May 4, 2015

NABCEP to Request Input on Development of System Inspector Credential

Filed under: News — Kathryn Casey @ 3:47 pm

Clifton Park, NY (May 4, 2015)- NABCEP has been funded by the New York State Energy Development and Research Authority (NYSERDA) to develop credentials for PV and Solar Heating System Inspectors. The goal of this project is to develop and begin administering credentials for individuals who inspect customer-sited PV and solar hot water systems. Inspectors are a key component in ensuring quality renewable energy installations for customers. The credential will encourage those who are responsible for inspecting systems to increase their knowledge of these systems and what to look for when performing their job as it relates to solar technologies.

NABCEP has formed technical committees that have created draft Job Task Analysis (JTA) for each credential. A Job Task Analysis defines a set of knowledge, skills and abilities typically required of PV or Solar Heating System Inspectors.  The JTA guides the development of an exam by which individuals can demonstrate that they possess the skills and knowledge deemed necessary to do the job well.

We are now working closely with our testing contractor, Castle Worldwide, to complete a Validation Study for each new JTA. Once the Validation Survey is complete, it will be distributed through various outreach and social media channels in order to collect input.

NABCEP asks that you continue to check your e-mail, our website, and social media pages in the coming weeks in anticipation of the release of this survey.


NABCEP Confirms Platinum Sponsor

Filed under: News — Kathryn Casey @ 3:40 pm

May 4, 2015 (Clifton Park, NY)

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is proud to announce Schneider Electric as our Platinum Champion Sponsor for 2015. As a part of this sponsorship, Schneider Electric was the lead sponsor of NABCEP’s 2015 Continuing Education Conference and will also support NABCEP’s mission to promote safety, certification, quality installations and consumer confidence.

Schneider’s Senior Vice President, Serge Goldenberg, says of the sponsorship, “I would like to thank NABCEP for giving us the opportunity to partner with them this year as the platinum sponsor. It is with great honor that we are able to help further their mission to support the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders.”

As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Non-residential & Residential Buildings, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Utilities & Infrastructure and Data Centers & Networks. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 170,000 employees achieved revenues of 25 billion euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

For more information about Schneider Electric, please click here.


Career Center Now Available

Filed under: News — Kathryn Casey @ 8:55 am

April 14, 2015- Clifton Park, NY

The NABCEP Career Center is designed to help companies of all sizes find and hire the most qualified professionals in the solar industry and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.

 As a Job seeker, you can set up an account for free to search for jobs in the solar industry. You can also upload and maintain resume documents, or take advantage of the resume critiquing tool featured on the website. The NABCEP Career Center is the perfect place to highlight your NABCEP Certification to get noticed by companies that are hiring.

 As an Employer, you can easily set up an account and post job opportunities in the solar industry. Employers who are seeking NABCEP Certified Professionals or candidates with PV Entry Level Achievement to fill a position will receive a discounted rate. You will be able to manage and organize all submitted applications as well as search the resumes posted on the career center for applicants that meet your company’s qualifications.

Click Here to learn more and get started.