This course qualifies for 40 hours of advanced training required for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam. Topics covered, include the National Electrical Code (NEC), design, installation, commissioning, and sales to prepare for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam. HeatSpring is a registered NABCEP Provider.
Dive deep into advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis.
The instructor for this course, Dr. Sean White, is one of HeatSpring's most popular and highest rated instructors. He is available to answer questions on the discussion board while you work through the course materials. He is extremely responsive and answers questions in great detail. Sean has taken and passed the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam twice and also previously served on the exam committee. He was named IREC Trainer of the Year in 2014.
In order to complete this course, you'll need to purchase a copy of Sean White's "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" (2015). You'll get access to detailed information and test-taking strategies specifically focused on the exam. There are required readings from the book in each week of the course.
This course includes many references to the National Electrical Code (NEC). It may be helpful for you to get a copy of the 2014 NEC. Its important to note that NABCEP will not adopt the 2017 NEC for use on the PV Installation Professional Certification Exam until Oct 2018. If you plan to take the exam before then, you'll prepare using the 2014 NEC. The instructor has also included some optional videos about important changes in the 2017 NEC.
Complete the 40 hours of material as fast as you want
Some students take the whole 40 hours in one week. That is an intensive amount of work, and most students have full time jobs which is why we split the modules out over 6 sections, intended to be taken one per week but its entirely up to you. You can print your certificate of completion as soon as you finish.
NABCEP Advanced Credits Toward The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam
You need 58 hours of advanced training to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam. If you passed the NABCEP PV Associate Exam after completing our Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course, that got you the first 18 hours. This course covers the additional 40 hours you need.
Instructor Dr. Sean White was the 2014 "IREC Clean Energy Trainer of the Year"
Dr. Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Clean Energy Trainer of the Year. He is an IREC ISPQ Certified Independent Master Trainer and a NABCEP Certified PV Installer. He has taught hundreds of solar courses to students all over the world.
Uses 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) for NABCEP Exam
This course tracks NABCEP's adoption of the code. NABCEP exams are currently based on NEC 2014 and will not adopt the 2017 code until October 2018. The course also includes a section on changes in the NEC 2017.
Self-Paced Online Course
This online course is self-paced. You can begin instantly upon enrollment.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn a Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Self Report with Certificate: 40 NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours
Sean has the unique ability to understand a student's gap in educational understanding and to fill in that gap in an extremely efficient manner. He is able to naturally work through technical information in an engaging path that builds toward proficiency rather than confuses the student. Sean accomplishes this while being extremely personable and accommodating to the student therefore building academic confidence that transforms into real world results.”
- Anthony Shaw, Progeneration Energy Corporation
Very informative, great instructor. I learned a lot and it will definitely help my business and myself out in the field.”
- David Rawlings, Woodland Solar
I highly recommend this course for anyone taking the NABCEP Installation Professional Exam. The instructor did a great job of simplifying complicated material, and was full of test taking tips.”
- Brian Grems, Stellar Solar
This course will change my life. I have been in the industry for only a year and this course has much to offer from beginners to experienced installers. With over 1MW of installs in which I have either witnessed as a supervisor or as a Foreman I would say I achieved more knowledge about the details of why we install the way we do from this course. Good luck everyone!”
- Michael Beverly Field Superintendent, Sunsmart Technologies
Sean White's course exceeded my expectation not only for the potential for online learning but also for bringing new and valuable depth and breadth to course material that is also timely and relevant.”
- Leslie Andersen, Pacific Sky Solar
Sean White is one of the top Solar Pioneers of our lifetime. The fact I could comprehend this material in such an efficient manner blows my mind. Thank you Sean for your professional guidance. I am truly honored! ”
- Neal McEldowney, Limitless Energy, LLC
Leaning code requirements and solar calculations can be a very boring process; Sean's course found a way to deliver that information in an interesting and informative way, making the learning process much more interesting and manageable. ”
- Lucas Redrup, Solar Provider Group
Absolutely the best course available for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional exam prep!”
- Brook Babcock, SolarCity
Mr. White killed it on this course! His delivery and organization of the topics kept me engaged and I left the class feeling well prepared for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional exam!”
- Michael Walker, Precision Renewables
I would highly recommend any person inclined to so much as mention the topic of solar, take this course prior to doing so.”
- Stephen Rogers, Energy Venture Management
I would recommend this course to anyone looking to improve their overall technical PV knowledge base.”
- Nate Roumanis, Sunrise Solar Consulting
Just checked the exam results online and I passed, I am very happy as it was a very fast paced exam, I really appreciate your help and again this was a great course.”
- Antonio Zuniga-Cuentas, Canadian Solar
I just learned that I passed the NABCEP PV Installation Professional. Thank you for this course and for all the time you put to teach and answer students questions. Thank you again you are the best!!”
- Mustapha Chawqui, Borrego Solar
Sean's book was instrumental to me passing the NABCEP exam. It really hit the nail on the head.”
- Robert Wylie Hyde, Kaplan Clean Tech PV Instructor, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
After installing solar for two years I knew absolutely zero of how they work other than put this here and that there. Now I am educating the electricians and confident I could repair out of the box type problems.”
- Chris Connelly Lead installer, Direct Energy Solar
I comfortably passed the NABCEP exam and I couldn't have done it without Sean's book!”
- Tim Oyler, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
Sean White is the best of the best. I highly recommend taking this course.”
- Adam Smetters Asset and Project Manager, Melink Corporation