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What are the Best Solar Certifications and NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Certifications and Exams?

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the industry gold standard for solar certifications and credentials. Many manufacturers, state licensing agencies and solar incentive programs require installers have some level of NABCEP credential.

NABCEP has two levels of PV Credential:

  1. NABCEP PV Associate
  2. NABCEP Board Certifications:
    • PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification
    • PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Certification
    • PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Certification
    • PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Certification
    • PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification
    • PV System Inspector (PVSI) Certification

NABCEP Credential 3 Step Tool

Use our new tool to read more about each of these credentials, as well as to find the hours requirements and courses for any NABCEP credential in 3 simple steps.

NABCEP PV Associate Exam

After completing our Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course, you are eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. There is a $150 exam fee due along with your application to NABCEP. You will submit those to us in an assignment at the end of the course. Then, we will submit them to NABCEP on your behalf and verify that you have completed the course. You can then schedule to take your exam at any Scantron Testing Center worldwide. NABCEP has also recently announced that they are allowing the exam to be taken at home on your own computer with live online proctoring due to COVID-19 stay at home orders.

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