The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers a voluntary certification program for professionals who install solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems.

Candidates seeking this certification must meet one of the NABCEP eligibility and experience requirements ─ established by subject matter experts and with public review ─ and pass an examination to become certified.

Curtis Scheib   Eco Depot USA

The mission of NABCEP is to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialed and certification programs for practitioners.

NABCEP is a nationally recognized credentialed body formed to set competency standards for professional practitioners in the fields of renewable and sustainable energy. Practitioners who choose to become certified must demonstrate their competence in the field and their commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice.

Voluntary certification for renewable energy professionals will:

• Promote the status and credibility of renewable energy practices.

• Promote consumer confidence in renewable energy technologies.

• Promote worker safety and skill.

• Advance uniform professional standards by holding certified installers to a Code of Ethics.

• Commit certified installers to continued professional development through maintenance of the credential.

Candidates must complete continuing education and continuing installation requirements to maintain certification on three-year cycles.

Incorporated in March 2002, NABCEP follows the best practices of the certification field in developing standards and competencies for voluntary certification. This includes practices established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and ISO/IEC Standard 17024. In September of 2007, NABCEP’s Solar PV Installer Certification Program earned the prestigious ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation.

NABCEP is committed to providing a certification program of quality and integrity for the professionals and consumer/ public it is designed to serve.


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