NABCEP NEWS
November/December 2017
 
7th Annual NABCEP Continuing Education Conference

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) will be hosting its  Seventh Annual Continuing Education Conference  at the  Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls The Conference Center is located on Old Falls Street in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls, NY.  All exhibitors, meals, receptions, technical training, and panel sessions will be held at the Conference Center .

The 2018 NABCEP CE Conference is primarily intended for NABCEP Certified Professionals who need continuing education credits in order to maintain their certification. The content presented in this conference is geared toward seasoned PV industry professionals who have several years of installation and/or technical sales experience. This is the ideal opportunity for NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals and PV Technical Sales Professionals to obtain all of the continuing education credits needed for recertification (18 hours every three years). Non-certified professionals can earn up to 18 hours toward certification eligibility.
 
NABCEP is offering exclusive corporate sponsorship opportunities with a range of benefits, and recognition throughout the show. Conference sponsors not only help ensure a successful education event for the industry - they also help to support NABCEP in its mission of raising standards and promoting confidence in the renewable energy industry. Each sponsor is recognized on NABCEP's website for a full year and provided a custom sponsor logo for use in marketing activities. 

If you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event please contact Sue McKeen for further information at:  
smckeen@nabcep.org or 518-289-4859.

To register for the event, please click the button below!
Many Helped by Free Exam Rescheduling Due to Natural Disasters and LV Shooting
In the wake of a several disasters which devastated millions across North America and the Caribbean, NABCEP was able to provide some relief for several people affected by the recent hurricanes, wildfires, and the shooting in Las Vegas. A number of candidates who were seriously impacted by these events took NABCEP up on its offer to reschedule their October exam for free.

In the weeks leading up to the exam, NABCEP staff received over a dozen calls and emails from people who lost their homes and businesses in the hurricanes and wildfires, as well as some who lost loved ones in the shooting. Although only a small portion of the more than 300 individuals scheduled to take one of NABCEP's certification exams was affected, NABCEP staff was happy to provide some relief and our hearts go out to all those gravely affected by these tragic events.
PV Associate Exam Is Now International
NABCEP's Photovoltaic (PV) Associate exam was recently administered outside of North America for the first time, with the first exam being taken in Bogot√°, Colombia. The international exam is the same as the one offered in the United States and Canada, using a computerized format. The exam is administered in English only. 
 
NABCEP's partnership with Castle Worldwide, Inc. will enable solar professionals to take the PV Associate exam in over 370 cities in 97 countries across the globe, including China, India, Australia, Germany, Kenya, and many others. For a full list of test sites, please click here. International test-takers will be required to pay an additional $75 exam fee, which is standard for all of Castle Worldwide's international exams.

To start an application to take NABCEP's PV Associate exam at any of our hundreds of testing sites all over the world, click the button below.
PVIP and 3 New Specialty Certification Exams Offered Via Computer-Based Testing
NABCEP is now offering three new specialty certifications in PV Design SpecialistPV Installer Specialist, and  PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist. Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative, the new certifications, along with NABCEP's PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification exam, will be offered via computer-based testing (CBT) at over 600 test sites in the U.S. and Canada. The new specialty certifications and PVIP exams will be available starting January 3rd, 2018.

Key Dates for 
Spring 2018

Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

Exam Date:
April 22, 2018

Click here for more information about how to apply for certification.
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