NABCEP PV Associate Credential

The NABCEP PV Associate (PVA) program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic energy systems. The PV Associate Credential is earned by passing an examination based on the related NABCEP Associate Job Task Analysis (JTA) or Learning Objectives.

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Initial Exam Requirements

HeatSpring is a NABCEP Registered PV Associate Provider and applicants for the PV Associate Exam may complete our Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course to fulfill the training requirements to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate exam. Upon successful completion of this course, students may submit a PV Associate Exam application along with the $150 exam fee to HeatSpring. We will then submit your application and fee to NABCEP to verify you have completed the coursework.

See NABCEP Handbook for Additional Requirements

Continuing Education (CEU) Requirements

A total of 12 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to maintain your PVA credential and documentation must be submitted to NABCEP every 3 years for your credential renewal.

See NABCEP Handbook for Additional Requirements

Take Courses to Earn Approved NABCEP Hours:

NABCEP Approved Course Advanced Hours for Exam Recertification CEU Hours NEC JTA RE Elective Building or Fire Code
40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 0 12 0 0 0 0
30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 0 12 0 0 0 0
58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training + Energy Storage Associate 0 24 0 0 0 0
Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management 0 3 0 0 0 0
Energy Storage Associate Boot Camp 0 12 0 0 0 0
20-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Systems and the 2017 NEC 0 12 0 0 0 0
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 101 0 12 0 0 0 0
Megawatt Design 0 12 0 0 0 0
NEC 2017 & 2020 Solar + Storage Requirements 0 2 0 0 0 0
18-hour Solar PV Boot Camp 0 12 0 0 0 0
Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage 0 12 0 0 0 0
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 0 12 0 0 0 0
Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC for NABCEP Credit 0 2 0 0 0 0
Infrared Imaging as a PV Characterization Tool 0 1 0 0 0 0
Drone Pilot Boot Camp 0 2 0 0 0 0
Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, Electric Vehicles, Rapid Shutdown and Energy Storage Systems 0 2 0 0 0 0

These NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours are approved for the NABCEP PV Associate Credential.

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