NABCEP is now offering an extension on Board Certified recertifications and Associate renewals that will expire over the next 7 months. Due to the COVID-19 national emergency and the postponement of the 2020 NABCEP CE Conference, NABCEP Board Certified Professionals and Associates who are due for recertification or renewal on or before November 15, 2020 may fill out a COVID-19 Hardship Form to have their NABCEP Board Certification or Associate credential expiration dates extended to December 15, 2020.

The extension will be at no cost to Board Certified Professionals or Associates, and the extensions are meant to give individuals more time to meet their continuing education and industry experience requirements. The extension will allow NABCEP Board Certified Professionals and Associates to maintain their certifications and credentials over this time, as well as keep their names on the NABCEP Professional or Associate Directories, and receive updated digital badges that reflect the extension. Read more about requesting an extension here.

If your NABCEP Board Certification or Associate credential will expire soon and you’re having trouble meeting the requirements, please download and submit the COVID-19 Hardship Form in your recertification or renewal application.


The COVID-19 crisis has impacted all of our lives in a variety of ways, some of which NABCEP knows about and some which we’re not aware of at the moment. To help with the problems that we know about, NABCEP has started working on offering all of our exams as live online proctored (LOP) exams, and we are now offering hardship extensions.

However, there are a lot of things happening in the renewable energy industry and to the people working in the industry that we don’t yet understand, but we would like to help where we can. Please take the COVID-19 Hardship Survey below and let us know how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting you. Your responses will help us better understand how we can respond to meet your needs and help others in the industry. Thank you in advance for helping us understand how this devastating crisis is impacting you.

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2019 Conference Highlights

The 2020 NABCEP CE Conference has been postponed until July 6 – 9, 2020.

The conference will be held at the same venue.

Make plans now to attend our Continuing Education Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, St. Charles, MO (a suburb of St. Louis). This is the ideal opportunity for NABCEP Board Certified Professionals to obtain CE credits and network with some of the most influential professionals in the industry.

The conference will include:

  • Three days of in-depth technical training from the most respected experts in the industry
  • The latest product training from select manufacturers
  • Full day PV and the NEC course options
  • Amazing networking opportunities with seasoned and knowledgeable PV professionals

All meals and entertainment are included in the price of registration!

Join us in St. Charles, MO for three intensive days of PV training, education and networking!

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