NABCEP Certification

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NABCEP Solar PV Exam to Cover 2017 NEC Code

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:31
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The solar certification exams developed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) assess a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. This testable information is available on NABCEP’s Job Task Analysis (JTA) document, which outlines a wide variety of responsibilities that solar system installation professionals have.  Read more: NABCEP Solar PV Exam to Cover 2017 NEC Code »

How Long It Takes to Qualify for the NABCEP Certification Exams

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:29
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If you want to become a certified solar installer, you should allot at least 3 months of preparation to satisfy the Training & Work Experience requirements listed by NABCEP. Whether you are new to solar or an experienced solar-industry worker, there are specific eligibility requirements that all NABCEP exam candidates must meet.

Who is NABCEP?

NABCEP stands for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and this is a nonprofit organization that develops professional certification programs for solar energy professionals.  Read more: How Long It Takes to Qualify for the NABCEP Certification Exams »

NABCEP Solar Certifications for Inspectors

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:34
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In our previous post, we shared in the announcement that the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) was to be releasing two new solar certifications – the question was, when?

Just five days after our announcement, NABCEP distributed an email that officially marked the launch of the two new solar inspector certifications, one for photovoltaic systems and the other for solar heating systems.  Read more: NABCEP Solar Certifications for Inspectors »

Coming Soon? Solar Inspector Certifications

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:53
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NABCEP, or the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, sent out an email blast in early May 2017 to announce two new certifications on the horizon: PV Systems Inspector (PVSI) and Solar Heating System Inspector (SHSI).

These solar inspector certifications are primarily intended for individuals performing system inspections for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), utilities, incentive programs, investors, and others performing quality assurance of photovoltaic (PV) and solar heating systems and code compliance.  Read more: Coming Soon? Solar Inspector Certifications »

Discounts for NABCEP-Certified Professionals

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:52
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There are a number of reasons why a solar professional would pursue NABCEP Certification, from increased credibility and marketing value to competitive advantage and eligibility for state and utility incentive programs. But there are also tangible benefits for professionals who have earned NABCEP Certification, and that’s what we’re going to look at today.  Read more: Discounts for NABCEP-Certified Professionals »

Qualifying for Spring 2017 NABCEP Solar Exams

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Wed, 2018-02-28 16:29
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If you’re looking to earn a solar PV certification through NABCEP, your time is running out!

NABCEP, or the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, governs the certification process for solar energy professionals. The organization offers certification in the areas of solar photovoltaics (panels generating electricity) and solar thermal (heating). NABCEP is the leading organization for solar certification in the United States.  Read more: Qualifying for Spring 2017 NABCEP Solar Exams »

How to Qualify for the NABCEP PV Exams

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:40
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Professionals interested in earning a solar PV designation from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have several options for testing.

If you'd like to have a career in solar energy, start with our Introduction to Solar series. Then you can work toward these nationally recognized solar certification exams.  Read more: How to Qualify for the NABCEP PV Exams »

NABCEP Rebrands Entry Level Exam

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:52
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In July 2015, NABCEP announced that it would be changing the name of its Entry Level Program to “NABCEP Associate Program.” Over the following year, very few details about the rebranding came out, so some wondered if the name change would, in fact, occur.  Read more: NABCEP Rebrands Entry Level Exam »

Why Solar Installers Have NABCEP Certification

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:52
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With the price of solar panels at an all-time low and dozens of utility programs introducing solar financing options for communities, it has become more affordable than ever for homeowners to install solar panels on their roofs. This increase in demand has led to an explosion of solar PV installation jobs across the country.

Wondering how you can get started with a career in solar?  Read more: Why Solar Installers Have NABCEP Certification »

4 Programs That Require NABCEP Certification

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:46
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When it comes to the home improvement industry, the best way to evaluate a new career is to look at demand. If you’re even remotely following construction-related news, you’ve probably witnessed the explosive growth that the industry has seen with solar panel installations.

For example, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported the first quarter of 2015 saw 135,000 solar installations, with a new solar project installed every 2 minutes!  Read more: 4 Programs That Require NABCEP Certification »