NABCEP's PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Board Certification highlights your expertise in the areas of operations, maintenance and commissioning. It spotlights your ability to apply verification protocols, critically analyze systems, and implement preventive and corrective maintenance procedures for PV systems.
This NABCEP PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Certification Prep Course gives you the advanced hours and knowledge required to earn NABCEP PVCMS Certification.
The PVCMS Practice Exam is included with the prep course - it's a great way to prepare and get comfortable so you can pass the PVCMS exam on your first try.
NABCEP PVCMS Certification Practice Exams
Welcome! Here is the latest on this relatively new NABCEP exam
When asking questions about test questions
PVCMS Practice Exam 2022
PVCMS Practice Exam 7/2/22 with answers and explanations
Taking Your NABCEP Test - Thoughts & Advice from Sean
Connect with your instructor Sean on LinkedIn
PVCMS easy test (real PVCMS exam has some more difficult questions)
PVCMS easy test - 39 Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations
The PVCMS exam is a relatively new and rumored to be difficult to pass exam.
Most questions on the PVIP exam can be written slightly differently in context to make them PVCMS exam questions, so if you know how to pass the PVIP exam, you will know how to pass the PVCMS exam.
For example, when I recently took another one of the specialist exams, the PV Design Specialist exam, I could not tell the difference between the PVIP and the PVDS exams. I assume that this is much the same for the PVCMS exam.
There are very few people who have taken the PVCMS exam and there has been no activity here until June 2022.
I recommend studying the same as if you were going to take the PVIP exam and I have posted my PVIP exam question here.
If you decide you would rather take the PVIP exam, let me know and we can switch you into that course.
1-NABCEP Practice Exam 1 - 70 Questions
NABCEP Practice Exam 1 - 70 Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations
Important: Data for Questions 41-45 on Practice Exam 2
2-NABCEP Practice Exam 2 - 70 Questions
NABCEP Practice Exam 2 - 70 Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations
3-2020 PVIP Practice Questions
2020 PVIP Practice Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations
4-Additional Practice Exam - 30 Questions
Additional Practice Exam - 30 Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations
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... Learn more
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... Learn more
Courses with student ratings: 2
by Justin McComas, Area Superintendent , INTERMOUNTAIN ELECTRIC, INC. 10/17/2022
For the purpose of CEU's this course was great. It is also setup very nicely for prospective personnel looking to obtain licensing through NABCEP. I am a 26 year electrician also and the NEC content was spot on and easy to understand. I would recommend this course for anyone obtaining CEU's and looking to sit for the PVIP exam.
by Michael Yaple, Site Supervisor, Onsite Solar LLC 07/05/2022
Excellent course for all things NABCEP related. Wouldn't have been able to get my PVIP without it. Now on to my PVCMS exam!
by Stanley Popek, Owner, Solar Star LLC DBA Vegas Solar 05/30/2022
The information was very valuable for the NABCEP criteria
by Simon Limon, Owner, Electric Integrations 05/11/2022
The instructor was actually very funny and kept me watching the whole time.
by Gary Rochlin, President, Blue Sky Energy 04/23/2022
It is always great to get refreshed on the technical aspect of this industry. The couse succeeds at that in a big way.
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Is there a certificate of completion?
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