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NABCEP PV Installer Specialist Certification

The NABCEP PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Board Certification was designed for those who are highly competent with all aspects of PV installation processes, from installing DC and AC PV system conductors, raceways, system monitoring, control, and communication hardware to developing safety plans.

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Initial Exam Requirements

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

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See NABCEP Handbook for Additional Requirements

Continuing Education (CEU) Requirements

A total of 30 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to maintain your PVIS 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
30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 24 30 6 30 12 2
Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management 3 3 0 3 3 0
40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 20 30 6 30 12 6
58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training + Energy Storage Associate 38 30 12 48 24 8
Megawatt Design 30 30 6 18 6 0
Solar Executive MBA Training 0 20 0 5 12 0
20-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Systems and the 2017 NEC 20 20 20 20 20 1
NFPA 855 and Fire Code Requirements for ESS 2 2 0 2 2 2
Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage 24 30 6 18 12 2
18-hour Solar PV Boot Camp 18 18 5 18 18 2
Drone Pilot Boot Camp 2 2 0 2 2 0
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 101 24 35 6 18 35 2
NEC 2017 & 2020 Solar + Storage Requirements 2 2 2 2 2 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
2020 NEC PV, Energy Storage, Building and Fire Codes for PV System Inspectors 24 30 28 30 12 2
Energy Storage Associate Boot Camp 18 18 6 18 12 2
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 201 24 36 6 18 32 2
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 24 30 3 12 6 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 Installer Specialist Certification.

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