Benefits of Certification
NABCEP is the most recognized and esteemed certification the solar industry has to offer. There are many benefits that come with achieving NABCEP PV Installation Professional, PV Technical Sales, and/or Solar Heating Installer Certification. Certificants gain increased credibility and marketing value, giving them a competitive advantage over other solar professionals that do not hold the same certification. This in turn provides greater career mobility and peer recognition. NABCEP Certification is the ultimate validation of experience and knowledge in the growing solar industry.
Knowledgeable consumers choose certified professionals. NABCEP provides a way for potential customers to locate and contact certificants through our online directory. Furthermore, the number of state and utility incentive programs that require NABCEP Certification is on the rise. Many public and private requests for bids require, or strongly prefer, NABCEP Certified applicants.
Only NABCEP Certified individuals are allowed use of the NABCEP Certification seals in their marketing and outreach. Certificants also have access to exclusive certificant-only merchandise on our online store and discounts at NABCEP events like our annual Continuing Education Conference.
NABCEP is working to provide additional benefits to certification through exclusive certificant only deals from some of the industry’s top products and services. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a special offer that you would like to make available to NABCEP certificants.
Additional Benefits of Certification:
All individuals with a PV Installation Professional or PV Technical Sales Professional Certification are now being offered an ongoing 10% discount on the OnGrid Tool for their monthly or annual subscriptions. The OnGrid Tool is the solar industry’s longest-running sales software with the capability to automatically create proposals that include financial analysis, financing, environmental impact, and system performance.
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GuildQuality is North America’s leading provider of customer satisfaction surveying, performance reporting, and marketing tools for the residential construction industry. GuildQuality has partnered with NABCEP to help NABCEP certificants exceed client expectations and better promote their quality. NABCEP certificants who sign their companies up for GuildQuality will receive a 20% discount on survey fees, and full access to performance reporting and marketing tools.
To experience how GuildQuality works first-hand, sign up for a complimentary trial here. Make sure to mention “NABCEP” when asked how you heard about GuildQuality during signup.
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals and Solar Heating Installers in SBC service territories in New York are now eligible to receive a 100% reimbursement of costs associated with the certification exam and application fees. Incentives are capped at $1,000 per certification and $3,000 per individual.
Also eligible for reimbursement are companies that achieve NABCEP Company Accreditation. Companies located in SBC service territories can receive reimbursement for 100% of the cost of NABCEP PV Company Accreditation and accreditation renewals, capped at $1,800 annually.
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Companies with either NABCEP Certified Professionals on staff or those that are NABCEP Accredited Companies are eligible for a 10% discount with SolarNexus solar business management software. This discount can be applied to monthly or annual plans.
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NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals, NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installers, and individuals who achieve a passing score on the NABCEPPV Entry Level Exam can earn credit toward their college degree through New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education (NJ PLACE). NJ PLACE is an initiative geared towards helping people apply their apprenticeship education from participating programs towards a college degree. Credits awarded for each achievement are as follows:
- PV Installation Professional- 6 Credits
- Solar Heating Installer – 6 Credits
- PV Entry Level – 3 Credits
For more information, or to fill out an interest form with NJ PLACE, click here.