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NABCEP PV Certifications and Credentials


The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®) is the industry gold standard for PV certifications. NABCEP offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America and the world. Many manufacturers, state licensing agencies and solar incentive programs require some level of NABCEP credential.

Choose Your Credential:

Please choose one of credentials below to see more information, as well as which HeatSpring courses are approved and for how many hours under each NABCEP category.

NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification

The PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification validates your competence to perform in the role of PV Installation Professional, which encompasses PV design, installation, operations, commissioning and maintenance.

NABCEP PV Associate (PVA) Credential

The NABCEP Associate Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic Systems.

NABCEP PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Certification

The PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Board Certification recognizes the advanced experience and skill of PV system designers. This Board Certification demonstrates your proven ability to configure the mechanical and electrical design components of PV systems.

NABCEP PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Certification

The PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Board Certification demonstrates competency in aspects of PV installation processes, DC and AC PV system conductors, raceways, system monitoring, control, and communication hardware and safety plans.

NABCEP PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification

The PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Board Certification was created for those who have a demonstrated knowledge and expertise in qualifying prospects, site analysis, performance analysis and financial incentives of PV systems.

NABCEP PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Certification

The PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Board Certification highlights your expertise and ability to apply verification protocols, critically analyze systems, and implement preventive and corrective maintenance procedures for PV systems

NABCEP PV System Inspector (PVSI) Certification

The PV System Inspector (PVSI) Board Certification recognizes the advanced skill of inspecting residential and commercial PV systems with a mastery of PV systems, applicable codes and ordinances, and assessing the safety and operation of PV systems.

HeatSpring + NABCEP Credentials

HeatSpring is a NABCEP Registered Provider, NABCEP PV Associate Provider and NABCEP CE Conference Training Partner.

Official NABCEP PV Associate training partner

HeatSpring is the official NABCEP PV Associate training partner of the NABCEP 2023 CE Conferences.

NABCEP Registered Provider

HeatSpring is a NABCEP Registered Provider and there are currently 42 HeatSpring courses in the NABCEP course catalog. These 42 HeatSpring courses qualify for Accredited Advanced PV Training hours required to sit for NABCEP Certification exams and are also approved for continuing education hours (CEU hours) to maintain your credential and recertify.

NABCEP PV Associate Provider

HeatSpring is also a NABCEP PV Associate Provider. We specialize in preparing students for the NABCEP PV Associate exam and our 97% student success rate proves how effective our courses are in helping our students to pass NABCEP Credential exams and NABCEP Certification exams. Learn more about our NABCEP PV Associate Exam course.

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