The Benefits of NABCEP Certification

PV401 Solar Training

NABCEP Certification is the most recognized and esteemed certification the solar industry has to offer. There are many benefits that come with achieving NABCEP PV Installation Professional, PV Technical Sales, and/or Solar Heating Installer Certification.  Certificants gain increased credibility and marketing value, giving them a competitive advantage over other solar professionals that do not hold the same certification. This in turn provides greater career mobility and peer recognition. NABCEP Certification is the ultimate validation of experience and knowledge in the growing solar industry.

NABCEP Associate Entry Level Program

The NABCEP Associate Entry Level Program is designed for those individuals wanting to get into the solar field; achievement of the NABCEP Associate is the first step and a way for candidates to demonstrate that they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of Solar PV and Solar Heating systems.

NABCEP Associate PV Entry Level Learning Objectives

The NABCEP Associate PV Entry Level Exam is based on a set of Learning Objectives developed by a Committee of PV subject matter experts. The knowledge identified in this analysis does not replace electrical trades, technician, technologist or engineering training.  NABCEP will periodically review the learning objectives and make any changes according to changes in the National Electrical Code or any technology changes. NABCEP will notify the Exam Provider of any modifications to the learning objectives.

The NABCEP Associate PV Entry Level Learning Objectives include ten (10) knowledge content domains:

  1. PV Markets and Applications
  2. Safety Basics
  3. Electricity Basics
  4. Solar Energy Fundamentals
  5. PV Module Fundamentals
  6. System Components
  7. PV System Sizing Principles
  8. PV System Electrical Design
  9. PV System Mechanical Design
  10. Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

NABCEP Entry Level Exam Prep Package