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NABCEP PV C&M Specialist Certification

The PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Board Certification highlights your expertise in the areas of operations, maintenance and commissioning. It spotlights your ability to apply verification protocols, critically analyze systems, and implement preventive and corrective maintenance procedures for PV systems.

Step 2 - Review Advanced Training Requirements

Initial Exam Requirements

In order to sit for the PVCMS exam applicants must submit documentation of 18 Advanced PV Training Hours from an accredited provider (HeatSpring is an accredited provider) AND documentation of 6 NEC hours.

See NABCEP Handbook for Additional Requirements

Continuing Education (CEU) Requirements

A total of 30 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to maintain your PVCMS certification and documentation must be submitted to NABCEP every 3 years for your certification renewal. These hours must fulfill specific sub-categories including: 6 NEC Hours, 12 JTA Hours, 2 Building and Fire Code Hours and up to 12 RE Elective Hours.

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 40 30 6 30 12 0
30-Hour NABCEP PV Certification Exam Prep and CEUs 24 30 8 30 12 2
Megawatt Design 24 30 6 18 6 0
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 24 30 3 12 6 0
Infrared Imaging as a PV Characterization Tool 1 1 0 1 1 0
Photovoltaics and the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC) 2 2 2 2 2 0

These NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours are approved for the NABCEP PV C&M Specialist Certification.

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