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How to Become a Solar Photovoltaic Installer

To become a certified PV installer, you must meet prerequisites of related experience and/or education. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP),, lists the various requirements for solar PV installer certification. Certification is voluntary. To become NABCEP certified, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Meet prerequisites of related experience and/or education
  • Sign a code of ethics and standards of practice
  • Pass a written exam

An installer is certified for three years. To maintain this professional designation, you must meet continuing education requirements and install a specified number of systems per year.

According to NABCEP, "the certification program has been developed and designed carefully following professional credentialing guidelines. Standards, developed by experts in the field, have been set and the eligibility requirements to become certified are based on extensive input from installers and members of the solar industry."

Receive a firm foundation of basic photovoltaic principles from Allied's Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems course. Then build your knowledge base with Allied's Advanced Principles of Photovoltaic Systems Installation course, which takes solar PV concepts and procedures to the next level. The advanced course satisfies the requirements to sit for the NABCEP PV Installer Certification exam. Please note that in addition to fulfilling educational requirements, you will need NABCEP work experience in order to qualify for the exam. Enroll green training today and get your start in the solar PV field. Certification will open to door to new and exciting opportunities for your career.


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