NABCEP Certification

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NABCEP Certification Goes Global

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Wed, 2018-09-19 10:09
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In contrast to its name, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has expanded its reach by offering solar certification exams in over 370 cities in 97 countries across the globe.  Read more: NABCEP Certification Goes Global »

Update to NABCEP Recertification Requirements

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Wed, 2018-08-22 18:00
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In an effort to maintain its standing as the leader in solar certification, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has announced its plan to increase the recertification requirements for certified professionals.

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Bring Your NEC Codebook to Your NABCEP Exam Day!

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Wed, 2018-07-11 10:38
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When it comes to certification exams, oftentimes standards organizations limit exam candidates from bringing any outside materials to their testing appointment. Fortunately for solar professionals, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) actually does allow its applicants to bring their personal copies of the National Electric Code (NEC) book to their PV Installation Professional computer-based exam.  Read more: Bring Your NEC Codebook to Your NABCEP Exam Day! »

NABCEP Certification Exams Offered Continuously Throughout the Year

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Wed, 2018-06-27 10:05
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Over the last 10 years, the solar workforce has grown tremendously. With such growth, industry organizations such as the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have been forced to change and evolve alongside the industry.

Most notably, NABCEP (which is known for its solar certification program) has gone through several iterations of its exam qualification and testing process in the last eight months. Each version has been a positive change, enabling solar professionals to get certified quicker and easier than before.  Read more: NABCEP Certification Exams Offered Continuously Throughout the Year »

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 »