NABCEP News Now Available: NABCEP PV Technical Sales Application

Now Available: NABCEP PV Technical Sales Application

Clifton Park, NY—NABCEP has announced that the application to sit for the PV Technical Sales Certification Exam is now available online at The PV Technical Sales Certification is NABCEP’s first exam to be computer-based, and will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers.

  • Application Deadline: December 10th, 2010
  • Exam Scheduling Deadline: January 7th, 2011
  • Exam Window: January 14th until January 29th, 2011

Please Click Here to Start an Application Now

Although NABCEP has announced that there are only 150 guaranteed spots for candidates of the computer-based PV Technical Sales Exam, more than 150 candidates may be scheduled for this exam window. Due to the high degree of interest NABCEP is encouraging applicants to schedule their exam date as soon as possible. Candidates who are scheduled earlier will be able to avoid any local scheduling conflicts that may occur at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers (PTCs) that experience high traffic during the exam window.

This new credential is being met with wide enthusiasm in the PV marketplace because it brings the credibility of NABCEP to the PV sales process. Already considered the “gold standard” in PV installer certification, NABCEP has responded to stakeholder requests to develop and launch a certification aimed at the non-installing sales and other professionals who are critical to achieving PV system customer satisfaction.

Ezra Auerbach, executive director of NABCEP, says, “No matter how well a PV system is installed, the end use customer will be dissatisfied if the sales experience results in overstated performance predictions, flawed site analysis or poor system design. The PV Technical Sales Certification is aimed at PV sales people and others who are responsible for the ethical presentation and accurate analyses and projections of electrical, environmental and financial performance of PV systems.”

For more information about this certification, please view the NABCEP Candidate Information Handbook for Computer-Based Exams. Contact NABCEP at 800-654-0021 or with any questions about the application process.


The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well established, and widely recognized national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are chosen based on their experience and involvement in the solar energy industry. NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more visit