The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has released the newly developed Job Task Analysis (JTA) for the upcoming Photovoltaic Technical Sales Certification. The JTA is a comprehensive list of all the measurable tasks that a practitioner performs and guides the development of the exam, NABCEP explains.
The new credential will target professionals involved in the non-installation aspects of the sale and commissioning of a PV system. These aspects include analyzing customer needs and conducting a site analysis to develop a proposal that includes a conceptual design, financial analysis and performance projections for the system.
‘Having a NABCEP credential for salespeople is a key step in consumer protection,’ notes Don Warfield, chair of NABCEP's board. ‘With the launch of this certification, consumers can have as much confidence in the sales process as they do in getting a NABCEP-certified crew leader to perform their installation.’
The first exam will most likely be in March 2011, but could be offered as early as September 2010. NABCEP is currently finalizing the eligibility requirements and developing the application to sit for the exam, which will be released on NABCEP's Web site as soon as it is completed.