Maintaining an active NABCEP certification demonstrates your continued commitment to professional development and expertise in the solar industry. If your NABCEP Professional Certification is coming up for renewal, you may be wondering what’s required for the recertification process.

This quick guide covers the recertification requirements for the following NABCEP Professional Certifications: PV Installation Professional (PVIP), PV Technical Sales Professional (PVTS), PV Design Specialist (PVDS), PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS), and PV Installation Specialist (PVIS). 

The renewal process for the NABCEP PV Associate Credential and the PV System Inspector Certification have different requirements.

What’s Required for Recertification?

NABCEP Professional Certifications must be renewed every 3 years through the Certemy platform (myNABCEP). The main requirements include:

  • Paying the $390 recertification fee
  • Signing the NABCEP Code of Ethics  
  • Documenting industry involvement 
  • Completing continuing education units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education is a crucial part of the recertification process. All NABCEP Professional Certifications (aside from the PV System Inspector) now require a total of 30 continuing education units (CEUs), with specific allocations for the National Electrical Code (NEC), renewable energy electives, building/fire codes, and the job task analysis for your certification area. 

Here’s a chart summarizing the CEU requirements for NABCEP Professional Certifications as well as the PV Associate Credential.

Your coursework must be NABCEP-approved to qualify for CEU credit. On HeatSpring, we have handy charts on all of our courses that carry NABCEP credit. You can find it by scrolling down the course landing page to the section titled “Approved NABCEP CEU Hours.” 

HeatSpring Recertification Course Options

At HeatSpring, our NABCEP-approved courses clearly indicate the CEU hours awarded in each category, making it simple to find courses that meet your recertification needs. Some popular options include:

Check our NABCEP Credentials page to explore all course options by certification.

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If you have any questions about the courses you need to recertify your NABCEP Professional Certification, our team is here to help! Email us at