NABCEP Certification

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising industry standards and promoting consumer confidence.

NABCEP’s goal is to develop voluntary national certification programs that will:


  • Promote renewable energy
  • Provide value to practitioners
  • Promote worker safety and skill
  • Promote consumer confidence.

NABCEP is committed to providing a certification program of quality and integrity for the professionals and consumer/public it is designed to serve. Professionals who choose to become certified demonstrate their competence in the field and their commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice.


NABCEP Entry Level Exam and Solar PV Installation Professional Certification

Entry Level Exam:  Students new to the solar industry will want to start on their solar career path by preparing for, and taking the NABCEP entry level exam.   This demonstrates an achievement of basic profiency in Solar PV fundamentals and is a valuable foundation.  To meet the educational requirements you will need to complete either of these courses:

Solar PV Installation Professional Certification is a high-level credential based on proven installation experience (3-5 solar installations), an extensive application process, educational requirements and successfully passing a rigorous written examination which is given 2 times a year by NABCEP. It verifies that the certificant has met predetermined and standardized criteria. It is a mark of excellence for the PV practitioner and it becomes a way for consumers to differentiate among vendors. 

For more information, please visit the NABCEP website: www.nabcep.org


The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for 20 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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