North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
Passing the NABCEP Associate 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 the technology covered on the specific Exam. The knowledge demonstrated by passing a NABCEP Associate Exam 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. Individuals who pass a NABCEP Associate Exam will be provided with a NABCEP Associate Certificate. This achievement demonstrates that an individual has completed a course that covered the NABCEP Associate Learning Objectives and passed an industry-designed, NABCEP-issued Exam. Passing a NABCEP Associate Exam should not be confused with NABCEP's Professional Certifications. For More informaiton about NABCEP Professional Certification, please visit
NABCEP Associate Handbook
Paper and Pencil Exam
The next NABCEP Associate Paper Exam will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017.
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 for NABCEP Paper and Pencil Exam
Special Accommodation for NABCEP Paper and Pencil Exam 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 for NABCEP Computer Based Exam
Special Accommodation for NABCEP Computer Based Exam 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