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NABCEP Exam

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Passing the NABCEP PV 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 grid-tied and stand-alone PV 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. In no way does passing this exam indicate that an individual is Certified by NABCEP.

PV Entry Level Learning Objectives

Candidate Information Sheet

 

Paper and Pencil Exam

The next NABCEP PV Entry Level Paper Exam is tentatively scheduled for December 2014

Candidates must register and submit the Eligibility form to their PV 3 instructor (if currently enrolled in the class). 

If you have successfully completed PV 3 in a previous semester at Santa Monica College, you are eligible for the NABCEP exam for two years from completing PV 3.  If this is the case, please submit the Eligibility form to Workforce & Economic Development.
 

Eligibility Form

Special Accommodation requests must be submitted well in advance prior to taking the exam - at least four (4) weeks in advance.

 

Computer Based Exam

Candidates must register and submit the Eligibility form to their PV 3 instructor (if currently enrolled in the class).  Upon successful completion of the course and exam registration, the candidate will receive an email from NABCEP to schedule the Computer Based Exam.

Eligibility Form

Special Accommodation requests must be submitted well in advance prior to taking the exam - at least four (4) weeks in advance.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact Ruth Casillas (310) 434-4023 or casillas_ruth@smc.edu

For a complete information packet, click here.