Benefits of Certification

NABCEP Consumer Brochure

NABCEP PV Career Pathways Brochure

 

Whether you’re thinking about an exciting career in photovoltaics or already an established PV professional, NABCEP’s PV Career Pathways Brochure can help you find the right career path. If you’re interested in a career in design, installation, maintenance, or another aspect of working in photovoltaics, NABCEP Board Certifications can boost your earning potential and help you qualify for jobs that match your career interests.

 

NABCEP Board Certifications are earned by demonstrating your training, experience, and passing a rigorous exam. Board Certifications positively impact your career by giving you:

  • Increased marketability
  • Validation of knowledge
  • Enhanced reputation, credibility, & consumer confidence

 

Click here to print or download a copy of the NABCEP PV Career Pathways Brochure.

Benefits of Certification and Accreditation

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, Solar Heating Installer Certification, and/or NABCEP Company Accreditation.  Certificants and Accredited Companies gain increased credibility and marketing value, giving them a competitive advantage over other solar professionals that do not hold the same certification or accreditation. 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 and NABCEP Company Accreditation is the highest recognition of quality assurance for solar installation companies.

Knowledgeable consumers choose certified professionals and accredited companies. NABCEP provides a way for potential customers to locate and contact certificants and accredited companies through our online directories. 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 and accreditation through exclusive deals from some of the industry’s top products and services. Please contact us at info@nabcep.org if you have questions about any of the offers below – or have a special offer that you would like to make available to NABCEP certificants or accredited companies.

 

Additional Benefits of Certification and Accreditation:


SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL – 15% OFF REGISTRATION

Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI) generates success for energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network. SPI has also been among the Gold 100 for eight years running and named this year’s “Best Use of Technology” and the 2016 “Stickiest Show Floor” by Trade Show Executive for the innovative ways in which attendees stay engaged.

Request the 15% discount full conference code


NABCEP CAREER CENTER ACCOUNT BENEFIT– 10% OFF JOB POSTINGBoxwood

Post a job opening or apply for job openings.  Get new jobs sent to your inbox with a Job AlertPost your Resume to all Employers, even confidentially.

Attract top industry employers with your NABCEP credential.  For further information please click here.

Request the 10% discount code.


 WUNDER CAPITAL –  50% OFF LOAN SERVICE FEESwunder-logomark-wht

Wunder Capital provides qualified solar professionals with simple financing options for distributed commercial solar PV systems across all 50 states (North America). Loans include flexible, short-term working capital for procurement and construction needs as well as long-term financing for your solar customers.

Wunder is proud to offer NABCEP Certified Professionals a 50% discount on loan service fees throughout the loan term.

Email financing@wundercapital.com and mention this promo to learn more.


RENVU SOLAR EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION – 40% OFF DISCOUNT

renvu-basic logo transSmall (1)RENVU is a leading solar equipment distributor, reducing solar equipment costs via smart distribution and automated processes. MegaWatt Club members enjoy FREE Shipping on all orders, $100 off permitting packages, preferred club member prices, all in addition to the competitive prices of RENVU.

RENVU is proud to offer NABCEP certificate recipients a 40% discount for the first year of their MegaWatt membership. Please contact NABCEP for the discount code.

Click here for more information.


Women in SolarWOMEN IN SOLAR – FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL FEMALE CERTIFICANTS

Women in Solar is the leading non-profit membership organization for women in the solar energy industry. The mission is to promote the involvement of women in the advancement of all aspects of the solar energy industry. All female NABCEP Certificants can receive 25% off the annual membership fee.

Click here for more information on this exclusive offer through Women in Solar Energy.  Request the free promo code.


GUILDQUALITYGuildQuality_1606x208px – FREE TRIAL AND 20% OFF SURVEYS

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 and accredited companies exceed client expectations and better promote their quality. NABCEP certificants or accredited companies 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.


s5_logoSOLARNEXUS – 10% OFF DISCOUNT

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.

Click here for more information.


NJ PLACE – EARN COLLEGE CREDIT FOR YOUR CERTIFICATIONlogo

NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals, NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installers, and individuals who achieve a passing score on the NABCEP Associate Program (formally NABCEP’s PV 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.


Folsom LabsHELIOSCOPE – FREE TRIAL AND 10% OFF LICENSES

HelioScope is a cloud-based design and performance modeling software, which produces layouts, bill-of-materials, and bankable production estimates in just minutes. NABCEP certificants are eligible for a 10% discount  on their HelioScope license (either the monthly or annual plan). Just set up your free trial account and then contact (Folsom Labs) with your NABCEP certification number to claim the discount.