In FCCHP, extensive experience has been gained in the vocational educa­tion and further education for the use of fuel cell heating appliances (FCH). A need for qualification is expected as the demand for FCH will grow: on the one hand due to market entry, and on the other hand through country-specific and also European subsidies in the next few years.

The situation is different in every country. For the interested vocational education and training institute it is recommended to clarify at an early stage whether FCH are an alternative to the existing energy supply with heat and electricity. For this purpose the alongside handout is presented.