What is the Galileo Master Certificate?

The internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) is awarded to successful candidates on a number of REI approved training courses, including the Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award.

The GMC can be gained by successfully completing the exam in the virtual classroom, or online at the end of the course (photographic ID required for exam – passport, driving licence, national identity card etc..).

The teaching which leads to the Galileo Master Certificate is based on the European Project EMTEU (Energy Management Technician in Europe).

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Important information about the Galileo Master Certificate (GMC):

Why choose the Renewable Energy Institute for the Galileo Master Certificate?

The REI is one of the leading providers of the GMC. The Institute also works with United Nations (UNEP) and major universities for the dissemination of knowledge and expertise, including:

– Imperial College London
– Edinburgh Napier University
– Coventry University
– Nottingham University
– Glasgow Caledonian University
– Heriot-Watt University
– University Politecnico di Milano
– University Politecnico di Torino
– University of Padua
– University La Sapienza of Rome
.. and many more


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The GMC has grown to become an authoritative award in renewable energy and a clear step towards building a career in the renewable energy sector. The GMC also qualifies participants for expert certificates provided by the Galileo Project.
Information on the renewable energy courses and exams we offer which lead to the Galileo Master Certificate can be found here.


Renewable Energy Institute has been awarding the Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) to successful participants for nearly 40 years. During that time the Galileo Master Certificate has developed a strong reputation as a leading award within the renewable energy sector. Participants who have obtained the Galileo Master Certificate include personnel and representatives of major international organisations including Siemens, Energy Saving Trust, National Grid, Nokia, WindEurope, United Nations UNEP, US Department of Energy, Rolls Royce Power Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers and many more.
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Aecom, Agip, Air Liquide, Alenia, Alfabiotech, Alfa Laval, Alfa Romeo, Allianz Insurance (Japan), Amazon, Atlas, Aviano Air Base, Barilla, Basf, Bennet, Beretta, Birra Moretti, BNY Mellon, Borletti, Bosch, Bristol, British ArmyBritish GasCambridge University, Candy, Carrefour, Carrier, Carter Jones, Castrol, Ciba Geigy, Changeworks, Cirio, Clivet, CNR, Coca-Cola, Cofathec, Coop Supermercati, Costan, Costa Crociere, Daikin, Dalmine, De Agostini, De Longhi, Delchi Carrier, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)Deutsche Bank, Diavia, Du Pont, Dow Chemical, EDF Energy, Elah, Elf, Elyo, Embraco, Enea, Enel, Energy Saving Trust, Engineers without Borders UK, Eni, Environment AgencyE.On, Eridania, Euratom, European Investment BankFAO, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (Nigeria), Ferrero, Ferrarelle, Fiat Automobile, Fiat Avio, Friends of the Earth, Ford Motor Company, Galbani, Giesse, Greater London Authority, Greenpeace, Heineken, Henkel, Heriot-Watt University, Hilton International Hotels, HM Forces, Hoechst, Honeywell, IBM, Ilva, Imq, Inail, Indesit, Inps, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Italian Industry Petroleum, Institute of Nuclear Physics (It), Iveco, Knoll Pharmaceutical, KPMGKraft, Lamborghini, Landis, LEGO, Lepetit, LSBU, Lubrizol, Marks and Spencer, Martini & Rossi, Max Meyer Duco, Merloni, the MET Office, Ministry Budget (It), Ministry of Transport (It),Ministry of Defence (It), Ministry of Defence (GB), Ministry of the Treasury (It), Ministry of Health (Malaysia), Mitsubishi, Mobil, Montedison, Müller, Multiwarm, National Water and Electricity Company Ltd (the Gambia), NATO (USA), National Grid (UK), Naval, Nestlé, NHS Tayside, Nippon Oil, North American Development Bank, Nokia, Ocean, Olivetti, OVO Energy, Oxfam GB, Panasonic, Parker, Parmalat, Pavesi, PepsiCo, Pininfarina, Pirelli, Plasmon, R.A.I., Rhone Poulenc, Ricardo-AEA, Riello, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Sagit – Findus, Salmoiraghi, Sammontana, Sandvik, Sanson, Sanyo, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government, Serono, Sharp, ShellSiemens, Sigma Tau, Simav, Siram, Sirti, Snam, Solar Power Scotland, Solvay Solexis, Sorin, Sperlari, St. Andrews University, Star, Stmicroelectronics, Texaco, Texas Instruments, Telecom, Telespazio, Telettra, Total, Transmission Company of Nigeria, 3M Italia, Unilever, United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)United States Department of Energy, United States Embassy, United States Environmental Protection Agency, University of Dundee, Warner Cinemas, Whirlpool, World Bank, Zanussi, Zuegg.

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Teaching and the Exam

The Renewable Energy Institute’s courses are based on the leading European-funded Project EMTEU: Energy Management Technician in Europe. The European Project EMTEU, which we have completed with our European partners, aims to provide the required knowledge and training to allow professionals and technicians to become quality experts, working in the renewable energy field. The Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) is awarded upon completion of the GMC exam, taken following one of a wide selection of renewable energy and energy efficiency training courses.

Committee of Quality Assessors

The Galileo Master Certificate exam papers are compiled and marked by authorities and quality assessors such as university professors and experts with up to 40 years of theoretical and practical experience; and independently audited before the Certificate is awarded. The exams, and the courses themselves, are rigorously and continuously assessed by the EMTEU committee of the REI to ensure that they meet a consistent standard of knowledge expected within the industry.
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Master in Renewable Energy Award

The Renewable Energy Institute collaborates with industry experts and university professors to offer the Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award (18 month course – available worldwide on-demand and in the virtual classroom) which rewards continuous learning and achievement in the renewable energy sector.


The Renewable Energy Institute has been approved to offer additional qualifications on solar photovoltaics accredited by the SQA. This accreditation has been chosen by the REI in order to develop its position as an Independent Body which already provides the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) to successful participants of eligible GMC exams. The SQA qualification has been chosen in line with the mission of the Renewable Energy Institute to promote best practices in renewable energy and energy efficiency through training courses and conferences with the United Nations Environment Programme.
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