NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PVIP Board Certification validates your competence to perform in the role of PV Installation Professional, which encompasses PV design, installation, operations, commissioning and maintenance.

Review Advanced Training Requirements

Initial Exam Requirements

A total of 58 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to sit for the PVIP exam. Of these hours, at least 40 hours must come from an an accredited institution (HeatSpring courses qualify). The remaining 18 hours can be from an accredited or non-accredited provider.

If you need all 58 Advanced PV Training Hours you may be interested in our 58-Hour NABCEP Advanced Solar PV Training Bundle Options bundle to save money and get all the Advanced PV Training hours required.

See NABCEP Handbook for Additional Requirements

Continuing Education (CEU) Requirements

A total of 30 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to maintain your PVIP 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 NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 40 30 6 30 12 6
30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 30 30 6 30 12 2
58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training + PV Associate Exam Prep 58 30 6 30 12 6
58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training + Energy Storage Associate 58 30 12 48 24 8
Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management 3 3 0 3 3 0
Energy Storage Associate Boot Camp 18 18 6 18 12 2
20-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Systems and the 2017 NEC 20 20 20 20 20 1
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 101 35 35 6 30 35 2
Megawatt Design 30 30 6 18 6 0
NEC 2017 & 2020 Solar + Storage Requirements 2 2 2 2 2 0
18-hour Solar PV Boot Camp 18 18 5 18 18 2
Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage 40 30 6 30 12 2
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 30 30 3 12 6 0
Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC for NABCEP Credit 2 2 2 2 2 0
Infrared Imaging as a PV Characterization Tool 1 1 0 1 1 0
Drone Pilot Boot Camp 2 2 0 2 2 0
Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, Electric Vehicles, Rapid Shutdown and Energy Storage Systems 2 2 1 2 1 1

These NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours are approved for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification.

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