Congratulations to Jacob Grooms on his NABCEP® Certification!
“I’m more than happy to have completed my NABCEP® PV professional accreditation, I’m excited. Excited for my future working in solar, along with representing the industry with integrity and professionalism,” said Jacob Grooms, Lead Residential Solar Installer at Good Energy Solutions.
Good Energy Solutions is fortunate to employ several solar professionals that hold their NABCEP® Professional Certifications. The result is a collaborative group of highly trained individuals that work together, learn from each others numerous years of experience, and mentor installers that want to work under and learn from the best.
NABCEP® has recently introduced the NABCEP® Associate Program. The Associate credential is for those that are working toward their NABCEP PV Installation Professional® Certification but do not yet have the installation experience or testing to qualify for the professional certification. An associate certification is earned by passing an examination based on the related NABCEP® PV Associate Job Task Analysis.
To qualify or sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional® exam, every applicant must first document:
- Experience in the field acting as the person responsible for installing PV systems
- A minimum of 58 hours of advanced PV training:
- At least forty (40) hours of advanced PV-specific training covering the NABCEP® PVIP Job Task Analysis
- A maximum of eighteen (18) obtained from non-accredited, non-certified sources
- OSHA 10 hour construction industry card (or equivalent)
- Completion of installations equaling at least 6 Project Credits
- Pass the rigorous NABCEP® PV Installation Professional test
Good Energy Solutions is fortunate to employ 7 folks that hold their NABCEP Certifications. 5 NABCEP PV Installation Professionals® include David Vera, Kevin Good, Jordan George, Bryan Cranston and Jacob Grooms. And 2 NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professionals®: Andy Rondon and Michael Schumann.
Editors Note: This post was originally published Nov 26, 2014, and revised: June 15, 2017, November 20, 2017, May 25, 2018, November 20, 2018, February 6, 2019 and most recently updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness March 30, 2020.
Congratulations to Michael Schumann on his NABCEP® Certification!
“Receiving NABCEP’s PV Technical Sales Professional Certification is an honor,” said Michael Schumann, VP/Residential Solar Consultant at Good Energy Solutions. “More importantly, it shows that Good Energy Solutions is fully committed to investing in the best trained and most competent installers, consultants, and engineers. This means businesses and homeowners that choose to go solar with Good Energy Solutions will have the highest quality solar installation in the Midwest. We are proud to be among the elite and to deliver the top-notch standards and best practices that NABCEP demands,” added Schumann.
Good Energy Solutions is fortunate to employ 5 NABCEP PV Installation Professionals including David Vera, Michael Lee, Kevin Good, Jordan George and Bryan Cranston. And 2 NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professionals: Andy Rondon and Michael Schumann.
Editors Note: This post was originally published Nov 26, 2014, revised June 15, 2017 , November 20, 2017, May 25, 2018, November 20, 2018 and most recently updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness February 6, 2019.
Congratulations to Andy Rondon on his NABCEP® Certification!
“Receiving NABCEP’s PV Technical Sales Professional Certification is personally very satisfying,” said Rondon. “More important it means I can offer my customers the added confidence of knowing that their photovoltaic system performance estimates and sales proposals will be developed to the highest standards in the solar industry.”
NABCEP® Certification is the ultimate validation of experience and knowledge in the growing solar industry. It’s important to note that the NABCEP certification belongs to the person that earned the certification, not to the company that employs the person. Good Energy Solutions encourages our employees to take the test for their personal knowledge and benefit. We are fortunate that they choose to continue to work with Good Energy Solutions.
Editors Note: This post was originally published Nov 26, 2014; revised June 15, 2017, November 20, 2017, and May 25, 2018.
Congratulations to David Vera on his NABCEP Certification!
NABCEP Certification is the ultimate validation of experience and knowledge in the growing solar industry. It’s important to note that the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification belongs to the person that earned the certification, not to the company that employs the person. Good Energy Solutions encourages our employees to take the test for their personal knowledge and benefit and we are fortunate that they choose to continue to work with Good Energy Solutions.
“I’m really thrilled to have completed my NABCEP PV Professional accreditation,” said David Vera. “I see it not as the culmination of my solar development, but rather as an important step for me. It will allow me to continue to grow within solar, as well as represent the industry professionally,” Vera added.
Editors Note: This post was originally published Nov 26, 2014; and revised June 15, 2017 and November 20, 2017
Congratulations to Mike Lee on his NABCEP Certification!
“I’m grateful to everyone who helped me along my journey to get this far,” said Mike Lee. “The training and the examination aren’t easy, so I’m happy to have accomplished this goal. From here, I plan to keep learning and riding the Solar coaster as long as possible.”
“One thing you can be assured of when hiring a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional is that your project won’t be their first,” said Richard Lawrence, Executive Director of NABCEP. “Anyone who makes the considerable effort required to earn NABCEP certification has documented their training and experience as part of the eligibility process. They have also made a very real commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice. I am delighted to welcome Michael Lee of Good Energy Solutions to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar professionals.”
Editors Note: This post was originally published Nov 26, 2014 and revised on June 15, 2017.
What is a NABCEP Certification?
It is a “voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition.” Simply, those that receive this certification are distinguished individuals in the solar industry that hold a level of outstanding competency in PV Installation. The consumer can rest assured in knowing that their PV installation is done correctly because their installer has passed North America’s only renewable energy personnel certification. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute to the Internationally recognized ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission) 17024 standard.
How does a PV Installer become NABCEP Certified? Not easily, that’s why in the solar industry it’s considered prestigious. All candidates must:
- have a minimum of 58 hours of advanced PV training; including advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices. A minimum of forty(40) of the fifty eight (58) hours must cover advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis.
- A maximum of eighteen (18) of the fifty-eight (58) prescribed hours may be obtained from non-accredited, non-certified sources such as courses covering building and electrical codes relevant to the installation of solar PV systems.
- have an OSHA 10 hour construction industry card or equivalent,
- have experience in the field acting as the person responsible for installing 3-5 PV systems. They must act in the role of contractor, lead installer, foreman, supervisor, or journeyman. Candidates must provide documentation of system information, permits and inspections for each project installed.
- demonstrate that they posses the skills and knowledge that their peers and experts have deemed necessary to do the job well during a Job Task Analysis. The JTA is the core document of the NABCEP Solar PV Installation Certification.
- Apply and be accepted to take the NABCEP exam, and pass.
Consumers who choose NABCEP Certified PV Installers are assured greater peace of mind because they can be confident that their installer has been trained, tested and has agreed to conform to a comprehensive set of demanding professional standards. NABCEP certified installers are required to install solar systems that meet the performance and reliability needs of customers in the United States and Canada by providing quality craftsmanship and complying with all applicable codes and standards. For more information please visit: www.nabcep.org
We are proud to have Kevin, Mike, David, Jordan, Bryan, Jacob, Andy, and Mike as a part of our team at Good Energy Solutions. Congratulations, well done!