Advanced Solar Training: PV Installation

Learn How to Install Solar Panels

This course is designed to teach individuals how to physically install solar panels and the balance of components, including inverters, charge controllers, and battery banks for grid-tied and off-grid systems.

For In-House Training, see our Corporate & Group Training Solutions or call 800-460-2575.



solar training schedule



Advanced Solar Training Details


Course Materials
  • Course Guide
  • Solar Glossary & Case Study
  • 120 Practice Questions
  • 70 Question Practice Exam
  • Essential Solar PV Formulas


Course Formats & Fees

The Advanced Solar Training ($1599) program includes live and online training.

  • Includes the 40-hour Entry Level Solar Training webinar
  • Also includes 5 days in person
  • Learn to assemble a 1 kW solar PV array
  • Satisfies the Advanced Training requirement for NABCEP PV Installation
  • Curriculum accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council


Learning Objectives

Part 1: Entry Level Solar Training (Online)

The Entry Level Solar Training webinar is aligned with the NABCEP PV Associate Learning Objectives:

  • PV Markets and Applications
  • Safety & Electricity Basics
  • Solar Energy Fundamentals
  • PV Module Fundamentals
  • System Components
  • PV System Sizing Principles
  • PV System Electrical Design
  • PV System Mechanical Design
  • Performance Analysis, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

Part 2: Advanced Solar Training (In Person)

  • 2017 NEC Code
  • OSHA Safety Case Study
  • Site/Load Analysis Design
  • Solar PV Installation Technique
  • Grid-Tied Balance of System Lab
  • Grid-Tied Array Assembly
  • Off-Grid Balance of System Lab
  • Off-Grid Array Assembly
  • System Commissioning Troubleshooting
  • Review


How to Qualify for the NABCEP PV Certification Exams

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, or NABCEP, offers three designations for Solar PV professionals:

  • NABCEP PV Associate
  • NABCEP PV Installation Professional
  • NABCEP PV Technical Sales

The NABCEP PV Associate Handbook contains information about eligibility requirements and the application process. Please visit to download and view the handbook.

The NABCEP Certification Handbook contains information about eligibility requirements, including documenting Education and Experience, for the PV Installation and PV Technical Sales exams. Please visit to download and view the handbook.

Put simply, all candidates for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification must:

  • participate in a minimum of 58 hours of solar PV training
  • 40 of those hours must be approved as "Advanced" solar installation training
  • have an OSHA 10 hour construction industry card or equivalent
  • document 3-5 solar installations where they have acted in the role of a contractor, lead installer, foremen, supervisor, or journeyman
  • pay for and complete an application by the exam deadline

Everblue's Solar PV Mastery Combo satisfies all of these educational requirements.



Student Reviews

"As a professional in the industry for many years and after having attended numerous trainings, I would like to thank and congratulate you and your firm for my recent training experience with Everblue in Ventura, California concerning your Solar PV Installer course. Our class instructor was Justin Riege, who I might add is a very qualified and experienced instructor in this field. His presentation was very informative and detailed. The entire week was a very pleasant experience with the classroom setting in first rate accommodations and the hands-on portion stocked full of all necessary equipment in the shop. It was a great feeling of satisfaction for the entire group when both the grid tied as well as the off grid systems were shown to be functioning and producing power from the sun. This training on Solar PV, as well as your HERS Rater training which I also took with Everblue, are must take trainings for anybody looking into this field of expertise. Once again, thank you so much for a great program. Keep up the good work." - Johnny Merchant

"Great resources available via online make it easy for all." - Ford Tupper

"I think the class was very beneficial and will help in taking the NABCEP exam." - Rick Harris

"The hands-on course was very interesting. I got a lot of useful tips." - Carlos Andres Barros Knebel




When you’re ready to register, click the green button above or call us at 800-460-2575.

We accept all major credit cards, check payments, PayPal, and financing through Affirm.