Why Get Certified?

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NABCEP Certifications Why Get Certified?

The Need for Certification

In the renewable energy industry, NABCEP’s Board Certification programs are the definition of knowledge, experience, and professionalism. Earning one or more of NABCEP’s Board Certifications can:

  • Increase your earning potential (by an average of more than $11,000 per year)
  • Improve your skills and abilities
  • Validate your knowledge in the industry
  • Positively impact your reputation, credibility, & consumer confidence
  • Prove your willingness to invest in your professional development
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your profession
  • Lead to you opening your own business

Board Certifications are also valuable to employers for a lot of reasons. For employers, NABCEP Board Certifications:

  • Make hiring decisions much easier
  • Save time and money by helping employers fill open positions with qualified candidates
  • Are a reliable predictor of employee success
  • Reduce the costs associated with poor quality installations
  • Prove that candidates have the knowledge and skills to get the job done right

NABCEP Board Certifications also help customers and have a positive impact on the renewable energy industry as a whole. Our Board Certifications help customers make more informed decisions, improve quality assurance for PV customers, raise customer satisfaction levels, and reduce risks that may come with installing a solar system. NABCEP also enforces its Code of Ethics, so if a customer has a bad experience with a NABCEP Board Certified Professional (although this rarely happens!), we can hold them accountable for violating the Code of Ethics. Board Certifications also lead to a more skilled and knowledgeable labor market in the solar industry.

Solar Certification Career Map

It can be hard to know where to start in the PV industry.
NABCEP helps ease the way.

NABCEP Credentials like the PV Associate (in the center of the Career Pathways) are designed to prepare you for a career in the renewable energy industry. For many people, this is the first step toward working in the PV Industry. NABCEP Board Certifications are earned by demonstrating your training, experience, and passing a rigorous exam.

Board Certifications positively impact your career by giving you:

  • Increased marketability
  • Validation of knowledge
  • Enhanced reputation, credibility, & consumer confidence

NABCEP Board Certifications also help employers fill job openings. Our Board Certifications are a reliable predictor of success, proving that candidates have the knowledge and skills to get the job done right.