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NABCEP PV Technical Sales 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.

Step 2 - Review Advanced Training Requirements

Initial Exam Requirements

See Certification Handbook, Chapter 7, 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.

See NABCEP Handbook for Additional Requirements

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. These hours must fulfill specific sub-categories including: 12 JTA Hours, and 6 PV Technical or Non-Technical 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
30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 30 30 0 30 12 0
Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management 3 3 0 3 3 0
40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 20 18 0 20 12 6
58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training + Energy Storage Associate 38 30 0 38 24 8
Megawatt Design 30 18 0 18 6 0
NABCEP PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification Prep 38 38 0 38 38 0
Solar Executive MBA Training 20 20 0 20 12 0
20-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Systems and the 2017 NEC 20 20 0 20 20 0
NFPA 855 and Fire Code Requirements for ESS 2 2 0 2 2 2
Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage 40 40 0 30 12 2
18-hour Solar PV Boot Camp 18 18 0 18 18 0
Drone Pilot Boot Camp 2 2 0 2 2 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
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
2020 NEC PV, Energy Storage, Building and Fire Codes for PV System Inspectors 15 30 0 15 30 0
Energy Storage Associate Boot Camp 18 18 0 18 12 2
Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 201 36 36 0 30 32 0
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 30 30 0 12 6 0
Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, Electric Vehicles, Rapid Shutdown and Energy Storage Systems 2 2 0 2 1 0

These NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours are approved for the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification.

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