Board Certification Exams
All NABCEP Board Certification exams (except System Inspector) are available in Computer-Based Testing (CBT) format. CBT exams may be taken at any time during your two year exam eligibility window, which begins on the day your exam application is approved by NABCEP. Once your application is approved, and you pay your exam fee, you will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) email from our testing vendor, Castle Worldwide (DBA Scantron). Your NTS email will have all the information for scheduling yourself to take the exam at a Castle Worldwide testing center. You must schedule your exam within six months of the date you receive your Notice to Schedule from Castle Worldwide and within two years of your application being approved. NABCEP Board Certification exams are offered in the United States and 97 other countries. For a list of all Castle Worldwide testing centers, click here.
Exams for NABCEP’s PV System Inspector and Solar Heating System Inspector Board Certifications are offered via Live Online Proctoring (LOP). LOP exams can be taken anywhere in the world where the candidate has internet access and a computer with a webcam. You must take the exam within 6 months of your exam application being approved.
Due to the growth of our CBT exams, NABCEP has discontinued all paper-and-pencil exam administration for all NABCEP Board Certifications. The PV Technical Sales and Solar Heating Installer certification exams are currently being converted to CBT and will be available in late-summer 2019. NABCEP does not currently have a date for release. When it becomes available, NABCEP will send an email to all accepted candidates and they will be able to register for the exam at that time.