Less than a year after certifying its 1,000th PV solar installer, The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) says it has accepted applications in record numbers for the 2010 Certified Installer Examination, to be held Sept. 11.
This year's 598 applicants mark the second straight record-breaking year, NABCEP adds. Administered in 21 locations in 18 states and Puerto Rico, the examination challenges a candidate's knowledge of PV system design, installation, safety, project management, maintenance, troubleshooting and other topics. NABCEP certification exams are offered twice a year.
NABCEP also reports that its PV Entry Level Program has passed a milestone as well: More than 200 training organizations across the U.S. have registered with NABCEP as PV Entry Level Exam Providers, a 50% increase over last year.