"The entry level solar class was an excellent class covering all aspects of Solar Installations. The instructor was a former solar system installer and was was able to go into great detail about electrical and building code requirements. He also covered the business aspect of customer relations, budgeting, financing, available grants, scheduling of employees and many other important information for a successful company"
"I learned alot from the entry level class, information I hope to parlay into a new career in Solar PV. The instructor was concise and shared information willingly. The course material was presented in an interesting manner, keeping dry boring data moving rapidly."
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"The Solar PV Bootcamp was great. I can't believe how much information I gained in one week. The class was intense and fast-moving but focused and superbly taught. The instructor really was a wealth of information. Honestly, I would've expected it to take much longer to learn all I did in one week."
"This course was possibly even better than my favorite college classes! The teacher's instruction was superb and the hands on learning opportunities were invaluable. This course is a phenomenal way to learn the basic and partical elements of solar photovoltaic systems."
Entry Level Solar PV Training
Why take this course:
The Entry Level Solar PV training course is the first step to earning a NABCEP Certification. As the solar industry continues to grow, a steadily growing supply of qualified installers will be needed to support the build-out.
NABCEP certification is generally acknowledged as the "gold standard" for professional accreditation in the solar energy industry, and gives employers and customers a degree of certainty that practitioners have voluntarily met the high standards and qualifications set by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
This solar energy training course is IREC ISPQ Accredited Training Program and was designed to NABCEP's Job Task Analysis.
This course is ideal for roofers, electricians, contractors, architects and builders who aspire to become professionals in solar PV installation. The classroom component of CleanEdison's Solar Energy Training can be taken either in person or online.
What you'll learn:
CleanEdison's Solar Photovoltaic Entry Level PV Design and Installation Training thoroughly covers the topics outlined in the NABCEP Photovoltaic Entry Level Learning Objectives, which is the crucial first step in the NABCEP certification process.
Our 20 hour online or 40 hour live course is designed to introduce solar energy in both theory and application and to immerse students in the key concepts of solar PV design, installation and safety.
Participants will learn the essentials of a comprehensive solar installation, including the electrical components, system sizing and the mechanical and electrical design of arrays.
Online Course Preview
- Online course includes 20 hours of self paced solar energy training
- We can arrange for an instructor to come to your site to teach a live, dedicated 5-day class with solar panels (minimum 8 students). Call 1-888-513-3476 for details.
- CleanEdison's Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems Manual ($95 value)
-Both Options Include-
- NABCEP Entry Level Exam fee ($95 value)
- CleanEdison Pass Guarantee: if you do not pass the certification exam on your first try, you may re-take the course at no additional cost
- CleanEdison Course Policy
What certification does this course prepare me for?
This course prepares students to sit for the PV Entry Level exam, administered by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
What is the PV Entry Level Exam Like?
The PV Entry Level Exam lasts 2 hours and consists 60 multiple-choice questions. The questions are based on a set of Learning Objectives developed by a Committee of PV subject matter experts. To learn more, download the Entry Level Exam Candidate Information Sheet.
Candidates must receive a 70% in order to pass the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.
How do I register for the Entry Level exam?
In order to register for the exam, contact CleanEdison when you complete your entry level solar energy training program. We will inform NABCEP when you complete the course and you will then receive an email with a link and all the information needed to complete your registration.
What about the PV Installer exam?
Successful completion of this course and a passing score on the NABCEP Entry Level Exam provides participants up to 18 credit hours toward the education requirements necessary to sit for the NABCEP Photovoltaic Installer Certification exam.
Live Course + NABCEP Entry Level Exam Fee: $2995 (only $1995 when you book 30 days or more in advance!)
Online Anytime Course: $595
Student financing and payment plans now available! Call 888-513-3476 for more information.