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New Recertification Requirements in 2019

The Board of Directors updated NABCEP’s recertification requirements to align with changes in the industry. The new recertification requirements for NABCEP’s Board Certifications take effect in 2019 and will be mandatory by year’s end.

New Recertification Requirements

30 CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

CE requirements for all certifications, except PV Technical Sales and  Associate credentials, increase from 18 to 30 HOURS. For a breakdown of the new CEU requirements for each of NABCEP’s programs, please click the link below.
Click here to see the CEU breakdown

INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT

To be eligible for recertification, NABCEP Board Certified Professionals must submit a letter on letterhead, signed by an employer stating the applicant is still actively involved in the renewable energy industry and describing the industry activity of the applicant.
Industry activity must meet one of the minimum requirements described below.
Alternative activities may be submitted for review and acceptance by NABCEP.
Letter must include specific details as described below:

MINIMUM INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicant had a decision-making role in the installation(s) of at least 3 completed installs within the applicant’s three (3) year certification period
  2. Teacher/trainer/instructor who teaches at least 120 hours of an advanced PV* course(s) or a Registered NABCEP PV Associate course within the applicant’s three (3) year certification period
  3. Leadership role for at least one (1) year in a business or organization that trains students, customers, or clientele, to design, install, commission, maintain, inspect or carry out other activities in the PV* market within the applicant’s three (3) year certification period
  4. Leadership role for at least one (1) year in a business that designs, installs, sells, commissions, maintains, inspects, or finances PV* systems, or manufactures solar industry equipment within the applicant’s three (3) year certification period
  5. Leadership role relating to PV* within the renewable energy industry for at least 36 hours within the applicant’s three (3) year certification period (e.g. committee or board member in a renewable energy association or company)

PV* to be replaced by Solar Heating for SHI recertification

From January 1, 2019- December 31, 2019

Current and former NABCEP Board Certified Professionals may choose to recertify under the current recertification requirements (18 hours of CEUs and experience requirements) OR the new recertification requirements (30 CEUs and industry involvement) for one (1) year after January 1st, 2019. Starting on January 1st, 2020, all current and former NABCEP Board Certified Professionals will need to meet the new recertification requirements in order to recertify.