How to Earn CEUs

Continuing training and education are required to maintain your NABCEP Board Certification
NABCEP Certifications How to Earn CEUs

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Many NABCEP Board Certifications require applicants to document education from an accredited institution to take an exam. Also, every 3 years, NABCEP Associates and Board Certified Professionals must submit continuing education units (CEUs) from accredited or non-accredited courses.

NABCEP’s Annual Continuing Education Conference provides a perfect opportunity for anyone looking to recertify or renew their certification. The NABCEP CE Conference offers advanced technical workshops and panel sessions by industry experts over 3 days. Busy professionals can earn up to 20.5 hours of their recertification CEUs and all of their Associate renewal credits in one place at one time.

Exam Qualifications and Recertification Requirements

Search the online NABCEP Course Catalog for easy access to a list of over 200 pre-approved courses aligned to NABCEP’s JTAs. The Course Catalog can be filtered by NABCEP Certification, format (online or in-person), location, and Provider name.  Each course lists the number of CEUs applicable for NABCEP requirements, and convenient links send you directly to the course website. Contact the Provider for all questions regarding course content or length, pricing and financial assistance.

All Board Certification applicants (except the PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist Certification), must show proof of completion of a minimum of 10 hours of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry. PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist applicants must show proof of completion of a minimum of 30 hours of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry.  To find OSHA training, visit or use the NABCEP Course Catalog.

For NABCEP purposes, “advanced” is defined as a course which provides instruction beyond “basic,” “fundamental,” or “introductory” installation principles and practices. Courses should be designed for the professional who is prepared to maintain a decision-making role in the design, project management, installation, operation, and/or commissioning & maintenance of a system.

Accredited Courses

Accredited courses may be used to satisfy the training required for NABCEP Exams and/or Recertification. NABCEP registers training providers who are accredited by a third-party accrediting organization. For a list of recognized accrediting bodies, click here.

Non-Accredited Courses

Non-Accredited courses can be used for Recertification and Renewal purposes and may also satisfy 18 of the 58 hours required to qualify for NABCEP’s PVIP Certification Exam. Non-accredited courses include manufacturer technical trainings, conference workshops, and other non-traditional educational settings.

Continuing education is a vital aspect of having a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, and required for NABCEP Board Certified Professionals to maintain their hard-earned credential.

Earning CEUs

NABCEP Board Certified Professionals and Associates can earn CEUs in a variety of different ways. The three most common ways to earn NABCEP CEUs are: