The NABCEP Associate Program is intended for many people who are currently working in, or seeking employment in, the renewable energy industry, including those who are: students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their renewable energy career, experienced professionals who have just begun offering renewable energy products or services, or those in renewable energy jobs for which there is no professional certification.
The NABCEP Associate Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic, Solar Heating or Small Wind energy systems. A NABCEP Associate credential (NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate™, NABCEP Solar Heating Associate™, or NABCEP Small Wind Associate™) is earned by passing an examination based on the related NABCEP PV Associate Job Task Analysis (JTA). NABCEP Associates are recognized by NABCEP on an online directory and are provided with rights to utilize NABCEP Associate word and trade-marks to recognize their accomplishment to others. Full program policies and procedures are found in the NABCEP Associate Handbook, which all applicants should read thoroughly before applying.