NABCEP

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What is NABCEP? The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.  NABCEP is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for North American solar professionals.  NABCEP is known as the “gold standard” for PV and Solar Heating Installation and PV Technical Sales Certifications.

What is the NABCEP Associate PV exam?
BSC is a registered NABCEP Associate Program Exam Provider.  Upon successful completion of the ESRE 218 Solar & Distributed Grid Systems course, a student is eligible to sit for the NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Exam.  The NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Program is designed for those individuals wanting to get into the solar field.  Passing the NABCEP Associate Program is 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 grid-tied and stand-alone PV systems in North America.
The knowledge demonstrated by passing a NABCEP Associate Exam does not replace the knowledge, skills or abilities of the electrical or other construction trades, or those of other professions or degree programs that require considerably more academic and/or practical experience.  Individuals passing the NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Exam should not be confused with NABCEP’s Professional Certifications.  Certification can only be achieved by highly experienced individuals who have passed a much more rigorous examination and have demonstrated the capability to supervise complete PV system installations, and who have a detailed working knowledge of the electrical codes, standards and accepted industry practice associated with PV installations.
Passing the NABCEP Associate Exam is a way for an individual to demonstrate that they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of the technology covered in the specific exam.  This achievement demonstrates that an individual has completed a course that covered the NABCEP learning objectives and passed an industry-designed, NABCEP-issued exam.  A candidate who achieves a passing score will be provided with a NABCEP associate certificate.