40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs

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Instructors: Sean White, Bill Brooks

Subjects: Solar: Design and Installation, Solar: NABCEP

Length: 6 modules

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Description

Updated for the latest NABCEP PV Certification Exams

This course is developed and taught by Sean White and includes includes lectures from solar legend Bill Brooks.

This course qualifies for 40 hours of advanced training required for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam as well as hours for all other NABCEP PV Certification Exams and CEU hours for recertification. HeatSpring is an Accredited NABCEP Provider.

Dive deep into advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis.

The main instructor for this course, Sean White, is one of HeatSpring's most popular and highest rated instructors. Sean is available to answer questions on the discussion board while you work through the course materials during your one-year session. He is extremely responsive and answers questions in great detail. Sean Answers every question on a daily basis 99% of the time.

He is an IREC Master Trainer, was named 2014 Clean Energy Trainer of the Year, has taught thousands of professionals on solar technology, contributed to the development of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis, has been a member of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Technical Committee, and has published multiple books on solar PV design and installation.

In order to complete this course, you'll need to purchase a copy of Sean White's "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" (2019). 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. It is also recommended to get PV and the NEC by Sean White and Bill Brooks.

This course includes many references to the National Electrical Code (NEC). It may be helpful for you to get a copy of the 2017 NEC. It's important to note that NABCEP is on the 2017 NEC for all certification exam. It is expected that NABCEP will adopt the 2020 NEC in 2021, so if you plan on taking NABCEP exams in 2021, plan accordingly. This course has information for both the 2017 and 2020 NEC, which Bill Brooks was intimately involved with writing.

Thanks!
Sean

Learning Objectives

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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 Sean White Was the 2014 "IREC Clean Energy Trainer of the Year"

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. He is the best instructor in the world at helping you pass the NABCEP PV Certification exams.

Includes National Electrical Code (NEC) Content for NABCEP PV Certification Exams

This course tracks NABCEP's adoption of the code and NEC 2017 is now in use on all NABCEP PV Certification Exams. Sean also includes optional materials covering the 2014 NEC in this course since some jurisdictions will still be using the 2014 code for some time.

Includes 3 Practice Exams to Help You Study

This course includes two 70-question practice exams that emulate the actual exam as closely as possible. Plus a bonus 30-question practice exam is also included. Explanations are given for all practice exam questions.

Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

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. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. 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 LinkedIn integration.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Self Report with Certificate: NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, NABCEP NEC, NABCEP JTA, NABCEP RE Elective, NABCEP Building or Fire Code, NABCEP PV Associate Renewal.

Approved NABCEP CEU Hours by Credential and Category

NABCEP Credential Advanced Hours for Exam Recertification CEU Hours NEC JTA RE Elective Building or Fire Code
PV Installation Professional Certification 40 30 6 30 12 6
PV Design Specialist Certification 40 30 6 30 12 6
PV Installer Specialist Certification 20 30 6 30 12 6
PV C&M Specialist Certification 40 30 6 30 12 6
PV Technical Sales Certification 20 18 0 20 12 6
PV Associate Credential 0 12 0 0 0 0

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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

I passed my NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam thanks to your course. I couldn't have done this without it.

- Connor Nakao

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Instructors

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Sean White

2014 IREC Trainer of the Year

Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council Trainer of the Year. He is an ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer and has authored several books on solar. He contributed to the development of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis and has been a member of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Technical Committee. Sean is a...[more]

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Bill Brooks

Principal, Brooks Engineering

Bill Brooks PE, of Brooks Engineering LLC, has over 30 years of experience designing, installing, and evaluating grid-connected PV systems. More than 12,000 installers and inspectors have attended his courses throughout the U.S. and abroad. His field troubleshooting skills have been valuable in determining where problems occur to focus training on those issues of...[more]

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Course Outline

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (Video - 01:25 minutes) preview
  • 2017 NEC Free Download (Resource)
  • 2020 NEC (Text)
  • Important: Purchase a copy of "Solar PV Engineering and Installation: Preparation for the NABCEP PV Certification Exams" (Download .pdf)
  • PV and the NEC Book by Sean White and Bill Brooks! (Resource)
  • Optional: "The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills" (Resource)
  • Set up email notifications and your student profile (Text)
  • Connect with your instructor Sean on LinkedIn (Resource)
  • Introduce yourself on the discussion board (Text)
  • Announcement regarding NABCEP PVIP Exam (Text)
  • Feedback from an highly knowledgable student after taking and passing the NABCEP PVIP exam (Text)
  • Introducing Bill Brooks! (Video - 14:40 minutes) preview
  • Corona Announcement: All NABCEP Exams can be taken at home (Text)
  • Go-At-Your-Own-Pace (Text)
  • Discussion Board Request from Sean (Text)
  • NABCEP Adoption of 2020 NEC is Summer 2021 at the earliest (Text)
  • Live Online Proctoring (LOP) for All NABCEP Exams! (Text)
Module 1 - Introduction and the National Electrical Code (NEC)

In this opening week you will get to know your instructor, explore various solar resources, do some foundational reading, learn about important terms and concepts that you'll need to memorize or at least familiarize yourself with, and do an in-depth review of the sections of the National Electrical Code (NEC) that relate to solar PV design and installation.

  • Introduction (Video - 11:48 minutes) preview
  • Read: Chapter 1 in "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" - Memorize and Familiarize (Text)
  • Resources Part 1 PV Labs (Video - 07:59 minutes)
  • Resources Part 2 PV Watts (Video - 26:00 minutes)
  • Resources Part 3 Design Software and solarabcs (Video - 18:40 minutes)
  • Resources Part 4 NABCEP PVIP Information (Video - 26:49 minutes)
  • Resources Part 5 Other NABCEP Certifications and Prices for all Certifications (Video - 20:17 minutes)
  • Resources Part 6 Solar Websurfing (Video - 27:08 minutes)
  • Markets and Getting Up To Speed (Video - 13:08 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize Part 1 (Video - 05:45 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize Part 2 Articles 100-110 (Video - 10:12 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize Part 3 Articles 200-250 (Video - 10:11 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize Part 4 NEC Chapter 3 (Video - 11:09 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize Part 5 NEC Chapters 4, 5 & 6 (Video - 20:50 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize - Part 6 NEC Chapter 7 Video 1 (Video - 23:32 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize - Part 6 NEC Chapter 7 Video 2 (Video - 24:26 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize - Part 7 NEC Chapter 9 and Annex C (Video - 08:26 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize - Part 8 Useful Information (Video - 19:37 minutes)
  • Memorize and Familiarize Part 9 More Useful Information (Video - 25:15 minutes)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
  • Read: Chapter 2 in "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" - The National Electric Code (Text)
  • Presentation slides (PDF) (Download .pdf)
  • Free Access to the National Electrical Code (NEC) - NFPA (Registration required) (Resource)
  • Audio 2020 NEC Article 690 Reading - Radio 690! (Audio .m4a)
  • NEC Article 100 Definitions Part 1 of 2 (Video - 29:57 minutes)
  • NEC Article 100 Definitions Part 2 of 2 (Video - 34:02 minutes)
  • NEC Article 110 Requirements for Electrical Installations (Video - 38:59 minutes) preview
  • NEC Article 200 Grounded Conductors (Video - 32:56 minutes)
  • NEC Articles 210 Branch Circuits, 215 Feeders and 230 Services (Video - 20:47 minutes)
  • NEC Article 240 Overcurrent Protection (Video - 42:09 minutes)
  • NEC Article 250 Grounding and Bonding (Video - 47:25 minutes) preview
  • NEC Article 300 General Requirements for Wiring Methods and Materials (Video - 36:54 minutes)
  • NEC Article 310 Conductors for General Wiring Part 1 (Video - 33:32 minutes) preview
  • NEC Article 310 Conductors for General Wiring Part 2 (Video - 26:41 minutes)
  • 320 to 358 Common Wiring Methods like EMT (Video - 32:18 minutes)
  • NEC Chapter 4 Featuring Article 480! (Video - 32:31 minutes)
  • NEC Chapters 5, 6, 7 & 8 (Video - 10:42 minutes)
  • NEC Chapter 9 Tables Part 1 (Video - 28:19 minutes)
  • NEC Chapter 9 Tables Part 2 (Video - 34:51 minutes)
  • Informational Annexes (Video - 11:08 minutes)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #2 (Text)
  • Reference: NABCEP PV Installation Professional Resource Guide (Download .pdf)
  • Reference: "Expedited Permit Process for PV Systems" (Download .pdf)
  • NABCEP Certification Exam Fees (new in 2020) (Download .png)
  • Updating Course Material - If you completed a module and then there is new material, you can just click on if you want it to show as completed. (Text)
  • Module 1 Adv. PV Quiz (Quiz)
Module 2 - National Electrical Code - Article 690 - Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

This week, you will go through Article 690 of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Familiarity with this part of the NEC is critical for solar designers and installers.

  • Read: Chapter 3 in "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" - Article 690: Solar PV Systems (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
  • 2017 Versus 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) (Text)
  • 2017 NEC Video 1 - Introduction to 690.2 (Video - 18:42 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 2 - 690.7 Voltage (Video - 16:59 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 3 - 690.8 Current (Video - 22:18 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 4 - 690.9 Overcurrent Protection (Video - 14:13 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 5 - 690.10 Stand-Alone Systems and 690.11 DC Arc-Fault Protection (Video - 06:00 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 6 - 690.12 Rapid Shutdown Showdown Part 1 (Video - 21:12 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 6 - 690.12 Rapid Shutdown Showdown Part 2 (Video - 25:23 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 7 - 690 Part III Disconnecting Means (Video - 19:32 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 8 - 690 Part IV Wiring Methods (Video - 30:06 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 9 - 690 Part V Grounding and Bonding (Video - 34:47 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 10 - 690 Part VI to End of Article 690 (Video - 23:03 minutes)
  • 2017 NEC Video 11 - 691 Large-Scale Photovoltaic (Video - 19:10 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on Rapid Shutdown Part 1 Outside of the Array Boundary (Video - 14:57 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on Rapid Shutdown Part 2 inside of the Array Boundary (Video - 20:17 minutes)
Module 3 - National Electrical Code (NEC) - Other Solar and Storage Related Articles

There are many NEC Articles besides Article 690 that are important to know about. This includes: Article 705 Interconnected Power Production Sources Article 706 Energy Storage Systems Article 710 Stand-Alone Systems Article 712 DC Microgrids Article 625 EV Power Transfer Station And more!

  • Read: Chapter 4 in "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" - Article 705: Interconnections (Text)
  • 2017 NEC Video - 705 Interconnected Power Production Sources (Video - 58:00 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks talks Energy Storage Systems (Video - 22:29 minutes) preview
  • Bill Brooks talks Energy Storage Systems (Video - 10:56 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks talks Storage Batteries Article 480 (Video - 03:30 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks talks EV Power Transfer Station (Video - 05:38 minutes)
  • Bill gets excited talking about 705.13 Power Control Systems (Video - 08:16 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on 705 Video 1 Supply and Load Side Connections (Video - 07:44 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on 705 Video 2 with ESS Implications and Markets (Video - 11:51 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on 705 Video 3 More 705.13 PCS and MIDs (Video - 08:04 minutes)
  • More EV to Grid-Full Circle with Bill Brooks (Video - 07:14 minutes) preview
  • Bill Brooks on 705 Video 4 Supply-Side Connections and Microgrids (Video - 10:16 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on 705 Video 5 Wire Sizing and Supply-Side Connections (Video - 05:52 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on 705 Video 6 Load-Side Connections (Video - 26:10 minutes)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
Module 4 - Safety, Wire Sizing, Building Codes and Fire Codes

Always good to be safe, so safely size your wires and to understand some of the building and fire codes. For the NABCEP exam, do not worry so much about Bill's Building Codes and Fire Codes, however it is important information and for those of you looking for NABCEP Continuing Education (CE) this is a requirement.

  • Read: Chapter 5 in "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" - Safety, Strategy, and Investing Your Time Wisely (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
  • Read: Chapter 6 in "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" - Wire Sizing (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #2 (Text)
  • Video Responses to Detailed Questions (Text)
  • Answer to Question on System Sizing (Video - 23:30 minutes)
  • Answer to Question on Connecting PV System to a Split Bus Panel (Video - 10:59 minutes)
  • Code-Compliant Conductor Sizing - SolarPro (PDF) (Download .pdf)
  • Code-Compliant Conductor Sizing - Part 1 (Video - 22:23 minutes)
  • Code-Compliant Conductor Sizing - Part 2 (Video - 35:39 minutes)
  • Code-Compliant Conductor Sizing - Part 3 (Video - 46:25 minutes)
  • Building and Fire Codes with Bill Brooks Part 1- 2020 NFPA 855 Energy Storage Systems, IRC, IBC, IFC, NFPA 1, ICC (Video - 08:41 minutes) preview
  • Building and Fire Codes with Bill Brooks Part 2 Roof Setbacks (Video - 30:55 minutes)
  • Building and Fire Codes with Bill Brooks Part 3 The ICC i-codes (Video - 13:55 minutes)
  • Solar Building and Fire Codes Video 1 (Video - 35:05 minutes)
  • Solar Building and Fire Codes Video 2 (Video - 23:14 minutes)
  • Solar Building and Fire Codes Video 3 (Video - 21:06 minutes)
  • Solar Building and Fire Codes Video 4 (Video - 45:21 minutes)
Module 5 - Practice Exams for NABCEP PV Certification Exams and Trig

Here we have a full practice exam and 30-question practice exam that will prepare you for the NABCEP Certification exams. Also covered are trigonometry concepts you'll need for some solar calculations. The NABCEP PVIP exam usually has 1 or 2 questions that you can use trig to solve.

  • Read Chapter 7 in "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" - Solar Trigonometry (Text)
  • Trigonometry Review (Video - 35:34 minutes)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
  • Data for Questions 41-45 on Practice Exam (Download .pdf)
  • NABCEP Certification Practice Exam (70 Questions) (Quiz)
  • Take the Additional Practice Exam (30 Questions) (Quiz)
Module 6 - Question-by-Question Practice Exam Review

This week, you'll review each question from the practice exam to understand how to arrive at the correct answer.

  • Question 1 Explained (Video - 04:45 minutes)
  • Question 2 Explained (Video - 06:32 minutes)
  • Question 3 Explained (Video - 06:46 minutes)
  • Question 4 Explained (Video - 06:05 minutes)
  • Question 5 Explained (Video - 03:43 minutes)
  • Question 6 Explained (Video - 05:00 minutes)
  • Question 7 Explained (Video - 04:04 minutes)
  • Question 8 Explained (Video - 06:24 minutes)
  • Question 9 Explained (Video - 03:33 minutes)
  • Question 10 Explained (Video - 03:39 minutes)
  • Question 11 Explained (Video - 19:51 minutes)
  • Question 12 Explained (Video - 11:55 minutes)
  • Question 13 Explained (Video - 02:01 minutes)
  • Question 14 Explained (Video - 03:05 minutes)
  • Question 15 Explained (Video - 03:21 minutes)
  • Question 16 Explained (Video - 07:17 minutes)
  • Question 17 Explained (Video - 02:55 minutes)
  • Question 18 Explained (Video - 02:22 minutes)
  • Question 19 Explained (Video - 03:45 minutes)
  • Question 20 Explained (Video - 02:38 minutes)
  • Question 21 Explained (Video - 07:42 minutes)
  • Question 22 Explained (Video - 04:45 minutes)
  • Question 23 Explained (Video - 02:05 minutes)
  • Question 24 Explained (Video - 03:23 minutes)
  • Question 25 Explained (Video - 04:47 minutes)
  • Question 26 Explained (Video - 05:10 minutes)
  • Question 27 Explained (Video - 03:17 minutes)
  • Question 28 Explained (Video - 01:24 minutes)
  • Question 29 Explained (Video - 03:43 minutes)
  • Question 30 Explained (Video - 04:04 minutes)
  • Question 31 Explained (Video - 03:37 minutes)
  • Question 32 Explained (Video - 05:42 minutes)
  • Question 33 Explained (Video - 02:09 minutes)
  • Question 34 Explained (Video - 03:46 minutes)
  • Question 35 Explained (Video - 04:18 minutes)
  • Question 36 Explained (Video - 02:59 minutes)
  • Question 37 Explained (Video - 03:01 minutes)
  • Question 38 Explained (Video - 03:33 minutes)
  • Question 39 Explained (Video - 02:59 minutes)
  • Question 40 Explained (Video - 14:24 minutes)
  • Question 41 Explained (Video - 08:22 minutes)
  • Question 42 Explained (Video - 06:35 minutes)
  • Question 43 Explained (Video - 04:13 minutes)
  • Question 44 Explained (Video - 06:06 minutes)
  • Question 45 Explained (Video - 14:14 minutes)
  • Question 46 Explained (Video - 02:56 minutes)
  • Question 47 Explained (Video - 02:31 minutes)
  • Question 48 Explained (Video - 02:19 minutes)
  • Question 49 Explained (Video - 03:08 minutes)
  • Question 50 Explained (Video - 03:26 minutes)
  • Question 51 Explained (Video - 07:40 minutes)
  • Question 52 Explained (Video - 07:19 minutes) preview
  • Question 53 Explained (Video - 03:05 minutes)
  • Question 54 Explained (Video - 02:34 minutes)
  • Question 55 Explained (Video - 03:01 minutes)
  • Question 56 Explained (Video - 02:42 minutes)
  • Question 57 Explained (Video - 01:57 minutes)
  • Question 58 Explained (Video - 02:40 minutes)
  • Question 59 Explained (Video - 02:31 minutes)
  • Question 60 Explained (Video - 01:54 minutes)
  • Question 61 Explained (Video - 03:53 minutes)
  • Question 62 Explained (Video - 03:18 minutes)
  • Question 63 Explained (Video - 03:05 minutes)
  • Question 64 Explained (Video - 07:20 minutes)
  • Question 65 Explained (Video - 05:11 minutes)
  • Question 66 Explained (Video - 02:14 minutes)
  • Question 67 Explained (Video - 02:35 minutes)
  • Question 68 Explained (Video - 01:45 minutes)
  • Question 69 Explained (Video - 02:56 minutes)
  • Question 70 Explained (Video - 04:55 minutes)
  • Announcement regarding NABCEP PVIP Exam (Text)
  • Answers to 30 question bonus exam with detailed explanations (Download .pdf)
  • 2020 PVIP Practice Questions (Download .pdf)
Feedback and Additional Resources

This is our last module but you still have access to the all of course materials for 12 months (1 year), so keep working and you'll be able to complete the course at your own pace. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership. Enjoy the course and keep in touch!

  • Lots of additional optional videos and audio recordings (Resource)
  • NABCEP Application: Start your application for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam (Resource)
  • NABCEP Practice Exam 1 (70-Question) Questions with Explanations (Download .pdf)
  • Bonus Practice Exam (30-Question) Questions with Explanations (Download .pdf)
  • $100 Discount for "Drone Pilot Boot Camp" (Resource)
  • Testing Centers Affected by Corona (Text)
  • 1 Year of Access to Course Materials (Text)
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Consider Joining as a HeatSpring Member (Resource)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)
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