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NABCEP Approved by Veterans Administration for GI Bill Reimbursement

NABCEP is proud to announce that the NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate (PVA) Program was recently approved by the US Department of Veteran Affairs to receive benefits under the GI Bill. Due to this momentous federal approval, veterans and military personnel transitioning to the civilian workforce can now apply for reimbursement of exam fees for the NABCEP PVA exam.

The NABCEP PV Associate Program is intended for individuals working or seeking employment in the renewable energy industry, including students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their renewable energy career, experienced professionals new to the renewable energy field, or those in renewable energy jobs for which there is no professional certification. Obtaining this credential is most often the first step toward a NABCEP Board Certification or added recognition in a field with many career paths to pursue.

Other NABCEP Board Certifications and Associate exams that can be reimbursed by the GI Bill Include:

  • PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification
  • PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Board Certification
  • PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Board Certification
  • PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Board Certification
  • PV System Inspector (PVSI) Board Certification
  • Solar Heating Installer (SHI) Board Certification
  • Solar Heating  System Inspector (SHSI) Board Certification

Click the button below to apply for reimbursement of your NABCEP exam fees. You must apply separately for VA education benefits if you have not already done so. You can receive reimbursement of a licensing or certification test fee if you qualify for VA benefits under one of the following programs:

  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (MGIB) (Chapter 30)
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve Program (MGIB-SR) (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)

Solar Certification Career Map

When you’re transitioning to civilian life, it can be hard to know where to start in the solar industry.
NABCEP helps ease the way.

NABCEP Credentials like the PV Associate (in the center of the Career Pathways) help prepare veterans and transitioning military personnel for a career in the renewable energy industry. For many people, this is the first step toward working in the PV Industry. NABCEP Board Certifications are earned by demonstrating your training, experience, and passing a rigorous exam.

Board Certifications positively impact your career by giving you:

  • Increased marketability
  • Validation of knowledge
  • Enhanced reputation, credibility, & consumer confidence

NABCEP Board Certifications also help employers fill job openings. Our Board Certifications are a reliable predictor of success, proving that candidates have the knowledge and skills to get the job done right.