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What is NABCEP?

NABCEP Board Certifications ensure you have the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of renewable energy projects and employers across the world. Developed by subject matter experts for industry professionals, these certifications are built on rigorous standards and ongoing research to meet the real-world needs of customers, businesses, utility companies, and governmental organizations. 

Why Hire a PV Installation Professional?

1) As the only certification organization in the industry with an enforceable code of ethics, NABCEP provides renewable energy customers with a way to hold unethical installers accountable for their actions in a way that no other association or membership organization can.

2) It is incredibly important that the design of a solar array is sound, both mechanically and electrically. Using a NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional, you can rest easy that your array will not fly off the roof or come out of the ground from wind loads. Electrically, it is important that the system is configured correctly with accurate wire sizes, disconnects, and connection points. If a system is not correctly configured it can result in underperformance or a fire safety hazard to the home or business. Why risk working with a team without a NABCEP certified member?


PV Installation Professional

The PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PVIP Board Certification validates your competence to perform in the role of PV Installation Professional, which encompasses PV design, installation, operations, commissioning and maintenance. 


PV Associate

Passing a NABCEP Associate exam qualifies an individual to design, sell, install, or maintain systems in a supervised capacity.



PV Design Specialist

Our PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Board Certification recognizes the advanced experience and skill of PV system designers. This Board Certification demonstrates your proven ability to configure the mechanical and electrical design components of PV systems.



PV Installer Specialist

The 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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