NABCEP PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification

The PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Board Certification was created for those who have a demonstrated knowledge and expertise in qualifying prospects, site analysis, performance analysis and financial incentives of PV systems. PVTS Board Certified Professionals can collect technical requirements, analyze customer needs to determine energy usage to advise and provide customers with the most appropriate solution for their situation.

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PV Education Requirements for the PVTS Certification Exam

There are seven(!) ways to qualify for the PVTS exam, based on your work experience and educational background anywhere between 0-60 hours of Advanced PV Training are required to sit for the PVTS Exam.

Our NABCEP PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification Prep bundle saves you money and time in getting all of the hours and knowledge you need to pass the exam.

Read the NABCEP Handbook to see all of the pathways explained in full. There you'll also find:

Documenting Training

HeatSpring will provide you with all of the documentation you need for your courses. The following is a list of documents and materials that an applicant must submit with their PVTS Application:

Applicants applying under Categories A or B - To document training, the Applicant must submit a certificate of completion or a transcript for each completed accredited training program or course used to meet the minimum training requirements. All certificates of completion and transcripts must clearly state that the course covered subject matter directly relates to the PVTS JTA. If the subject matter of the course is not clearly stated in the title, then the Applicant must provide a course outline or syllabus and a signed letter on letterhead from the training provider or instructor which details how many hours were spent covering the PVTS JTA or relevant codes. Course(s) must have been taken with an accredited institution.

Applicants applying under Categories C or D - copy of the official diploma or academic transcript from an accredited educational institution.

Applicants applying under Categories E or F - Copies of the credential certificate or license indicating current, active status as a credential holder or licensee in good standing.

NABCEP PV Associate Examination Requirement

Categories A, B, C and F require an applicant to successfully pass the NABCEP PV Associate Examination, which demonstrates a basic understanding of PV system design and installation.

The NABCEP PV Associate Examination is not a certification exam. Training courses directly related to preparation for the NABCEP PV Associate Examination will not count towards the requisite training hours for Categories A and B.

You can take your NABCEP PV Associate exam at the conclusion of the: NABCEP PV Associate Prep Course

Keep your PVTS Certification - Continuing Education (CEU) Requirements

A total of 18 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to maintain your PVTS certification and documentation must be submitted to NABCEP every 3 years for your certification renewal. HeatSpring certificates of completion can be used as documentation with NABCEP. These hours must fulfill specific sub-categories including:

These NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours are approved for NABCEP PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification CEU renewal:

NABCEP Approved Course Advanced Hours for Exam Recertification CEU Hours NEC JTA RE Elective Building or Fire Code
NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification Prep 38 36 0 38 30 8
30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 30 30 0 30 12 0
58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training + PV Associate Exam Prep 20 18 0 20 12 6
Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management 3 3 0 3 3 0
Megawatt Design 30 18 0 18 6 0
40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 20 18 0 20 12 6
Energy Storage Associate Boot Camp 18 18 0 18 12 2
Solar Executive MBA Training 20 20 0 20 12 0
18-hour Solar PV Boot Camp 18 18 0 18 18 0
58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training + Energy Storage Associate 38 36 0 38 24 8
Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage 40 40 0 30 12 2
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 30 30 0 12 6 0
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 101 35 35 0 18 35 0
NEC 2017 & 2020 Solar + Storage Requirements 2 2 0 2 2 0
NABCEP PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification Prep 38 38 0 38 38 0
NFPA 855 and Fire Code Requirements for ESS 2 2 0 2 2 2
2020 NEC PV, Energy Storage, Building and Fire Codes for PV System Inspectors 15 30 0 15 30 0
Electrical & Fire Codes for Energy Storage Systems 4 4 0 4 4 2
20-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Systems and the 2017 NEC 20 20 0 20 20 0
Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC for NABCEP Credit 2 2 0 2 2 0
Infrared Imaging as a PV Characterization Tool 1 1 0 1 1 0
NABCEP Solar PV Associate + FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot Exam Prep 2 2 0 2 2 0
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 201 36 36 0 30 32 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 0 2 1 0

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