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.Individuals passing the NABCEP PV Associate Exam should not be confused with NABCEP Certified PV Installers. The latter can only be achieved by highly experienced individuals who have passed a much more rigorous examination and have demonstrated the capability to supervise complete PV system installations, and who have a detailed working knowledge of the electrical codes, standards and accepted industry practice associated with PV installations.