is the Class Size?

Workshop classes are always limited to 6-15 students (depending on the event).  This allows us to spend a great deal of time with each student and we aren’t tripping over each other.  If there are more than 10 students we will typically provide two instructors to assist with the hands on portion of the class.

What about food?

If food is provided at the workshop (and most all-day workshops include a catered or potluck lunch – we do not sell food here at Blue Rock Station, LLC) we break around noon for lunch.    The food will be plentiful, mostly vegetarian,  locally grown and organic.  We will eat as a group giving us time for building community.

We will also serve tea and coffee throughout the day.

What about parking?

Normally ample (and usually free) parking is available at the site.  If there are issues surrounding this, we will let you know.


No pets allowed during the class.

What about smoking and other disgusting habits?

Without exception the meeting facilities are no smoking.  We will let you know where the designated smoking area is for each location.

I don’t consider myself particularly fit.  Is that going to be a problem?

As part of the examination, you will be expected to demonstrate proper climbing technique on a ladder.  This is the most physical of the activities involved in the course.  If this presents a problem, let us know so we can apply to ETA (Electronic Technicians Association) for a waiver from this requirement if you are seeking to achieve certification.

Where should I stay?

Normally hotels and bed & breakfasts are available near the course locations.

Workshop Contents/Logistics:

We try to be fairly detailed in our descriptions of the activities we will address during the workshops.  But as noted before, things change.  We may modify the workshop content without notice due to factors such as:  the weather, class size, availability of materials, participant wishes, participant fitness, or other intangibles that inform us to believe that changing the agenda will provide a better and more enjoyable learning experience.

Certification Examination:

The certification examination held as part of some courses is created and administered by ETA (Electronic Technicians Association International).  Blue Rock Station LLC is not responsible for the content of the examination and cannot influence in any way their pass/fail decision.  We make no guarantees that taking this course will result in your passing the examination.  ETA allows one free retake should you not be successful.   Blue Rock Station, LLC will allow (space available) you to attend the course a second time (free of charge within one year of the original examination) if you do not pass the exam.

Fee Refunds?

Things change, and we realize this.  But there are costs involved in managing people for upcoming workshops – so where is the balance?  Our policy is that, if a payment is canceled more than 30 days prior to the event, 100% of the payment will be refunded (less any credit card processing fees that might apply).  If a refund is requested between 30 – 7 days prior to the event, a 75% refund will be issued (less any credit card processing fees that might apply). Less than a week out – no refund will be issued.  However, all payments (those not refunded) can be applied to a future event.

If during the workshop something occurs (a family emergency, illness, change of heart, whatever), we will work with you to get you into another future workshop.  No refund, however, will be issued. If more than 90% of the workshop has been completed prior to the emergency, illness, etc – we will consider that our end of the bargain has been completed and that is that.  Hope all that makes sense.  Neither party is liable to the other for any delay or failure to perform if such delay or failure to perform is caused by acts of civil or military authority, national emergencies, fire, flood, catastrophe, acts of God, insurrection, war or riots.

Where should this be Settled?

Hopefully it will never come to this, but if a dispute arises and must be adjudicated, it will be executed and delivered in the State of Ohio, and shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio.  Any dispute or other legal action concerning this agreement, including any arbitration or litigation proceedings shall be conducted in Muskingum County Ohio.


When participating at any event conducted by Blue Rock Station LLC, you assume liability for yourself and those you have registered.  Please read the Waiver of Liability carefully.