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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NABCEP is proud to announce that it will be moving the 2020 NABCEP Continuing Education Conference to a virtual platform in response to the current risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 NABCEP CE Conference will be hosted in a new learning management software (LMS) platform developed on Instructure’s Canvas software, which will focus on renewable energy training and industry engagement. The 2020 NABCEP CE Conference will be hosted from September 9th to September 24th, and all of the webinars and content will be available on the LMS platform after the conference ends.
The virtual 2020 NABCEP CE Conference will include their regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including technical training sessions, panel sessions with subject matter experts, a keynote speaker, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and trainers from across the globe. The agreement with Instructure will enable NABCEP to create and manage an LMS platform in a visually stimulating and engaging virtual environment that will deliver an effective, educational, and fun-filled event. The CE Conference hosted on the LMS platform will also integrate with numerous online tools, allow for leaderboards and gamification, and enable meet-and-greets through virtual meeting platforms like Zoom and GoToMeeting.
In addition to participating in the live event, all attendees will have access to on-demand recordings for one (1) year within NABCEP’s new LMS platform. NABCEP believes that our partnership with Instructure, which is the industry leader in online LMS development with 30 million global users, will enable solar industry newcomers and professionals to expand their potential, amplify their impact, and be stronger lifelong learners while helping NABCEP achieve its mission of improving quality assurance in the renewable energy industry.