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What are the best Solar Certifications and NABCEP PV Photovoltaic Certifications and Exams?

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2017 05:47PM EDT

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, or NABCEP is industry gold standard for solar installer certifications. Many manufacturers and also state licensing and solar incentive programs require installers have some level of NABCEP credentials.

NABCEP has two levels of accreditation for solar photovoltaic (PV) installers:

  1. NABCEP PV Associate
  2. NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification

NABCEP PV Associate Exam

After completing our Solar PV Installer Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course, you are eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. There is a $150 exam fee due along with your application to NABCEP. You will submit those to us in an assignment at the end of the course, then we will submit them to NABCEP on your behalf and verify you have completed the course. You can then schedule to take your exam at any CastleWorldwide testing center: http://www.castleworldwide.com/cww/our-solutions/test-delivery/test-site-cities/


NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam

In order to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam, a candidate must first complete 58 hours of advanced PV training before the application deadline. HeatSpring offers two courses which when taken together combine for the full 58 hour training requirement. HeatSpring is a registered NABCEP Provider and both courses cover advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis.

18 NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours

The Solar PV Installer Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course counts for 18 Advanced Credit Hours with NABCEP as part of the 58 hours required for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam. In order for the 18 hours to count for NABCEP credit, students must first take and pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam.


40 NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours

The 40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training course counts for 40 Advanced Credit Hours with NABCEP as part of the 58 hours required for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam.

Both courses can be purchased together in a bundle for additional savings: 58 Hours NABCEP: "Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep" and "40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training"

Also note that there are additional requirements for candidates to qualify for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification including required work experience on solar projects and also completing a 10-hour OSHA training.

After all requirements are fulfilled, candidates apply directly on NABCEP's website. There are two application deadlines annually and also two exam dates annually for the PV Installation Professional Certification Exam. You can find out more information by viewing our NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam Calendar.

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