Requirements & Fees

The fees on this page pertain to candidates only, not training providers.

FEE SCHEDULE

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. NABCEP reserves the right to change its fees at any given time.

PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFICATIONS
Application Exam Re-exam Recertification Late Recertification** Document Replacement
PV INSTALLATION PROFESSIONAL (PVIP)

Requires 6 project credits* with decision-making role, OSHA 10, & 58 hours of training

$125.00 $375.00 $275.00 $390.00 $50.00 $25.00
PV TECHNICAL SALES (PVTS)

Requires sales proposals & OSHA 10

$125.00 $375.00 $275.00 $390.00 $50.00 $25.00
PV DESIGN SPECIALIST (PVDS)

Requires 12 project credits* with decision-making role in system design, OSHA 10, & 24 hours of training

$125.00 $375.00 $275.00 $390.00 $50.00 $25.00
PV INSTALLER SPECIALIST (PVIS)

Requires 6 project credits* with decision-making role in installation, OSHA 10, & 24 hours of training

$125.00 $375.00 $275.00 $390.00 $50.00 $25.00
PV COMMISSIONING & MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST (PVCMS)

Requires 12 project credits* with decision-making role related to specialty, OSHA 30, & 24 hours of training

$125.00 $375.00 $275.00 $390.00 $50.00 $25.00
PV SYSTEM INSPECTOR (PVSI)

There are no requirements to take this exam

$0.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $50.00 $25.00
SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM INSPECTOR (SHSI)

There are no requirements to take this exam

$0.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $50.00 $25.00
SOLAR HEATING INSTALLER (SHI)

Requires either prior experience, education, or a combination of both, & OSHA 10

$125.00 $375.00 $275.00 $390.00 $50.00 $25.00

*Project Credits
*1-999KW = 2 project credits
*1MW or more = 3 project credits

**Late recertification fees are assessed per year for the first and second years after a professional certification expires. There is no additional fee for the third year that a recertification is expired.

Please note that our testing vendor, Castle Worldwide, charges an additional $75 international fee for exams taken outside of the United States and Canada.

ASSOCIATE
CREDENTIALS
Application Exam Re-Exam Renewal NABCEP EL Conversion‡ Document Replacement
PV ASSOCIATE (PVA) $25.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $25.00 $25.00
SOLAR HEATING ASSOCIATE (SHA) $25.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $25.00 $25.00
SMALL WIND ASSOCIATE (SWA) $25.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 N/A $25.00

‡NABCEP EL Conversion Fee: Only for individuals who received a NABCEP Entry Level Achievement Award prior to July 2016. See Section 2 Conversion Pathway of the NABCEP Associate Handbook for more information.

Please note that our testing vendor, Castle Worldwide, charges an additional $75 international fee for exams taken outside of the United States and Canada.