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NABCEP Entry Level Exam - PV

Course ID: NAB-PVStatus: Completed
Duration: 1 Days
Start Date September 26, 2014
End Date: September 26, 2014
Tuition: $170.00


Category: Solar Training (Electric)

Course Description: Solar Energy International proctors the NABCEP Entry Level Exam (ELE) in its Paper & Pencil format on select Friday evenings after some of our PV301L- Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based). It is recommended that your education requirement be completed prior to registering to take the exam. You must call to register at 970-963-8855. See below for schedule and details.

To sign up for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam (ELE) in Computer Based Testing (CBT) format, facilitated at testing sites around the country, please go to for registration information.

You may only register for testing through Solar Energy International if SEI is your training provider. Registration fees for the exam are non-refundable.

To be eligible to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, students must successfully complete:

The NABCEP Entry Level Exam includes questions on grid-direct and battery-based PV systems.

NEW! NABCEP ENTRY LEVEL EXAM PREP PACKAGE $1295 - Includes PVOL101, PV203 PREP and the NABCEP Entry Level Exam (Computer Based Testing only, NOT in-person sessions of the Entry Level Exam)!  Please call 970-963-8855 option 1 to register today! 

 See for more on their recommendations. Prior to taking the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam, students should have demonstrated a basic understanding of the principles outlined in the Learning Objectives.

The NABCEP PV Entry Level Program is designed for those individuals wanting to get into the solar field; achievement of the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam is a way for candidates to demonstrate that they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV Systems. 

The knowledge demonstrated by passing this test does not replace the knowledge, skills or abilities of the electrical or other construction trades, or those of other professions or degree programs that require considerably more academic and/or practical experience.

Individuals passing the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam should not be confused with NABCEP Certified PV Installers. The latter can only be achieved by highly experienced individuals who have passed a much more rigorous examination and have demonstrated the capability to supervise complete PV system installations, and who have a detailed working knowledge of the electrical codes, standards and accepted industry practice associated with PV installations.

As the market grows for photovoltaics, students achieving this industry-sponsored Entry Level Exam may find that their employment opportunities are enhanced by starting the job with an understanding of the basic terms and operational aspects of a PV system. However, completing coursework and passing the exam does not qualify an individual to install PV systems.

For questions about this exam, please call 970-963-8855 option 1.  Please be prepared to provide proof of having taken the prerequisite course(s) from Solar Energy International.


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