PV Installer Specialists are competent in all aspects of PV installation and safety standards.
Prerequisites: PV 101, 201 & 202 (or equivalent training) or NABCEP PV Associate credential
PVIS Course Package
This course package will provide you with the 18 HOURS of advanced PV training and 6 HOURS of NEC training required to meet the educational requirements for the NABCEP PVIS Board Certification exam, per section 5.7.2 of the NABCEP Board Certification Handbook.
Please note that this course package does NOT cover every task step outlined in NABCEP’s Board Certification PVIS Job Task Analysis, so additional experience, training, and/or independent study will be necessary to prepare you for every possible question you may see on the PVIS NABCEP Board Certification exam. This is not an “exam prep” course package.
Courses Included in this Package
You will be taking 2 online courses and a 2-day in-person training session of your choice. This course package will provide you with the 18 HOURS of advanced PV training and 6 HOURS of NEC training required to meet the educational requirements for the NABCEP Board Certification PVIS exam, per section 5.7.2 of the Certification Handbook.
This six-hour online course is designed for first-time users or those looking for a refresher on Code fundamentals, this course explains the layout, format, and language of the NEC and explores its contents of Chapters, Articles, and Tables.Course Details
This four-hour course is designed to provide current and aspiring solar energy technicians with an understanding of the periodic maintenance required to ensure optimal energy production over the lifetime of a photovoltaic (PV) system.Course Details
Roof-Mount PV System Design & Installation Lab (PV 312)
Participants in this 2-day course receive hands-on training and will install a roof-mounted PV system. Students will identify layout considerations, component specifications, mechanical integration best practices, and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements related to the system. Voltage, current, and power calculations in the NEC will be covered in depth.
Solar Plus Storage Package (PV 450)
Participants in this 2-day course will see a variety of cutting-edge solar energy storage products and applications in our Energy Storage System (ESS) Tech Center at our campus in Custer, WI. Day one focuses on Energy Storage Fundamentals, and day two focuses on Designing Solar Plus Storage Systems.
Fire Code Regulations for PV Systems (PV 620)
This course is not required.
This is a complementary 1-hour online course that you can start anytime, focused on providing essential PV safety information to inspectors, AHJs, and PV system designers and installers.Course Details
What is a PV Installer Specialist?
The PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) NABCEP Board Certification was designed for those who are highly competent with all aspects of PV installation processes, from installing DC and AC PV system conductors, raceways, system monitoring, control, and communication hardware to developing safety plans.