NABCEP Press Release 5/30/2017
NABCEP Adds PV System Inspector and Solar Heating System Inspector Certifications to its Industry-Leading Programs
CLIFTON PARK, NY (May 30, 2017) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is proud to announce the addition of Photovoltaic System Inspector (PVSI) and Solar Heating System Inspector (SHSI) Certifications to its industry-leading programs. Unlike many of NABCEP’s other certifications, there are no specific pre-requisites to taking a NABCEP PV or Solar Heating System Inspector Exams and the test can be taken online from anywhere that has a stable internet connection.
Inspectors play a critical role in ensuring quality renewable energy installations. These new credentials are meant to provide a mechanism for inspection professionals to demonstrate their knowledge of PV and Solar Heating systems.
NABCEP PV and Solar Heating System Inspector certifications are primarily intended for individuals performing system inspections for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s), utilities, incentive programs, investors, and others performing quality assurance of PV and Solar Heating systems, and code compliance.
To become a NABCEP System Inspector and maintain the credential, applicants must have knowledge of applicable codes and ordinances, be able to identify all system components and understand how to assess the safety and operation of a system. Interpretation of design plans and building documents, conducting on-site inspections, and reporting results will be part of all System Inspector examinations.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established and widely recognized national certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America. 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.