Update 4/27/2020: NABCEP PV Associate Live Online Proctoring is now available and all Board Certification exams coming soon.

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 emergency, NABCEP has decided to offer all Board Certification and Associate level exams through live online proctoring (LOP). Live online proctoring is an internet-based form of assessment, which allows you to take NABCEP exams from any location on your personal computer. 

This is a perfect opportunity to get NABCEP Certified on your own computer, using your own NEC in the comfort of your own home. While much of the country is under stay at home orders, you can prepare yourself for the inevitable pent up solar demand by getting NABCEP Certified or a NABCEP Associate credential now.

Technical Requirements

To take an Live Online Proctoring exam, your computer must meet the following system requirements:

  • Desktop computer or laptop (tablets, Chromebook and cell phones do not meet the requirements)
  • A working built-in or external webcam and microphone
  • Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended.
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Take Exams at Home with Online Live Proctoring

If you are already NABCEP Certified, you can use this opportunity to get another NABCEP Certification. NABCEP offers 6 PV certifications plus an Associate credential, all of these exams are now available as live online proctoring exams. The certifications you can now get from home are the PV Installation Professional (PVIP), PV Design Specialist (PVDS), PV Installation Specialist (PVIS), PV Commissioning and Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS), PV System Inspector (PVSI), PV Technical Sales (PVTS) and also the PV Associate (PVA) Credential.

This opportunity to get NABCEP certified from home likely will not last. The fastest way to get certified is by taking our classes designed to prepare you for NABCEP Exams, such as the Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP Associate Exam Prep for the PVA Exam, the 40-Hour Advanced NAPCEP PV Certification Training or the 58-hour Advanced NAPCEP PV Certification Training.

These courses were designed by Sean White, who wrote the books on passing NABCEP exams, and also include material from Bill Brooks, who wrote much of the NEC for PV. Sean also has a history of being on the NABCEP PVIP Technical Committee and Bill wrote the NABCEP PV Certification Study Guide for NABCEP, so who better to get you NABCEP certified from home.

You can start learning today, as these classes are start-anytime and go-at-your-own-pace. You have a year to complete them, or can finish them in a marathon session this week and still have full access for a year. Sean answers all questions every day.

Getting NABCEP Certified from home is a great opportunity, don’t let it pass you by.

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