*Please note: The NABCEP 2018 and 2019 PV Installation Professional Exams are based on the 2017 NEC.
Beginning January 3, 2018, Candidates taking the PV Installation Professional exam have the option to take the certification exam in Paper & Pencil (P&P) or Computer-based Testing (CBT) format for the first exam. Upon acceptance to sit for the exam, Candidates will need to log into their account and choose the format they wish to take the exam in. Candidates who choose P&P format will be sent an email when scheduling opens for the exam. Once a candidate chooses their exam format, the format cannot be changed for that administration. All subsequent administrations, reschedules, or retakes, must be taken via CBT, if offered.
Accepted Candidates for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional, PV Design Specialist, PV Installer Specialist and PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist Certification Exams may choose a time and location to take their Exam by computer (if available) through our Computer-Based Testing (CBT) network, Castle Worldwide, Inc. Accepted Candidates will receive a Notice-to-Schedule (NTS) email from Castle with instructions on how to select a location, date, and time for their exam. All Candidates must submit scheduling requests to Castle at least four (4) business days prior to the date the Candidate wishes to take or reschedule their exam.
CBT Certification Exams are offered on a continuous basis. There are no application or registration deadlines. Once a Candidate’s application is accepted by NABCEP, they may schedule their exam.
The CBT option is NOT available for PV Technical Sales or Solar Heating Installer Certification Exams.
The P&P option is only available for PV Installation Professional, PV Technical Sales & Solar Heating Installer Certification Exams.
August 3, 2018: Application deadline for NABCEP PVIP, PVTS & SHI Certification Exams
September 7, 2018: Exam Scheduling deadline for all accepted PVIP, PVTS & SHI Candidates
October 20, 2018: Exam date for NABCEP PVIP, PVTS & SHI Certification Exams
February 1, 2019: Application deadline for NABCEP PVIP, PVTS & SHI Certification Exams
March 8, 2019: Exam Scheduling deadline for all accepted PVIP, PVTS & SHI Candidates
April 20, 2019: Exam date for NABCEP PVIP, PVTS & SHI Certification Exams
September 24-27, 2018 – Solar Power International Anaheim, CA Booth 1491