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Course Recommendations

Q: I am interested in the solar field, but I don’t have any experience. Where do I begin?

A: The NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course is a great place to start. This introductory course covers the fundamentals of solar energy, electricity, and design and installation of solar panels. The entry-level PV Associate class is available online and qualifies you to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam (formerly called the NABCEP Entry Level Exam). 

Q: I am interested in becoming a solar installation contractor. What class do you recommend?

A: The NABCEP PV Associate Training is the recommended first course, as it covers the vital foundation for understanding solar photovoltaics (PV). This training will instantly qualify you for the entry-level NABCEP PV Associate exam. From there, you will have a much better understanding of solar and will feel very confident joining an advanced solar installation class. Everblue's Advanced Solar Training is available in person and online and will teach you how to physically install solar panels. If you're looking for a fast-track to certification, we'd recommend the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam Prep package, which includes the entry-level PV Associate Training, the Advanced Solar Installation Training, and more!

Q: What solar training courses do you offer?

A: Everblue has three solar training courses available: the entry-level NABCEP PV Associate Training, Advanced Solar Training, and Solar Design & Sales. When you combine all three together, and add OSHA 10 Construction Safety, you get our NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam Prep package!


Before & After Class

Q: Is there any financial assistance available for Everblue’s solar training courses?

A: Yes, we offer course financing through our partner, Affirm. To learn more, please visit our Financing page.

Q: Do I need to purchase any additional materials before class or bring anything with me to class?

A: Everything you need is provided, including online resources, a course manual, and practice exam questions. You should bring a pen or pencil for note-taking, which may be done in your course manual.

Q: What type of certificate will I receive after the class?

A: You will be issued a certificate of completion from Everblue. Upon passing a NABCEP exam, you will receive the corresponding certificate from NABCEP indicating that you are certified.

Q: Does Everblue provide job placement after completion of all required courses?

A: No, we do not provide job placement, although we do frequently refer students to job openings with our partners and customers. We have many great hiring success stories. To see a list of our employment partners, please visit our Job Board


About NABCEP Certification

Q: What are the different types of NABCEP exams, and how do I qualify for them?

A: The three most popular NABCEP exams are: PV Associate, PV Installation Professional, and PV Technical Sales.

Everblue’s NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep Training will qualify a student for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. Everblue’s NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam Prep will satisfy the Training hours required for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam and the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Exam. Please visit the NABCEP website for the comprehensive list of qualifying paths to the advanced certification exams.

Q: How do I register for the NABCEP exam?

A: Once a student has successfully completed all of the training and activities associated with the entry-level PV Associate class, he or she is eligible for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. To apply for that exam, one must fill out the NABCEP Candidate Eligibility Form and email it to Everblue staff ( Once this form has been received and the $150 exam fee has been paid, the student’s application will be uploaded to NABCEP. Shortly thereafter, the student will be connected to a testing center so a convenient exam time and place can be scheduled.



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