Put Yourself on the Path to Certification!
Course Code: SOL555/SOL556
Passing the NABCEP Solar PV or Solar Thermal Entry Level Exam, testifies to a practitioner’s basic knowledge, comprehension, and application of key terms and concepts of photovoltaic and thermal system operations respectively. The exams deem individuals suitable for a supervised, entry level position with an installation company, dealer, or other company in the solar industry.
Upon successful completion of coursework offered by a registered NABCEP Entry Level Exam Provider (such as Infinite Solar), a student is eligible to sit for the Entry Level Exam. Prior to taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, students should have demonstrated a basic understanding of the principles outlined in the course’s Learning Objectives.
Passing a NABCEP Entry Level Exam is a way for candidates to demonstrate that they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of solar PV and solar thermal systems. The knowledge demonstrated by passing this test does not replace the knowledge, skills, or abilities of the electrical or other construction trades, or those of other professions or degree programs that require considerably more academic and/or practical experience. This achievement demonstrates that the student has passed an industry-designed, NABCEP-issued exam.
Passing the NABCEP Entry Level Exam does not certify an individual as a solar installer, but puts them on this track. Individuals passing the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam should not be confused with NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals. The latter can only be achieved by highly experienced individuals who have passed a much more rigorous examination and have demonstrated the capability to supervise complete system installations, and who have a detailed working knowledge of the electrical codes, standards, and accepted industry practice associated with solar installations. As the markets grow for solar photovoltaics and solar thermal, anyone passing this industry-sponsored Entry Level Exam is likely to find that their opportunities are enhanced by finding and starting the job with an understanding of the fundamental principles of solar PV and solar thermal systems. Passing the NABCEP Entry Level Exam is also highly regarded by potential customers for individuals that decide to start their own businesses.
Only students who have completed an advanced course from an approved provider, met all of NABCEP’s requirements, and pass the national exam, will earn the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certificate.