Pass your NABCEP exam the first time - Guaranteed We specialize in preparing students for the NABCEP PV Associate (PVA) exam and our 97% student success rate proves how valuable this course is in helping you pass on your first try. In fact, we guarantee that you'll pass on the first try and if you don't we will refund your exam fee or let you take the exam again at no charge.
Electricians, contractors, or career-changers: learn the fundamentals of solar PV systems and get expert help prepping for and passing the NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Associate Exam. You'll have access to an expert instructor, lecture videos, useful resources and practice quizzes to help you pass the NABCEP PV Associate exam and earn this well recognized industry credential.
The instructor for this course, Sean White, is one of HeatSpring's most popular and highest rated instructors. He is available to answer questions on the discussion board while you work through the course materials. He is extremely responsive and answers questions in great detail. He is an IREC Master Trainer, was named 2014 Clean Energy Trainer of the Year, travels around the world to teach seminars on solar technology, served on the NABCEP technical committee, and recently published two books on solar design and installation.
HeatSpring is a NABCEP Registered Provider, a NABCEP PV Associate Exam provider and the official NABCEP PV Associate training partner of the NABCEP 2021 CE Conference.
When you finish this course, you will be eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. The exam can now be taken at home via Live Online Proctoring on your own computer or at any of the 1,350 Scantron testing centers in the world. Learn more about NABCEP Exams.
Not Included - Exam Fee
The NABCEP PV Associate Exam fee is a separate fee charged by NABCEP when scheduling your exam after you have completed the course. After completing the course and earning a certificate of completion, students can optionally submit a NABCEP application and $150 exam fee in the last module of the course. We guarantee that you will pass the exam on your first try, if you don't we will refund the $150 exam fee or let you take the exam again at no charge.
To earn 18 Advanced NABCEP credits, you will need to complete the course AND pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam.
This only applies you are planning to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification exam or other NABCEP PV Certification exams, AND you need the 18 hours of Advanced PV Training credit for this course. If that is the case then you must pass the PV Associate Exam in order for the 18 hours to be valid with NABCEP.
To get the most out of this course, you should also buy a copy of Sean White's book: Solar Photovoltaic Basics: A Study Guide for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. The book covers the basics of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and focuses on preparation for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. You can buy the book online for about $35, we provide a link in the course for some options.
Get your NABCEP credential the easy way.
The sooner you get your NABCEP credential, the sooner you are on your way to a lucrative career. We can help you pass the NABCEP PV Associate and get you on your way to a NABCEP PV Certification. Not to mention delivering to you the important professional grade knowledge you need to be successful in the industry.
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Earn 18 Advanced NABCEP Credits
In order to claim their 18 advanced NABCEP credits, students MUST pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam after completing this course.
Foundational Course for Solar Installers
We packed this course with detailed information that will enable you to begin designing and installing solar systems.
NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Credential
After you complete the course, you can schedule your NABCEP PV Associate Exam by submitting an application and paying the $150 exam fee. You can schedule your exam for whenever you feel adequately prepared and have time available. The exam can now be taken at home via Live Online Proctoring on your own computer or you can take it any of the 1,350 Scantron testing centers worldwide.
We Guarantee You Will Pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam and Our Students Have 97% Success Rate
Over 97% of HeatSpring students who take the NABCEP PV Associate exam pass! We are so confident you will pass that if you don't we will refund the $150 exam fee or let you take the exam again at no additional charge. The NABCEP PV Associate credential is recognized throughout the solar industry.
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
Approved for: 18 NABCEP PV Training Hours (passing score on the PV Associate exam required).
Approved NABCEP CEU Hours by Credential and Category
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PV Associate (PVA) Credential
The Solar PV Boot Camp online course provided by HeatSpring was excellent. It is a comprehensive course which blends reading resources with video lessons. It is obvious that a continuous improvement process is used through student feedback and test metrics to assure that students have a high success rate when taking the NABCEP test.”
- Joseph Fraioli, EarthCoupler Renewables
Outstanding medium for obtaining foundational knowledge in PV for anyone trying to solidify their skills. ”
- Asim Khan, Spectrum Power
A great introduction to the world of PV systems.”
- Jamal Khoury
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to enter the field of photovoltaic installation.”
- David Goldthwaite, Raytheon
Would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in getting into the solar/energy industry. Very well done.”
- Rick Ross, Connecticut Green Bank
This Solar PV Boot Camp training course was taught in a very comprehensive and fun manner. Learning with entertaining lectures at its best.”
- Jose Caceres
Sean is a great instructor, and extraordinarily knowledgeable on the subject matter. It is a very good class.”
- Tedrowe Bonner, Rubicon Seven
The course offered through HeatSpring was extremely educational. Honestly, it was the best online course I've ever taken.”
- Kristina Flesher, Sunny Skies - Solar & Wind
Worth every penny if you are serious about not just passing [the NABCEP PV Associate Exam] but actually learning the fundamentals of solar to be functional in the industry.”
- Rex Wilson
I feel confident about entering this field thanks to the excellent material in the [NABCEP PV Associate] prep course! Very patient and helpful teachers and support staff.”
- Danielle Laberge, Grassroots Solar
Sean explains the material in the book and in the lectures in a manner that is very easy to follow and very easy to understand. In my opinion anyone who is willing to take this course should use Sean White's class and lecture because I didn't go to school for electrical and how they would understand everything that was taught. I truly feel that I am ready to take the [NABCEP PV Associate exam] with confidence and being able to pass the test with ease.”
- Eric Beaudette, Skyline Solar
I passed the Associate Exam with 24 points to spare. HeatSpring did over prepare me for the test!”
- Forest Stroud