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.

Step 2 - 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 accredited provider (HeatSpring is an accredited provider). 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 Series bundle to save money.

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

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
35-Hour NABCEP Advanced Solar Plus Storage: Proposals and Planning 35 35 6 30 35 2
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 8 30 12 2
Megawatt Design 30 30 6 18 6 0
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 30 30 3 12 6 0
Infrared Imaging as a PV Characterization Tool 1 1 0 1 1 0
2-Hour Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC for NABCEP Credit 2 2 2 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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