Important dates for 2018 NABCEP PV Installation Professional*, Solar Heating Installer & PV Technical Sales Professional Certification Exams

*Please note: The NABCEP 2018 PV Installation Professional Exam is based on the 2017 NEC.

Beginning January 3, 2018, Candidates taking the PV Installation Professional exam have the option to take the certification exam in P&P or CBT format for the first exam.  Upon acceptance to sit for the exam, Candidates will need to log into their account and choose the format they wish to take the exam in.  Candidates who choose P&P format will be sent an email when scheduling opens for the exam.  Once a candidate chooses their exam format, the format cannot be changed for that administration.  All subsequent administrations, reschedules, or retakes, must be taken via CBT, if offered.

Accepted Candidates for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional, PV Design Specialist, PV Installer Specialist and PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist Certification Exams may choose a time and location to take their Exam by computer (if available) through our Computer-Based Testing (CBT) network, Castle Worldwide, Inc.  Accepted Candidates will receive a Notice-to-Schedule (NTS) email from Castle with instructions on how to select a location, date, and time for their exam.  All Candidates must submit scheduling requests to Castle at least four (4) business days prior to the date the Candidate wishes to take or reschedule their exam.

Dates for Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Certification Exams:

There are no application or registration deadlines for CBT exams. 
Once accepted, Candidates may schedule for the next available testing window.

April 1-15, 2018

July 1-16, 2018

October 1-16, 2018

Dates and deadlines for Paper-&-Pencil (P&P) Certification Exams:

Spring 2018

March 9, 2018: Exam Scheduling deadline for all accepted candidates

April 21, 2018: Exam date for all NABCEP Certification Exams

Fall 2018

August 3, 2018: Application deadline for all NABCEP Certification Exams

September 7, 2018: Exam Scheduling deadline for all accepted candidates

October 20, 2018: Exam date for all NABCEP Certification Exams

Upcoming 2018 Conferences and Events

March 19-22, 2018 – NABCEP CE Conference  Niagara Falls, NY – Booth 14

March 27-28, 2018 – California Solar Power Expo   San Diego, CA – Booth 65

July 10-12, 2018 – Intersolar North America   San Francisco, CA

September 24-27, 2018 –  Solar Power International   Anaheim, CA