NAB-PV: NABCEP PV Associate Exam
Solar Energy International proctors the NABCEP PV Associate Exam (formerly known as the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam) in its Paper & Pencil format on select Friday evenings after some of our PV301L- Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based). It is recommended that your education requirement be completed prior to registering to take the exam. You must call to register at 970-527-7657. See below for schedule and details.
You may only register for testing through Solar Energy International if SEI is your training provider. Registration fees for the exam are non-refundable.
To be eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, students must successfully complete:
- PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)or PVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – Online
- and PVOL203 Solar Electric Design (Battery-Based) – Online or PV203 PREP Battery-Based PV System Fundamentals
The NABCEP PV Associate Exam
includes questions on grid-direct and battery-based PV systems.
The NABCEP PV Associate Program is designed for those individuals wanting to get into the solar field; achievement of the NABCEP PV Associate Exam is a way for candidates to demonstrate that they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV Systems.
The knowledge demonstrated by passing this test does not replace the knowledge, skills or abilities of the electrical or other construction trades, or those of other professions or degree programs that require considerably more academic and/or practical experience.