What Does It Mean to be NABCEP Certified?

What is NABCEP Certification?

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners® (NABCEP®) stands as the most esteemed and recognized authority for professional certification in the renewable energy sector. NABCEP offers a range of certifications and qualifications for experienced professionals, experts, and newcomers in the fields of photovoltaics, solar heating, and small wind technologies. The inaugural NABCEP Solar PV Installer certification exam, now known as the PV Installation Professional exam, was conducted in 2003. Since then, NABCEP has developed and sustained 8 Board Certification Programs and 3 Associate credentials.

NABCEP’s Purpose

Established in 2002 as a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization, NABCEP’s core 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.”

NABCEP is dedicated to providing high-quality, credible credential programs for both the professionals and the public they serve. The organization adheres to the highest standards in certification and testing procedures. The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). NABCEP emphasizes the significance of neutrality in its certification activities. It ensures fair and impartial treatment of all applicants, candidates, and credential holders by adhering to the guidelines set forth in the NABCEP Certification Handbook and Associate Handbook. The organization upholds policies and procedures that are designed to manage conflicts of interest and maintain objectivity throughout the credentialing process.

“By Solar Professionals, For Solar Professionals.”

NABCEP collaborates with numerous industry experts in renewable energy, who generously offer their time to shape NABCEP’s Board Certifications and Associate credentials. The organization depends on these volunteer experts, active in the field, to forge Board Certifications that genuinely represent and serve renewable energy professionals.

NABCEP aims to establish voluntary certification and credentialing initiatives that will:

  • Encourage the use of renewable energy
  • Deliver benefits to professionals in the field
  • Enhance worker safety and proficiency
  • Boost consumer trust and confidence

How NABCEP Upholds Industry Integrity and Protects Consumers

NABCEP maintains strict ethical and professional standards for all its Board Certified Professionals and Associate credential holders. The organization’s Code of Ethics & Standard of Conduct are designed to preserve the industry’s integrity and promote fair, responsible practices. As the sole certification body in the industry with an enforceable ethical code, NABCEP offers renewable energy consumers a unique platform to hold unethical installers accountable, a feature unmatched by any other association or membership organization. 

Why Pick a Solar Installer That’s NABCEP Certified?

Customers who choose a NABCEP Board Certified Professional can be confident that any allegations of misconduct will be rigorously investigated, and appropriate disciplinary actions will be implemented if any wrongdoing is found. 
If you’re looking for a solar installer, you can count on 8MSolar as an honest and trustworthy pick. 8MSolar is NABCEP Board Certified, so you can rest easy knowing that we carry proper licensing and certification. Our team also has over twenty years of experience in residential and commercial solar installation. Let 8MSolar give you the best solar experience. Contact us today.

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