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New Recertification Requirements

Earlier this year, NABCEP’s Board of Directors approved changes to NABCEP’s recertification requirements to align with changes in the industry. The new recertification requirements for NABCEP’s Board Certifications can be seen below.

30 Continuing Education Units

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

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.

  1. Industry activity must meet one of the minimum requirements as described below.
  2. Alternative activities may be submitted for review and acceptance by NABCEP.
  3. Letter must include specific details as described below

Minimum Industry Involvement Requirements

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and SHSI recertifications