May 30, 2017

PV System Inspector and Solar Heating System Inspector Certifications

Filed under: News — Sue McKeen @ 12:58 pm

NABCEP Press Release 5/30/2017

NABCEP Adds PV System Inspector and Solar Heating System Inspector Certifications to its Industry-Leading Programs

CLIFTON PARK, NY (May 30, 2017) –  The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is proud to announce the addition of Photovoltaic System Inspector (PVSI) and Solar Heating System Inspector (SHSI) Certifications to its industry-leading programs. Unlike many of NABCEP’s other certifications, there are no specific pre-requisites to taking a NABCEP PV or Solar Heating System Inspector Exams and the test can be taken online from anywhere that has a stable internet connection.

Inspectors play a critical role in ensuring quality renewable energy installations. These new credentials are meant to provide a mechanism for inspection professionals to demonstrate their knowledge of PV and Solar Heating systems.

NABCEP PV and Solar Heating System Inspector certifications are primarily intended for individuals performing system inspections for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s), utilities, incentive programs, investors, and others performing quality assurance of PV and Solar Heating systems, and code compliance.

To become a NABCEP System Inspector and maintain the credential, applicants must have knowledge of applicable codes and ordinances, be able to identify all system components and understand how to assess the safety and operation of a system.  Interpretation of design plans and building documents, conducting on-site inspections, and reporting results will be part of all System Inspector examinations.

About NABCEP

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established and widely recognized national certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.  NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.

Media Contact:

Daniel Pickel

Programs Manager

NABCEP

518-631-2751

dpickel@nabcep.org

NABCEP Stakeholder Summit Meeting at Intersolar North America

Filed under: News — Sue McKeen @ 9:09 am

NABCEP Press Release 5/30/2017

NABCEP Stakeholder Summit Meeting at Intersolar North America

CLIFTON PARK, NY (May 30, 2017) –  The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) will be hosting a NABCEP Stakeholder Summit during Intersolar North America in San Francisco, CA.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: At the InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom C located at 888 Howard Street in San Francisco, CA

WHO: Shawn O’Brien, Executive Director of NABCEP, and other subject matter experts (SMEs)

The NABCEP Stakeholder Summit will involve a presentation and an engaging discussion about three new specialty credentials that are being developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.Through the Energy Department’s Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program, NABCEP will update its existing PV Installation Professional Certification to ensure it retains its rigorous quality standards as well as launch three new credential programs. NABCEP’s new credential programs in Design, Installation, and Commissioning & Maintenance will provide professional certification for solar maintenance technicians, project managers, system designers, and operations and management professionals.

“As the premier certification organization in renewable energy, NABCEP endeavors to provide relevant certifications that meet the evolving needs of companies and solar professionals,” said Shawn W. O’Brien, Executive Director of NABCEP. “The development of the three new specialties in Design, Installation, and Commissioning and Maintenance will provide solar workers the opportunity to demonstrate to the public and employers that they have met the national standard established by the renewable energy profession.”

With the SunShot Initiative’s support, NABCEP plans to implement its new certification suite and offer testing services nationally to qualified applicants by the end of 2017.

Special Thanks

NABCEP would like to thank the SunShot Initiative for their continued support, enthusiasm, confidence, and funding that help to make NABCEP’s certifications and credentials such a success.

About NABCEP

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established and widely recognized national certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.  NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.

About the SunShot Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national effort to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption. SunShot aims to make solar energy a low cost electricity source for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners. Learn more at energy.gov/sunshot.

Media Contact:

Daniel Pickel

Programs Manager

NABCEP

518-631-2751

dpickel@nabcep.org

 

May 22, 2017

NABCEP is Looking for Talented PV Technical Sales Committee Members

Filed under: News — Sue McKeen @ 11:34 am

NABCEP is Looking For Talented PV Technical Sales Committee Members

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is looking for  some talented subject-matter experts (SMEs) who represent the field of Technical Sales and who currently work in the field to join NABCEP’s Photovoltaic Technical Sales (PVTS) Technical Committee.  Members of the PVTS Technical Committee will work on updating the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for the PVTS Certification. The JTA is a comprehensive list of all the measurable tasks that a practitioner performs and guides the development of the PV Technical Sales Professional Certification Exam.

Volunteers are essential to NABCEP’s effort to create and deliver a practical and respected professional certification program.  Volunteers are expected to work to help further NABCEP’s mission, “To support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.”

NABCEP is excited to bring new PVTS Technical Committee volunteers to its team of industry-recognized experts.

If you are interested in joining the PVTS Technical Committee, please send a resume and letter of interest to Dan Pickel at dpickel@nabcep.org.

About NABCEP: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives that includes representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. Each member of the board was chosen because of his or her experience and involvement in the solar energy industry. NABCEP’s mission – to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders – is intended to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.