March/April Newsletter | March 6, 2018
March/April Newsletter
March 19-22 in Niagara Falls, NY: NABCEP 2018 CE Conference
Our NABCEP 2018 CE Conference is just a couple of weeks away and will be held in beautiful Niagara Falls, NY. Join us for Keynote Speaker Dr. Charles Gay (US Department of Energy) on Monday, March 19th at 6:00 PM, followed by a Welcome Reception 7:00 PM-9:00 PM . Educational Trainings begin Tuesday, March 20th at 8:00AM and end on Thursday, March 22nd at 4:30PM

Company Spotlight: Baywa r.e. Solar Systems
BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, a leading solar distribution company and the Platinum Sponsor for this year’s NABCEP Continuing Education Conference, recently updated its web store with an improved user interface to improve your buying experience. This latest update is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing a best-in-class order fulfilment solution that combines robust logistics and warehousing systems with expert customer service. The BayWa r.e. seamless supply chain service optimizes product availability and delivery times to ensure you have what you need, when and where you need it. To reduce the amount of time you spend managing your materials supply,  contact BayWa r.e. Solar Systems  today.
Updated NABCEP Certification Handbook
NABCEP recently updated its Certification Handbook to add the new Specialty Certifications, update eligibility requirements, and reflect changes to the application, examination, certification, and recertification processes.

Each Applicant should read this Handbook thoroughly in preparation for applying for certification. To start an application, please click the link below:

Advance Solar & Energy Achieves Prestigious NABCEP Company Accreditation
Advance Solar & Energy has just received Company Accreditation by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABECP). NABCEP awards accreditation to companies that meet a rigorous set of standards around installation, employee training and qualification, safe work practices, and customer accountability.

Advance Solar has been providing Solar services, including solar electric, solar hot water and solar pool heating in south Florida since 1983. Advance Solar is a 5 Star Rated Solar installation company, with locations in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota. Fully licensed, insured and carry workman’s compensation on every member of the staff, they pride themselves in solar education with their own onsite training facility, while developing solar educational courses for the Florida Department of Education.

“We are very fortunate to have a great name in the community with over 35 years in business, but we are in an industry that is constantly changing as solar is on the rise, not only in the state of Florida, but across the country. We understand the value of education and certifications to our staff and what it means to our customers, and that is why we have taken the NABCEP Company accreditation so seriously. This accreditation challenged us to look deeper into our operations to ensure that we are operating with integrity, with best installation practices, placing safety and quality as a priority. Furthermore, it helped us to develop a Standard of Excellence that we are proud to present with confidence to our customers,” said Rick Vaske, Director of Operations at Advance Solar.
Certificant Benefits: NJ PLACE - Earn College Credit for Your Certification
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals, NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installers, and individuals who achieve a passing score on the NABCEP Associate Program (formally NABCEP’s PV Entry Level Exam) can earn credit toward their college degree through New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education (NJ PLACE). NJ PLACE is an initiative geared towards helping people apply their apprenticeship education from participating programs towards a college degree.

Credits awarded for each achievement are as follows:
  • PV Installation Professional- 6 Credits
  • Solar Heating Installer – 6 Credits
  • PV Entry Level – 3 Credits

For more information, or to fill out an interest form with NJ PLACE,  click here .
Jobs on NABCEP's Career Center
NABCEP's Career Center is the ideal place for NABCEP Certified Professionals to search for new jobs within the renewable energy market. If you're looking for a new opportunity, check out our Career Center!
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