About this course

Recently updated for the latest NABCEP exam

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam, often referred to as the NABCEP Installer Certification or PVIP Certification, is notoriously difficult, and most people who take it do not pass. This practice questions is a great first step in preparing to pass the exam. 
A copy of the National Electrical Code® (NEC) is provided to everyone who takes the actual exam. Individuals taking this practice exam should have a copy of the 2017 NEC for reference. A link is provided in the course with some options to get a free copy of the 2017 NEC.
This is a free self-serve course with a 70-question practice exam included. You can take the practice exam multiple times, but there is no instructor support for this course and no other study materials. 
This is an excellent FREE practice tool for anyone looking to take the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification exam or the NABCEP PV Design Specialist Certification or NABCEP PV Installation Specialist Certification exams.
If you're looking for full-service exam preparation course with instructor support, we recommend Sean White's NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification Prep course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Assess your preparedness for the official exam
  • Identify areas that require further study
  • Discuss the exam and questions with other course participants
  • Familiarize yourself with the types of questions you're likely to see on the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam

Course outline

2 modules • 11 assignments • 48 seconds of video lectures

Module 1 • 7 assignments
Practice Exam - 70 Questions

The 70-question practice exam is designed to test your knowledge and help you identify areas you need to focus on when studying.

  • Free Access to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • To view your test results
  • Discussion Board Request from Sean and Notes on Posting Discussion Board Questions
  • Live Online Proctoring (LOP) for All NABCEP Exams!
  • Connect with your instructor Sean on LinkedIn
  • NABCEP Practice Exam 2 - 70 Questions
  • NABCEP Practice Exam 2 - 70 Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations (.pdf)


  • Sean White

    2014 IREC Trainer of the Year, HeatSpring / White House Energy Inc. / Sean White Solar / Norcal Solar
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    Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council Trainer of the Year. He is an IREC 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... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your team.


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I am an electrical engineer by profession, but I had very limited knowledge of solar systems before I joined this course.. . I Really appreciate Sean's efforts to transfer his knowledge to others through this course... Great Job! .. Thanks

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