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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.

Step 2 - Review Advanced Training Requirements

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

Step 3 - 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
Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep 18 0 0 0 0 0
30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 0 12 0 0 0 0
Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management 0 3 0 0 0 0
40-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
Megawatt Design 0 12 0 0 0 0
Solar Executive MBA Training 0 12 0 0 0 0
20-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Systems and the 2017 NEC 0 12 0 0 0 0
NFPA 855 and Fire Code Requirements for ESS 0 2 0 0 0 0
Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage 0 12 0 0 0 0
18-hour Solar PV Boot Camp 0 12 0 0 0 0
Drone Pilot Boot Camp 0 2 0 0 0 0
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 101 0 12 0 0 0 0
NEC 2017 & 2020 Solar + Storage Requirements 0 2 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
2020 NEC PV, Energy Storage, Building and Fire Codes for PV System Inspectors 0 12 0 0 0 0
Energy Storage Associate Boot Camp 0 12 0 0 0 0
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 201 0 12 0 0 0 0
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 0 12 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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