NABCEP Digital Badges

Transforming the labor market with instant verification of skills and knowledge

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NABCEP Digital Badges are a powerful resource to address the global talent shortage and skills gap in the renewable energy industry.

NABCEP Digital Badges are portable, verified, and secure representations of acquired knowledge, skills, and achievements. They are what happens when old-fashioned paper certifications meet the modern labor market. NABCEP’s Board Certifications are visualized through Digital Badges, which offer a highly-recognizable way to showcase your achievements. Digital Badges provide employers, customers, and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your NABCEP Board Certification and what you’re now capable of. These badges are accompanied by extensive metadata detailing the requirements you have satisfied to earn the credential along with the evidence that a specific individual has indeed satisfied those requirements. NABCEP issues digital badges for Board Certified Professionals to recognize skills and capabilities that matter most to them and the industry—from system design to installation to inspection.

NABCEP’s Digital Badge Platform, developed by Acclaim, also offers labor market insights that are based on your skills. You can search and even apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform. Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your NABCEP Digital Badge.

The Digital Badging Process

Receiving, managing, and sharing NABCEP digital certifications is a seamless process.

  1. You earn a NABCEP Board Certification
  2. You receive an email from “Acclaim via NABCEP” issuing you the Digital Badge
  3. You claim the Digital Badge and set up a profile
  4. You will be able to share the Digital Badge to various platforms
  5. You are immediately connected to other job opportunities through your NABCEP Digital Badge

On your NABCEP Digital Badge account, you’ll be able to share your Digital Badge directly to:

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • XING

Some other things that you can do with your digital badge include:

  • Email your Digital Badge to your contacts with a custom message
  • Copy & paste an embedded code to add your Digital Badge to your website
  • Copy & share your Digital Badge’s public URL
  • Download images of your Digital Badge

Managing Your NABCEP Digital Badge

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Who Gets Digital Badges

NABCEP issues Digital Badges for anyone who has earned the following Board Certifications or Accreditation:

  • PV Installation Professional
  • PV Technical Sales
  • PV Design Specialist
  • PV Installer Specialist
  • PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist
  • PV System Inspector
  • Solar Heating Installer
  • Solar Heating System Inspector
  • NABCEP Accredited Companies

The Value of Digital Badges for Businesses

Digital Badges connected to NABCEP’s Board Certifications can be an incredibly valuable tool for employers for many different reasons. NABCEP Digital Badges can:

  • 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

The value of NABCEP’s Board Certifications and Digital Badges come from recruiting top-level subject matter experts (SMEs) to help work on our certification and credential programs. NABCEP spends countless hours vetting industry experts and leaders to join our technical and exam committees, and we are careful about getting the right mix of experts from diverse backgrounds and locations. NABCEP’s SMEs develop Job Task Analyses (JTAs) that create a baseline for the tasks, skills, and knowledge required to get the job done right. The JTAs form the blueprints for NABCEP’s industry-leading exams, and our SMEs, working with our testing vendor, craft expertly-written exam questions to test individuals’ skills and knowledge. The rigorous nature of our work helps to promote quality assurance in the labor market and makes hiring decisions easier and less costly for business owners.

The Value of Digital Badges for Customers & Stakeholders

NABCEP Digital Badges help customers make smart decisions and have a positive impact on the renewable energy industry as a whole. When a potential customer sees a NABCEP Digital Badge, it allows them to make more informed hiring decisions because they can learn about all of the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to earn the Digital Badge. More informed hiring decisions lead to better quality assurance, improved customer satisfaction levels, and reduce the risks of installing a renewable energy system.

NABCEP’s Digital Badges are updated weekly, so there is no way for someone to fake or falsify a Digital Badge to attract customers if they aren’t currently NABCEP Board Certified.

International Adoption of NABCEP Digital Badges

Due to the growth in the industry and the trust NABCEP has built in North America, NABCEP’s certifications and credentialing programs are rapidly expanding outside of the United States and Canada. Countries in Latin America and the Middle East are quickly adopting our Board Certifications as the global standard and implementing training and testing for our Board Certification exams. As NABCEP’s Board Certifications help to advance uniform standards of practice across the globe, the value of NABCEP’s Digital Badges will significantly increase. NABCEP’s international expansion, and the verification power of NABCEP’s Digital Badges, will lead to even more opportunities for NABCEP Board Certified Professionals who are interested in seeking employment around the globe.