Resources

Available from NABCEP

PV Installation Professional Practice Exams

Online practice exams are now available for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam. As an exam candidate, you now have the opportunity to become comfortable with the format of the exam. It also allows test-takers to become more comfortable with the timing of the exam and knowing how long to spend on a given question.

From the time of initial access, test-takers will have a 48-hour window to complete the exam. They consist of 35 sample questions similar in type to those found on the actual examination. Those who purchase the practice exams will have twice the amount of time as they would during the official examination. Once the exam is submitted, a full score report will be immediately available. This report will inform the test-taker of how many questions they answered correctly in each area of the practice exam.

Click Here for more information and to purchase a practice exam.

*Please note:  Starting with the October 24, 2015 Certification Exams, the NABCEP PV Installation Professional, PV Technical Sales Professional, and PV Entry Level Exams will be updated to the 2014 NEC.

NABCEP PV Installation Professional Resource Guide

NABCEP PV Guide Cover A

Now available in a printed bound format on the NABCEP online store.

Or Please click here to download a copy.

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Resource Guide is an excellent resource for those planning to take the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification exam. Authored by Bill Brooks, PE and Jim Dunlop, PE, the guide follows the main topic areas in the NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis. Please Note: While it remains a useful study resource, NABCEP PV Installation Professional Resource Guide should be used in conjunction with the primary resources used to develop the exam.

 

 

NABCEP SH Guide 8 2 13  cover

NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide

Now available in a printed bound format on the NABCEP online store.

Or Please click here to download a copy.

The NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide presents some of the basic cognitive material that individuals who install and maintain Solar Heating systems should know and understand to prepare for the NABCEP Solar Heating Installer examination. The NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide, based on a Job Task Analysis for the Solar Heating Installer, includes the eight major job/task areas for installing Solar Water Heating and Solar Pool Heating Systems, and also contains sample exam questions with an answer key. Please Note: While it remains a useful study resource, NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide should be used in conjunction with the primary resources used to develop the exam.

 

NABCEP PV Technical Sales Resource Guide

Please click here to download a copy.

The PV Technical Sales Resource Guide is a useful and practical resource for those planning to take NABCEP’s PV Technical Sales Certification Exam.  The guide follows the main topic areas in the NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional Job Task Analysis.  Please Note: While it remains a useful study resource, NABCEP PV  Technical Sales  Professional Resource Guide should be used in conjunction with the PV Technical Sales Professional  Job Task Analysis.

 

PV Installation Professional References

Primary references are publications that are cited as references during examination development. There are a number of references used for the development of the NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional exam. They are listed below. One of the primary references for the NABCEP® Certified PV Installation Professional exam is the 2011 National Electrical Code®, NFPA 70 (NEC®). Please note: this is the only reference permitted in NABCEP® examinations and is supplied by test administrators.

PRIMARY REFERENCES:

2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC®), NFPA 70 or 2014 National Electrical Code® Handbook, National Fire Protection Association®, www.nfpa.org

Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 29 Part 1926 – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,  www.osha.gov

Electrical Safety in the Workplace, NFPA 70E, 2012, National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org

NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Professional Resource Guide v.6.0, by William Brooks and James Dunlop, 2013, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), www.nabcep.org, see above

Photovoltaics Design and Installation Manual, 2007, Solar Energy International, www.solarenergy.org

Photovoltaic Power Systems for Inspectors and Plan Reviewers, 2012, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, www.iaei.org

Photovoltaic Systems 3rd Ed., 2012, by Jim Dunlop, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and American Technical Publishers, www.jimdunlopsolar.com

Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding, 2011, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, www.iaei.org

Solar Electric Handbook, Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition, 2013, Solar Energy International, www.solarenergy.org/bookstore/solar-electric-handbook-photovoltaic-fundamentals-and-applications-media-bundle-textbook-e

2014 Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, by Mike Holt, Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc, www.mikeholt.com

Solar Heating References

PRIMARY REFERENCES:

Primary references are publications that are cited as references during examination development. There are a number of references used for the development of the NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installer exam. They are listed below. The following reference list identifies training materials, reports, codes and standards associated with the design and installation of solar heating systems. Studying these training materials will help prepare candidates for the NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Certification exam.

Active Solar Preheat Systems: Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-440-01.pdf), 2007, U.S. Department of Defense, www.wbdg.org

Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 29 Part 1926 – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov

The Copper Tube Handbook, Copper Development Association, www.copper.org

NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide, v. 1.0, 2012, by Chuck Marken and Vaughan Woodruff, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), www.nabcep.org, see above

Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers (2nd Edition), 2010, by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Sonnenenergie, James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd., www.earthscan.co.uk

Solar Water and Pool Heating Manual: Design and Installation & Repair and Maintenance, January, 2009. Florida Solar Energy Center, www.fsec.ucf.edu, download here

SRCC™ Standard 300 Minimum Standards for Solar Water Heating Systems,Solar Rating and Certification Corporation,  www.solar-rating.org

Uniform Plumbing Code, 2012. International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, http://www.iapmo.org

Uniform Solar Energy Code, 2012. International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, http://www.iapmo.org