June 2014

Application Deadline Reminder!!!!
The next application deadline for all NABCEP Certification Exams is
July 18, 2014. Applications are excepted year-round, but exams are only administered twice a year. We encourage early submission of applications and review them in the order they are received. If you have any questions about the application process or our Certification Exams, please feel free to contact our Applications Coordinator, Kathryn Casey.

NEC Update 
NABCEP exams, including the PV Installation Professional and Technical Sales Certification Exams, will be based off of the 2014 National Electrical Code starting with the Fall 2015 Administration. The 2011 NEC will continue to be used for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 exams.

Fees Update 
Some of our Certification Exam and Re-certification fees have changed:   
Exam Fee: $375
Re-Exam Fee: $275
Re-certification Fee: $390


Thank you to our Platinum Champion Sponsor - SMA!


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Upcoming Industry Events Provide Special Rates for NABCEP Certificants, NABCEP CEU Training Opportunities, and  a Chance to Get Your Groove On


PV America
Boston, MA; June 23-25

NABCEP has partnered with PV America to provide discounts to NABCEP Certificants (15% off non-member registration price - contact us for the promo code).  
  • Talk with our staff at Booth 102, located next to the Technical Training Stage.  
  • View our poster on Safety Plans at Booth 265, and attend a brief presentation about the poster in the Solar Central Booth #245 at 3:30 pm on Tuesday 6/24.
  • Learn about our Certification Programs (12:00-1:00) and Company Accreditation Program (4:30-5:30) on Tuesday 6/24 on the Technical Training Stage.  
San Francisco, CA; July 7-10
NABCEP has partnered with Intersolar North America to provide free trade show passes ($150 value) to anyone who wants to come visit our Booth #9538. (Promo Code: ISNAGRP235) and 20% off full conference registration for NABCEP Certificants (contact us for the promo code).


NABCEP has arranged for 12 of the exhibiting companies at Intersolar to provide in-depth Technical Training Workshops. Participants can earn 3 NABCEP CE Credits for each 1/2 day workshop, which can be used to meet certification or recertification education requirements. NABCEP Certificants receive 10% off technical training workshops (contact us for the code). Workshops by: ABB, Advanced Energy, CertainTeed, Outback, QBotix, Quick Mount PV, SMA, SolarEdge, Solectria, Solmetric, Stion, and SunModo. Come learn about the latest best practices in PV system design, installation, and O&M from some of the industry's top manufacturers. At $50 each ($45 for certificants) this is a great value - and a free exhibit hall pass is included in each workshop price.     

Click here to register and learn more about Intersolar.


Solar Battle of the Bands

The Mezzanine (San Francisco, CA); July 9 

NABCEP is once again sponsoring the most anticipated solar event of the year. Very limited tickets are available. Stop by our booth at Intersolar and enter to win.    


Denver 2014 Wrap-Up  

It's hard to believe it's already been almost three months since NABCEP's 3rd Annual Continuing Education Conference in Denver. It was a sold out event with over 325 participants. Attendees came from 41 states and several countries. We want to thank everyone who came out and participated in this event. A special thank you goes out to all of our exhibitors, sponsors, and workshop presenters. We truly enjoyed meeting so many of our certificants and interested candidates. We look forward to meeting more of you at next year's event (details coming soon)!  Here are some testimonials from a few of our attendees this year:


The 2014 NABCEP Continuing Education Conference was an exciting opportunity to increase my technical skills, keep abreast of industry trends, and connect with a great group of solar professionals. I particularly enjoyed the sessions targeted toward battery-based systems, as well as learning about interesting new products. I'm looking forward to the next one!

-Louis Woofenden, Net Zero Solar, LLC, AZ

NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional and Solar Heating Installer 


The NABCEP conference was definitely what I expected, and more. Classes were informative, with excellent participation from other students. All of the different perspectives really helped me to absorb NEC code changes and concepts. I will definitely attend again!

-Azim Rafaat, Wired Into the Future Solar, CA 

NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional            


About NABCEP: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized national certification organization for solar professionals in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP is a volunteer board of representatives who are chosen based on their experience and involvement in the solar energy industry. NABCEP's mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more visit www.nabcep.org.