March 31, 2015

NABCEP Announces Partnership with ProSight Specialty Insurance at 4th Annual Continuing Education Conference

Filed under: News — Kathryn Casey @ 1:20 pm

Confirmed Partnership Delivers Premium Insurance Credit from ProSight Specialty Insurance to Qualified NABCEP Certified Professionals and Accredited Companies

Albany, NY (March 31, 2015) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is proud to announce its partnership with ProSight Specialty Insurance (ProSight). Through this partnership, NABCEP is able to add to their Benefits of Certification program, and launch an exclusive insurance offering for NABCEP Certified Professionals. The organizations have collaborated to promote NABCEP certification by offering insurance premium credits to qualified solar installation companies that have achieved NABCEP Company Accreditation or have Certified Professionals on staff.

“Our partnership with ProSight Specialty Insurance demonstrates how installation companies, and the solar industry as a whole, benefits from a trained and certified workforce,” said Richard Lawrence, Executive Director at NABCEP. “ProSight understands the risks associated with our industry and offers products that help meet the needs of solar installation professionals.”

As the solar industry’s most recognized and esteemed certification, there are many benefits that come with being a NABCEP Certified Professional. Certificants and Accredited Companies gain increased credibility and marketing value, giving them a competitive advantage over other solar professionals that do not hold the same certification or accreditation. This in turn provides greater career mobility and peer recognition.

NABCEP’s Benefits of Certification program demonstrates solar industry support through exclusive offers on products, services, and events. This new partnership with ProSight Specialty Insurance adds to the growing list of benefits available to NABCEP Certified Professionals and Accredited Companies.

“NABCEP certified contractors bring a ‘gold standard’ level of safety and skill to every project and we value NABCEP’s leadership and commitment to furthering educational excellence in the renewable energy industry,” said Mary Hughes, President of Energy at ProSight Specialty Insurance. “The premium credit was designed for qualified NABCEP certified practitioners because we know they have achieved a skill level in the field given the training and expertise associated with a NABCEP certification.”

For more information on the NABCEP/ProSight partnership and to get an insurance quote, please visit:

About ProSight Specialty Insurance

ProSight Specialty Insurance was founded by CEO Joseph Beneducci in 2009. The company focuses on niche markets where it has differentiated underwriting and claims expertise, and partners exclusively with specialist distributors who have a deep understanding of their customers. It underwrites on the paper of ProSight Specialty Insurance’s group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of “A” from AM Best and A+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Morristown, NJ, ProSight Specialty Insurance has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York and Santa Rosa and owns and manages Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd’s of London. More information about ProSight Specialty Insurance and its member insurers can be found at


March 5, 2015

NABCEP Announces Program for 2015 CE Conference

Filed under: News — Kathryn Casey @ 2:24 pm

March 5, 2015 (Albany, NY)

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) will be holding it’s 4th Annual Continuing Education Conference in Albany, NY. The three-day conference will be taking place from March 30-April 1, 2015 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.

NABCEP is proud to announce the program schedule for this year’s conference. Executive Director, Richard Lawrence, says of the conference lineup “We’re excited to bring this conference back to the Northeast. This year we managed to include even more technical training and 16 unique panel discussions including topics such as Rapid Shutdown, Arc Faults, AC Vs. DC Coupling, Fire Codes, and many more.”

This conference is primarily intended for NABCEP Certified Professionals who need continuing education credits in order to maintain their certification. The content presented in this conference is geared toward seasoned PV industry professionals who have several years of installation and/or technical sales experience. This is the ideal opportunity for NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals and PV Technical Sales Professionals to obtain all 18 of the continuing education credits needed for recertification. Non-certified professionals can earn up to 18 hours toward certification eligibility.

The NABCEP CE Conference has completely sold out for the past three years, and we expect the same result this year. Register now in order to be a part of this years conference. NABCEP Certified PV Installation and Technical Sales Professionals will receive a discount on registration pricing.

NABCEP has reserved a block of rooms at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center at a group rate of $134.00 per night.  Room rate and availability are on a first come first serve basis.  To receive this rate reservations must to be complete by 3/16/2015 or until sold out.  For further information or to book your reservations please click here.

Please feel free to contact NABCEP at with any questions.