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.

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 up to 6 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 0 18 35 0
40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 20 18 0 20 12 0
30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs 30 30 0 30 12 0
Megawatt Design 30 18 0 18 6 0
Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage 30 30 0 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 0 2 2 0
Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, EV's, 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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