NABCEP News
Early Bird Discount Expires on January 31st, 2020
The advanced-level content presented at the annual NABCEP CE Conference is geared toward PV industry professionals who have experience with PV installation, solar + storage, technical sales, design, O&M, or system inspection. This is the only industry event that allows NABCEP Board Certified Professionals to obtain as many as 21 hours of continuing education units needed to recertify. Noncertified renewable energy professionals seeking to advance their career can earn up to 18 hours towards becoming NABCEP Board Certified by attending the CE Conference.

If you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting the event, please contact Sue McKeen at smckeen@nabcep.org .

HURRY! Early Bird registration expires on January 31, 2020. Register now and save $150!
Become PWRcell-Certified to Accelerate Business

Get trained now and let Generac cultivate new solar+storage business for you! With demand for energy storage solutions booming, the 1-Day Training & Certification session gives you access to Generac’s booked and qualified appointments. 

For $100, training includes lunch and covers everything from product features and benefits of installation to commissioning and code. Attendees who complete this 8-hour course receive 5 NABCEP credits and a tech ID for priority support. Companies with certified installers will also leverage: 
  • Leads generated from a multi-million dollar national TV advertising campaign to promote the value of solar+storage 
  • Lead qualification services 
  • Pre-scheduled in-home appointments 

Given the need for solutions for resiliency, the market is ripe for integrating energy storage. There won’t be another opportunity to get certified until 2020. Secure your spot in a city near you. 
Solar + Storage Midwest
November 14-15, 2019 in Chicago
Solar and Energy Storage Midwest is coming back to the Windy City with more leading education from thought leaders in the renewable energy industry! Experience a comprehensive education and exhibition program this year in Chicago, IL that includes solar, wind, energy storage, DERs, EVs, and more. Throughout the region, renewable energy is forging a new path forward for businesses and careers and Solar and Energy Storage Midwest will be there as your guide. 

NABCEP Board Certified Professionals take 15%  off your Full Conference Registration. This is only eligible if you are not a SEIA (national) or SEPA member.

For the 15% off Discount Code, email Sue McKeen at smckeen@nabcep.org

NABCEP will be at booth 37, so please stop by to see us!
Registered Training Providers Post Free Webinars on NABCEP Website
Are you a NABCEP Board Certified Professional or Associate credential holder looking for a way to get some FREE continuing education credits? Are you a NABCEP Registered Training Provider looking to find participants for your FREE webinars? NABCEP can now help people in search of free continuing education AND training providers on its website, nabcep.org . NABCEP hosts free training courses and webinars on its Free Training page!

NABCEP Registered Training Providers interested in offering their courses on the Free Training page are encouraged to contact NABCEP's Operations Manager, Ursula Abrams, for login info and directions. Ursula can be reached at uabrams@nabcep.org .
NABCEP Partners with DISTRIBUTECH International 2020
NABCEP recently partnered with DISTRIBUTECH International 2020, which will be held in San Antonio, TX from January 28-30, 2020. DISTRIBUTECH International is the utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, commercial and industrial energy management technology, smart grid, e-mobility, DERMs and so much more.

Due to its partnership with DTECH 2020, NABCEP Board Certified Professionals can receive a 50% Discount Code for Full Conference Passes . Board Certified Professionals can also receive Free Expo Only floor passes to the conference.

For the 50% off Discount Code or Free Expo Only passes, email Sue McKeen at smckeen@nabcep.org

NABCEP will be at booth 952, so come by to say hello!
NABCEP Retains Coveted ANSI Accreditation
NABCEP has once again renewed its ANSI Accreditation for Personnel Certification Bodies under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. The ANSI accreditation mark is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders. NABCEP first earned its ANSI Accreditation in 2007 for its Solar PV Installer Certification, which was renamed the PV Installation Professional several years ago.

The Value of ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation
  • The ANSI mark signals to an employer that the credential holder has undergone a valid, fair, and reliable assessment to verify that s/he has the necessary competencies to practice.
  • ANSI accreditation provides an added layer of legal defensibility against invalid claims.
  • Many government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Federal and State OSHA, and the FDA, rely on ANSI accreditation as it assures the competency of the certification program.
  • The accountability and transparency built into the ANSI process support conformity assessment attestations, and can result in reduced liability insurance.
NABCEP's President & CEO Helps in Puerto Rico
NABCEP's President & CEO, Shawn O'Brien, began traveling to Puerto Rico earlier this year to help in their efforts to build a more sustainable grid and educated solar workforce. Shawn joined the Clinton Foundation's Puerto Rico Solar Workforce Development Working Group in San Juan, which is discussing next steps for advancing work in priority areas like certifications/pathways, apprenticeship programs, and education/public awareness. NABCEP appreciates the Clinton Foundation's commitment to advancing the clean energy transition in Puerto Rico, the dedication to making sure local folks have access to jobs in this rapidly expanding sector, and the collaborative spirit that has brought such positivity and optimism to the Solar Workforce Development Working Group.
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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