NABCEP News NABCEP Requests Input on PV Associate Credential

NABCEP Requests Input on PV Associate Credential


A Survey has been released for input on the update of the PV Associate Job Task Analysis

Clifton Park, NY (September 13, 2016) –

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is releasing a survey to collect stakeholder input on its existing PV Associate Program.

The PV Associate (PVA) Program has recently been rebranded from the PV Entry Level Program. The PVA program is designed for any individuals seeking entry into the solar field and wanting to demonstrate they have achieved basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of PV systems.

The Job Task Analysis is revised through a comprehensive stakeholder input and industry validation process approximately every five years to ensure that the scope of the certification program remains relevant and in-line with current best practices. Earlier this year, a committee of subject matter experts assembled to update the Job Task Analysis for the NABCEP PV Associate Credential. Now that the Job Task Analysis has been updated for PV Associate, validation studies are being conducted which involve the survey of industry stakeholders, including practicing PV installation professionals. For the best results, survey participants should represent a range of experience and education levels, organizational settings, and geographical regions.

This survey is a critical step in identifying and evaluating the knowledge necessary for competent performance as a PV Associate. Your input will help us develop a valid and fair examination and continue our efforts to serve the PV industry.

The survey results are meant to identify how professionals in the field rate the domains, tasks, knowledge and skills contained in the JTA according to their importance, criticality, and frequency of performance. Your participation in this survey will help NABCEP to ensure that the examination accurately measures the knowledge critical for performing PV System Installations.

Please click the link below to participate in this survey. All responses must be collected by October 14, 2016.