Live Online Proctoring Coming for All NABCEP Exams
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 emergency and the need to reduce our exposure to viral threats, NABCEP decided to offer all Board Certification and Associate level exams through live online proctoring (LOP). Live online proctoring is an internet-based form of assessment, which allows you to take NABCEP exams from any location on your personal computer. You will soon be able to take NABCEP Board Certification and Associate credential exams from the comfort and safety of your own home.
In the face of the current global pandemic and increased risks associated with disease transmission, NABCEP is determined to meet the needs of current and aspiring renewable energy professionals by reducing the opportunity for disease transmission. NABCEP is currently working with its testing partners, Scantron and Examity, to convert its exams to LOP. Live online proctoring provides teachers, schools, and students with the tools needed to access industry-validated certifications and credentials while preserving the integrity of NABCEP’s exams and its coveted Board Certifications in the renewable energy industry.
Live online proctoring of NABCEP’s exams reduces the costs associated with traveling to testing sites, which makes NABCEP’s exams more accessible to economically and geographically disadvantaged individuals, while also decreasing our collective carbon footprint. NABCEP Board Certified Professionals enjoy:
- Increased marketability
- Validation of knowledge
- Enhanced reputation, credibility, & consumer confidence
- Digital badges that easily link to social media, email signatures, and websites
Please stay safe during this crisis, and we will let you know in a couple of weeks when our exams become available for live online proctoring.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have. If you want to start an application to earn your NABCEP Board Certification or Associate Credential as we convert our exams to LOP, you may do so at my.nabcep.org.
LOP Technical Requirements
To take an LOP exam, your computer must meet the following system requirements:
- Desktop computer or laptop (tablets, Chromebook and cell phones do not meet our requirements)
- A working built-in or external webcam and microphone
- Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended.
- Browser with pop-up blocker disabled