During this special time of year, NABCEP wants to thank you for your tireless support and wish you health and happiness in the new year.
Early Bird Discount for 2019 NABCEP CE Conference in San Diego
NABCEP is happy to announce that Early Bird Registration for its  8th Annual Continuing Education Conference  in San Diego, CA is now available, but you'll need to act quickly, as this special flies away on  January 31st, 2019 !

This  unique event  is created  by solar professionals for solar professionals  and is intended to provide an  affordable continuing education option  for professionals who are interested in getting the skills and knowledge to stay ahead of their competition.
Digital Badges
Starting in February, NABCEP will be issuing digital badges to all of its NABCEP Board Certified Professionals. Digital badges allow you to easily share your achievements on social media, in your email signatures, and on your website, while employers can instantly verify your skills. If you are NABCEP Board Certified, you'll receive an email to claim your digital badge. Digital badges will be issued for anyone who has earned the following Board Certifications or distinctions:
  • PV Installation Professional
  • PV Technical Sales
  • PV Design Specialist
  • PV Installer Specialist
  • PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist
  • PV System Inspector
  • Solar Heating Installer
  • Solar Heating System Inspector
  • Emeritus
  • Company Accreditation
2018 Solar Installer Survey with EnergySage
Once again, NABCEP has partnered with  EnergySage  for the annual Solar Installer Survey. The results of this survey are used year-round by policymakers, journalists, and solar advocates who rely on our data. We hope you'll use this opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with them. Everyone who takes this survey will receive an advance copy of the detailed survey results, in addition to the full report.
NABCEP's New Website
In the next few weeks, NABCEP will launch its redesigned website, . After receiving more than 40 design proposals from web design firms in the US and around the world, NABCEP decided to partner with Consensus Interactive . Based in Boston, MA, NABCEP felt that Consensus Interactive's proposal and body of work put the organization in the best position to transform the user experience on the NABCEP site as well as make it much more visually appealing.

"At  Consensus Interactive , we thrive on creating outstanding web experiences that bring to life our clients' mission, engage customers, and drive growth for businesses," said Jim Burke, CEO of Consensus Interactive. "Our structured, data-driven approach relies on honest, in-depth conversations with our clients, along with environmental research and our history as digital experts. It means we're able to design and develop uniquely satisfying digital products that delight users, and meet business goals. We're thrilled to have worked with the team at NABCEP to do just that -- their hard work and talents made this project particularly fulfilling.”

NABCEP staff is excited to launch the new site in the coming weeks!
Recertification Window in 2019
Earlier this year, NABCEP's Board of Directors approved changes to NABCEP's recertification requirements to align with changes in the industry. 

Between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019, current and former NABCEP Board Certified Professionals in their final year of certification will be able to choose to recertify under the current recertification requirements (18 hours of CEUs and experience requirements)  OR  the new recertification requirements (30 CEUs and industry involvement). Starting on January 1st, 2020, all current and former NABCEP Board Certified Professionals will need to meet the new recertification requirements in order to recertify.
Araybeam Earns NABCEP Company Accreditation
Araybeam Corporation recently earned the coveted NABCEP Company Accreditation in November 2018. NABCEP awards accreditation to companies that meet a rigorous set of standards around installation, employee training and qualification, safe work practices, and customer accountability. Araybeam Corporation joins other NABCEP Accredited Companies across the country that have distinguished themselves by adhering to a set of industry-recognized best practices.
To earn a NABCEP Company Accreditation, Araybeam had to undergo a thorough and rigorous application and review process that included the submission of procedures and policies and independent, third-party inspections of previously installed systems. The core elements of NABCEP Company Accreditation include: employment of NABCEP certified installation and technical sales personnel, documented and consistent policies and programs as they relate to the operations of the company, ongoing worker training programs, and a strong focus on worker safety.

“Earning the NABCEP Company Accreditation is a major accomplishment. To achieve this accreditation, Araybeam Corporation had to demonstrate a company-wide commitment to quality assurance throughout the sales, installation, and commissioning process,” said Shawn O’Brien, Executive Director of NABCEP. “The staff at Araybeam Corporation were a pleasure to work with, and we were particularly impressed with their deep commitment to training and development in Puerto Rico. From everyone at NABCEP, congratulations!”
Thank you to our 2019 CE Conference Sponsors!
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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