NABCEP has just announced that candidates may now schedule to take the NABCEP PV Associate credentialing exams through live online proctoring (LOP), and can begin testing as soon as May 1st, 2020.

The LOP testing method means that you can now earn your NABCEP PV Associate credentials on your own computer and without having to leave your home. LOP reduces the costs and safety concerns associated with traveling to testing sites, which makes NABCEP exams more accessible and safe, while also decreasing their collective carbon footprint.

If your NABCEP Associate application has already been approved by NABCEP, follow the instructions in the Notice to Schedule (NTS) email you received from Scantron to schedule your exam. 

If you have already completed our Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course and are ready to submit your application to NABCEP and schedule a LOP exam, please review the assignment in the final module of the course titled “Submit Your NABCEP PV Associate Application and Schedule Your Exam”.

You can also can find more information about the NABCEP PV Associate credential here if you are ready to start the process to earn this credential.

LOP Now Available for all NABCEP Board Certification Exams

Update June 16th, 2020 – Live online proctoring is now available for all NABCEP board certification exams.

LOP Technical Requirements

To take an LOP exam, your computer must meet the following system requirements:

  • A well-working computer with 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • A high-speed Internet connection of 2 Mbps upload and 2 Mbps download
  • A webcam with 640×480 video pixel resolution (a laptop camera is acceptable)
  • Working speakers connected to the computer
  • A microphone connected to the computer
  • Browser compatibility: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari