About this course

NABCEP's PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PVIP Board Certification validates your competence to perform in the role of PV Installation Professional, which encompasses PV design, installation, operations, commissioning and maintenance.

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification Prep Course gives you the advanced hours and knowledge required to earn NABCEP PVIP Certification.
This PVIP Practice Exam is included with the prep course (we recommend taking the full course), but you just need to review sample test questions, this practice exam is for you.

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Course outline

1 module • 19 assignments • 7 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 12 assignments
NABCEP PVIP Certification Practice Exams

  • Discussion Board Request from Sean and Notes on Posting Discussion Board Questions
  • Taking Your NABCEP Test - Thoughts & Advice from Sean (07:17 minutes)
  • Connect with your instructor Sean on LinkedIn
  • The exam goes from A being the most recent exam to D being the older exam questions
  • A-Additional Practice Exam - 30 Questions
  • Additional Practice Exam - 30 Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations (.pdf)
  • B-2020 PVIP Practice Questions
  • 2020 PVIP Practice Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations (.pdf)
  • C-NABCEP Practice Exam 2 - 70 Questions
  • NABCEP Practice Exam 2 - 70 Questions Answer with Detailed Explanations (.pdf)
  • D-NABCEP Practice Exam 1 - 70 Questions
  • NABCEP Practice Exam 1 - 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?
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. This 1 module course is delivered entirely online. The lecture video and other materials are available any time. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to generate a certificate of completion.
How long do I have access to the materials?
Students get unlimited access to the course materials as soon as they enroll and for one year (365 days) after enrollment. 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. After the one year of access expires, access can be extended by joining as a HeatSpring member. A single membership extends access to course materials for all past enrollments.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Yes, 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.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes please visit our HeatSpring for Teams page to get a group discount.


Based on 38 reviews
students have taken this course

Sean's PVIP course was crucial in preparing for the exam. Despite how complicated the material and process of the exam is, Sean does an excellent job of breaking down all the different sections and making the entire process clear and understandable. His responsiveness to discussion board posts also allowed any confusion or questions to be quickly resolved.

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Technical Engineer, Safari Energy
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