The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has announced its schedule of NABCEP exam dates for 2016. NABCEP is the standard-bearer for solar energy concepts. Electricians, roofers, and general contractors looking to pursue a solar certification all look to the NABCEP Solar Certification Program. NABCEP published a series of technical standards (called job task analyses) for solar panel installers, solar sales professionals, and solar heating professionals.
At Everblue, we offer the solar training to help prepare candidates for the NABCEP exams. Oftentimes, the training is only one part of the eligibility requirements to sit for the exams.
Upon reviewing the NABCEP Candidate Handbook in length, participants should have a better understanding of what field experience will be required of them in addition to the education piece.
Once a candidate has completed the necessary eligibility requirements for training and field experience, he/she will then submit an application to NABCEP. There is a specific deadline for submitting this application.
NABCEP will contact candidates and let them know whether they are approved to move forward with the process. Candidates should be aware of a second deadline, meant for scheduling their exam.
Finally, the third deadline (if you will) is the actual exam date. NABCEP only offers its solar certification exams twice per year – once in the spring and once in the fall. The 2016 exam schedule is as follows…
- January 29, 2016: Application deadline for all NABCEP Certification exams
- March 4, 2016: Exam scheduling deadline for all accepted candidates
- April 16, 2016: Exam date for all NABCEP Certification exams
- August 5, 2016: Application deadline for all NABCEP Certification exams
- September 9, 2016: Exam scheduling deadline for all accepted candidates
- October 22, 2016: Exam date for all NABCEP Certification exams
If you’re interested in earning a solar certification, please be sure to review the NABCEP Candidate Handbook to understand all of the expectations and requirements.
When you are ready to pursue solar training, consider a live or online Everblue course. Our solar training programs are accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and we are an approved NABCEP Training Provider.
For those interested in the advanced solar installation certification, check out our NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam Prep Training. This package includes 84 hours of solar training, including modules on advanced solar installation as well as solar design & sales proposals.
For those interested in the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Exam, check out our Solar Sales webinar. This 16-hour course is presented completely online and covers all the topics on the NABCEP job task analysis for solar sales professionals.
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