April 9, 2015

NABCEP Celebrates Another Successful Continuing Education Conference

Filed under: News — Kathryn Casey @ 8:34 am

Albany, NY (April 9, 2015): This year’s Continuing Education Conference, held from March 30-April 1, resulted in another completely sold out show. There were over 400 solar industry professionals in attendance at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY. The conference was well attended by 39 diverse exhibitors; some of which were able to offer training sessions to count towards recertification credits. We were also able to add 16 panel session discussions featuring top industry experts as guest speakers.

NABCEP would like to thank its generous sponsors and all of the exhibitors for their contributions that make this event a success year after year. A special thank you goes out to Schneider Electric, our Platinum Champion Sponsor of 2015. Their support is a tremendous vote of confidence for NABCEP’s mission and allows us to hold this special event.

NABCEP is looking forward to seeing everyone on the west coast for the 5th Annual Continuing Education Conference.

View the 2015 Conference Program here!

2015 Exhibitors / Manufacturer Training:  Schneider Electric, Rolls Battery Engineering, Mitsubishi Electric, SMA Solar Technology, Quick Mount PV, Solectria – A Yaskawa Company, ABB,  SolarEdge, BURNDY, Trojan Battery, eGuage Systems, Aquion Energy, RBI Solar, OutBack Power Technologies, DPW Solar, Morningstar Corporation, Magnum Energy, Stion, IronRidge, Renusol America, CertainTeed, MidNite Solar, SunModo Corporation, Taitem Engineering, ISA Corporation, Folsom Labs, Aurora Solar, Enphase Energy, Kaplan Clean Tech Education, DynoRaxx, Solar Census, InterplayLearning, Prism Solar Technologies, Tigo Energy, Unirac Inc, Cooper-Electric, S-5, Rexel Energy Solutions, KACO new energy.

Guest Speakers: Rebekah Hren (Solar Energy International), Brian Mehalic (Solar Energy International), Ryan Mayfield (Renewable Energy Associates), Ken Gardner (Solar Energy International), Tony Diaz (Century Roof and Solar), Andy Black and Michael Bishop (OnGrid Solar), Nicholas Carter (npc Solar)… and more.

About the NABCEP CE Conference: 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 of the continuing education credits needed for recertification (18 hours every three years). Non-certified professionals can earn up to 18 hours toward certification eligibility.

 

April 6, 2015

NABCEP Announces Release of Practice Exams

Filed under: News — Kathryn Casey @ 10:37 am
Online Practice Exams are Now Available for the PV Installation Professional Certification and PV Entry Level Exams

Clifton Park, NY (April 6, 2015) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announced the release of practice exams for the PV Installation Professional Certification and PV Entry Level Exams.

By offering practice exams, those preparing for the exam have the opportunity to become comfortable with the format of certification and entry level exams. It also allows test-takers to become more comfortable with the timing of the exam and knowing how long to spend on a given question. The practice exams were written using the same specifications as the full exam.

The practice exams are available for online purchase on NABCEP’s website. From the time of initial access, test-takers will have a 48-hour window to complete the exam. They consist of 35 sample questions similar in type to those found on the actual examination. Those who purchase the practice exams will have twice the amount of time as they would during the official examination. Once the exam is submitted, a full score report will be immediately available. This report will inform the test-taker of how many questions they answered correctly in each area of the practice exam.

The online format of the practice exam will be especially beneficial for the PV Entry Level candidates, as they will be able to experience an online-computerized testing environment. For many of the PV Entry Level Providers, this is how that exam is administered.

NABCEP is excited to be able to make this option available for the PV Installation Professional and PV Entry Level exam. Click Here for more information.