NABCEP News
November/December 2020
“I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.”— Robert Browning
All NABCEP PV Exams Now Eligible for GI Bill Reimbursement
NABCEP is proud to announce that all of its solar PV Board Certifications and Associate Credentials were recently approved by the US Department of Veteran Affairs to receive benefits under the GI Bill. Due to this momentous federal approval, veterans and military personnel transitioning to the civilian workforce can now apply for reimbursement of exam fees for the NABCEP exam related to solar PV.

The NABCEP Board Certifications and Associate Credential exams that can be reimbursed by the GI Bill include:

  • PV Associate (PVA) Credential
  • PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification
  • PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Board Certification
  • PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Board Certification
  • PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Board Certification
  • PV System Inspector (PVSI) Board Certification
  • Solar Heating Installer (SHI) Board Certification
  • Solar Heating System Inspector (SHSI) Board Certification
Click the button below to apply for reimbursement of your NABCEP exam fees. You must apply separately for VA education benefits if you have not already done so.
365 PRONTO NOW LOOKING FOR NABCEP PARTNERS AFTER SECURING SEVERAL NATIONWIDE CONTRACTS
2020 is going to end with a great opportunity for all NABCEP Board Certified technicians and contractors. 365 Pronto, a 3 year+ NABCEP Preferred Partner and technology company that matches assets with service professionals, has secured a significant number of new contracts. For a limited time only, 365 Pronto is offering our NABCEP partners a priority position for this to fulfill this extensive work order opportunity in the remaining months of this year (2020) and all of 2021 and 2022. 

These commitments will focus primarily in the residential solar and EVSE space and will result in tens of thousands of service tickets throughout North America. YES, there is that much work that needs to be done.  Also, under our special arrangement with NABCEP, every work order completed by a NABCEP Board Certified Professional directly helps NABCEP grow and create new differentiating offerings for its members. 365 Pronto is excited to be a part of this win-win-win opportunity. 

What you need to do: If you haven't connected with 365 Pronto already, we need you (if self-employed) or the company you work for to create a service provider profile on the 365 Pronto Platform. Go to www.365pronto.com. If you already have a profile, please make sure it is up to date! (If you need additional information or help with your profile please contact us at support@365pronto.com)

We can't connect you to this service work until you and/or your company has been verified. So don’t miss out and please make this a priority as we want as much of this work to be allocated to NABCEP Board Certified Professionals as possible. Get connected with 365 Pronto now and we will reserve your position and send you a verification email.
NABCEP 2020 Virtual CE Conference-
A Huge Success
From September 9-24, 2020, NABCEP hosted its first Virtual Continuing Education Conference. NABCEP recently received praise from exhibitors, sponsors and attendees alike in its post-conference survey. Here are some of the survey results:

  • 93% said they would encourage others to attend a NABCEP CE Conference
  • 88% rated the event's organization good-to-great
  • 88% said that the CE Conference advanced their knowledge of renewable energy
  • 2/3 of respondents said that the NABCEP Virtual CE Conference was better than other virtual conferences they attended, with 15% saying it was just as good as others

NABCEP would like to thank our supporters, particularly our sponsors and exhibitors, who helped make this event such a big success!
NABCEP Career Center Has a New Partner
NABCEP recently partnered with the SunSpec Alliance on its joint Cyberguardians project, funded by the US Department of Energy, to update the NABCEP Career Center.  Cyberguardians is a three-year long program that was created to prepare military veteran job seekers and industry professionals for the next wave of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) technology, and veteran scholarships are now available for a limited time through the program.

The NABCEP Career Center will offer discounts to employers that become part of the program. To check out the updated Career Center, click the button below.
Women In Solar Celebration
As part of our annual CE Conference, NABCEP hosts a Women in Solar Breakfast and invites attendees to take part and listen to inspiring, empowering messages from women in the solar industry. Although we couldn't have it during a catered breakfast this year, we were able to have the Women in Solar Celebration in a Zoom Meeting Room during the Virtual CE Conference. This year, we were blessed to have Kate Collardson from BayWa r.e. facilitate the conversation, Kathy Swartz from Solar Energy International as the Keynote Speaker, and many other talented women join us as speakers and guests. The celebration was recorded, and NABCEP is making it available to the public to watch

Click below to watch the Women in Solar Celebration from the NABCEP 2020 Virtual CE Conference.
About NABCEP
Founded in 2002 as a nonprofit 501(c)(6), NABCEP delivers value for thousands of Board Certified Professionals, Associate credential holders, and renewable energy consumers & stakeholders. NABCEP's mission is “to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.”
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