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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 an approved NABCEP PV Associate Provider and applicants for the PVA Exam may complete our Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course. 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
40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training 0 12 0 0 0 0
30-Hour NABCEP PV Certification Exam Prep and CEUs 0 12 0 0 0 0
Megawatt Design 0 12 0 0 0 0
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 0 12 0 0 0 0
Infrared Imaging as a PV Characterization Tool 0 1 0 0 0 0
Photovoltaics and the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC) 0 2 0 0 0 0

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

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