Photovoltaics and the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC)


Instructor: Sean White

Subjects: Solar: Design and Installation, Solar: NABCEP

Length: 1 module

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1,480 students have taken this course


The 2020 NEC has just been released and you should know all about it! This FREE online course is a "go at your own pace" course, so it will fit into everyone’s schedule and will be FREE for the rest of this year. This course will count for 2 hours of NABCEP CE and prerequisite credit. You will receive a digital certificate of completion.

Bill Brooks and Sean White published the book Photovoltaics and the National Electric Code, which was based on the 2017 NEC and are currently writing a 2020 NEC version.

Sean and Bill will cover the new 2020 NEC, 2017 NEC as well as Energy Storage. Bill and Sean have been teaching NEC Workshops together for 8 years and together have over 40 years of PV training experience. Sean was the 2014 IREC Trainer of the year and was awarded the 2019 APVIA award for Academic Contribution in Shanghai.

This course counts for 2 hours of NABCEP credit and you will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as documentation with NABCEP.

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Earn Continuing Education Credits

Self Report with Certificate: NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, NABCEP NEC, 2 NABCEP JTA, 2 NABCEP RE Elective.

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 2 2 2 2 2 0
PV Installer Specialist Certification 2 2 2 2 2 0
PV C&M Specialist Certification 2 2 2 2 2 0
PV Technical Sales Certification 2 2 0 2 2 0
PV Associate Credential 0 2 0 0 0 0

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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]

Course Outline

2020 NEC Workshop

  • Welcome! (Text)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 1 of 8 (Video)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 2 of 8 (Video)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 3 of 8 (Video)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 4 of 8 (Video)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 5 of 8 (Video)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 6 of 8 (Video)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 7 of 8 (Video)
  • Free 2020 NEC Video 8 of 8 (Video)
  • 2020 NEC Quiz (Quiz)
  • Quiz hints from the NEC (Download .pdf)
  • Code-Compliant Conductor Sizing - SolarPro Article (Download .pdf)
  • Sandia Report (Download .pdf)

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