NABCEP Solar Heating Associate

Heating with the Sun: Hot Water for Less!

Solar Hot Water Heating System on RoofEverblue's Solar Heating Associate training course examines the fundamentals of solar thermal technology with a primary focus on heating domestic water. Students will learn how to conduct a site evaluation, identify individual solar thermal system components, properly install and maintain a system, as well as how to model system performance. Heating water by means of solar energy has great customer appeal because it has one of the quickest payback periods of all renewable energy technologies. Get involved now!

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18 Hours of Online Solar Thermal Training
Solar Glossary of Terms & Abbreviations
Essential Solar PV Formulas
Solar Practice Questions
NABCEP Heating Associate Practice Exam
Access to Course Materials for 6 Months


NABCEP Solar Heating Associate Training Details

Course Description: Everblue's interactive Solar Heating Associate course delves into hands-on applications of solar thermal hot water systems. It includes plumbing, pool, and hot water heating. Upon successful completion of this course, documentation of permitted Solar Thermal system install prerequisites, and additional home study, students may be eligible to take the NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer Exam. This certification is designed for professionals who do system installations.

Prerequisites: None! Start here to begin learning about solar thermal technology and solar hot water heating.

Audience: The NABCEP Associate Program is intended for many people who are currently working in, or seeking employment in, the renewable energy industry. This may include students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their renewable energy career, experienced professionals who have just begun offering renewable energy products/services, or those in renewable energy jobs who lack a professional certification or degree.

Learning Objectives:

  • History & Basics of Solar Heating
  • Components & Collector Design
  • Evaluating the Solar Resource
  • System Design
  • System Sizing & Efficiency
  • System Installation
  • System Maintenance & Safety
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Types of Incentive Mechanisms
  • Cost of System & Review


How to Qualify for the NABCEP Heating Associate Exam

  • Complete NABCEP-Approved Training
  • Pay for the NABCEP Heating Associate exam ($150)
  • Submit the NABCEP Candidate Eligibility Form
  • Schedule exam with Castle Worldwide

The NABCEP Heating Associate credential is managed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, or NABCEP. The credentialing exam is administered by Castle Worldwide testing centers.