NABCEP PV Design Specialist Certification

The NABCEP 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.

Review Advanced Training Requirements

Initial Exam Requirements

In order to sit for the PVDC 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 PVDC 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

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
Megawatt Design 30 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

These NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours are approved for the NABCEP PV Design Specialist Certification.

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