SOLAR TRAINING & CREDENTIALING

The Solar Ready Vets Network connects military talent with energizing solar career pathways.

Our team is expanding opportunities and resources related to solar training and credentialing in order to support a dynamic, resilient and job-ready solar workforce.


The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is a widely respected and recognized certification organization for renewable energy professionals. As a key partner in the Solar Ready Vets Network, NABCEP plays a key role in expanding training and credentialing opportunities for military talent.


Whether you’re just getting started in solar, or are looking to advance your solar career, NABCEP credentials are an important step toward a powerful career. A NABCEP credential helps employers to identify top talent — it indicates commitment to the profession, and demonstrates understanding of solar fundamentals.

Spanning installation, design, technical sales and a range of other solar career pathways, NABCEP certifications can boost your earning potential, and help you to be well qualified for jobs that match your career goals.

Why earn NABCEP Certification?

✓ Validation of knowledge
✓ Increased earning potential
✓ Enhanced professional credibility

SOLAR CREDENTIALING FOR VETERANS

The Solar Ready Vets team has secured approvals from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for all of NABCEP’s solar certifications and credentials to be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Veterans and military personnel transitioning to the civilian workforce can now apply for reimbursement of exam fees for all NABCEP PV – related exams.

GI Bill REIMBURSEMENT FORM

APPROVED FOR GI BILL REIMBURSEMENT:


✓ PV Associate (PVA)
✓PV Installation Professional (PVIP)
✓PV Design Specialist (PVDS)
✓PV Installation Specialist (PVIS)
✓PV Commissioning & Maintenance (PVCMS)
✓PV Technical Sales (PVTS)
✓PV System Inspector (PVSI)


The NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate (PVA) is the most common industry credential, and offers distinction in all sectors of the industry. PVA is designed to prepare individuals for a range of careers in solar, and is often the first step toward one of six more specialized and more advanced Board Certifications.

WHERE TO FIND SOLAR TRAINING?

Below is a directory of educational institutions that are both NABCEP-registered training providers and also accept GI Bill benefits for their solar courses. The Solar Ready Vets team is actively engaging solar training providers across the country to grow this list

NABCEP-Registered training provider where GI Bill is accepted for solar training