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SEI’s Continuing Education program is aligned with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) approved topic list for re-certification. *Individuals from other trades and industries such as electricians, architects and roofers can also take advantage of these sessions toward their CE requirements. These sessions are offered as on-demand recorded presentations to provide flexibility for the busy professional.  (*based on approved training programs listed for individual programs.)

You can select individual courses below, or choose a discounted training package consisting of multiple online, on-demand CE courses. 

SEI’S Continuing Education Training Packages for NABCEP Recertification consist of 18 or 30 credit hours chosen from our Continuing Education (CE) Offerings.  Choose your courses to meet the Code Based, JTA and Other/NonTech hours required by NABCEP for Recertification.

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RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy

SEI’s Free Online Course Welcome to the world of renewable energy!  RE100 is a free course that covers the basics of renewable energy, and is a great introduction for those new to the field, those who are looking to make a career change, or those who just want to learn more about energy from the […]

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ER100: Introducción a las energias renovables – En línea

¡CURSO GRATUITO! Las fuentes de energía renovable están en todo nuestro alrededor: agua, viento, sol… cada día más personas las utilizan como parte de su vida diaria. Las utilizamos para calentar nuestros hogares en épocas frías, para operar nuestros electrodomésticos, ducharnos con agua caliente, irrigar campos con agua para agricultura, etc. Hay amplio espacio para […]

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SHOL101: Solar Thermal Training – Solar Hot Water Design and Installation – Online

Students in this course will learn the theory, design considerations and installation strategies necessary to install and maintain a solar domestic hot water system. Passive solar water heaters, drainback systems, antifreeze systems, and photovoltaic powered systems are all addressed, as well as an introduction to pool and space heating systems.

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CE501: 2011 National Electric Code Updates for the Solar Professional

NABCEP CE Hours:  3 hours (click for details).  This online solar training on-demand training provides a professional training opportunity targeted to a highly technical audience seeking 2011 National Electric Code updates and how they affect the solar professional and PV system installation and design. Further NABCEP hours information found under Certification section below.

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CE505: Code Compliant Roof Mounting & Waterproof Flashing

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). This on-demand training provides a professional training opportunity targeted to a highly technical audience seeking to learn about changes and updates in the 2011 National Electrical Code, and how they affect PV system installation and design. Further NABCEP hours information found under Certification section below.

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CE506: Code-compliant Conductor Sizing for Grid-direct PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  3 hours (click for details). (per 2011 NEC®).  PV system conductors operate in extreme environments – fortunately the 2011 NEC brought much needed clarity to wire sizing for PV systems. This online on-demand training provides an in-depth look at the step-by-step process to meet ampacity and voltage drop requirements for all circuits […]

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CE509: Advanced Solar Thermal Troubleshooting and Repair

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details).  This online solar thermal training provides a professional training opportunity targeted at an experienced technical audience seeking information regarding Solar Thermal Troubleshooting and Repair. This on-demand training is perfect for people who need continuing education credits for certifications, such as NABCEP. Further NABCEP hours information found under […]

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CE510: Tips, Tools and Techniques of the Solar Industry

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). Veteran SEI instructor Ken Gardner shares lessons learned from on-the-job experience and best practices compiled from a variety of industry leaders over the years. This two-hour presentation covers: tools used in the solar industry; residential and commercial solar installation examples; transformerless inverter installations; off-grid and grid-tie with […]

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CE513: Rooftop PV: What You Need to Know About Roof Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). This on-demand training provides an overview of how roofs function and will introduce considerations specific for roof-mounted PV systems. Designers and installers will learn how to integrate PV arrays with roof systems. Drainage, wind resistance, fire resistance, loads, thermal movement, maintenance, and safety will be discussed thoroughly. The […]

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CE514: Building and Fire Codes: Rooftop PV Considerations

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). (Based on 2018 I-codes).  There are several International codes (I-codes) which govern the safe installation of PV systems, in addition to the more commonly-referenced electrical codes (such as the NEC®). The building codes provide guidance on how to attach PV systems to rooftops to ensure safety for all […]

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CE516: 2014 National Electrical Code® and PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  3 hours (click for details). The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of PV component manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, or building official, it’s critical to understand the changes in each code cycle.  This on-demand training addresses significant changes in the […]

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CE517: Performance Modeling of PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  3.5 hours (click for details). Estimating the production of PV systems is critical for their success. Modeling is required for any sort of financial calculations, as well as for back-testing system performance.  Furthermore, different system design architectures and equipment choices can easily be simulated and compared, which can lead to more efficient […]

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CE518: Basics of PV Site Analysis

NABCEP CE Hours:  1 hour (click for details). Visiting a site and gathering key electrical and structural information is an important step in designing a code-compliant PV system. In this Continuing Education class, students will learn the basic information required to gather from a proposed site.  Whether a small residential grid-direct system or a large […]

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CE519: Off-grid System Considerations

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). There are many things to consider when sizing and designing an off-grid PV system. In this course, we’ll provide a high-level overview, which will primarily focus on DC coupled off-grid systems. We’ll discuss the different components in an off-grid system, and look at different design parameters used […]

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CE520: Introduction to SketchUp PV System Modeling

NABCEP CE Hours:  24 hours (click for details). In this course we will establish fundamental SketchUp modeling methods and techniques for creating a 3-dimensional realistic residential roof and designing photovoltaic (PV) module layouts to go on the roof. We will be incorporating roof face setbacks and pathways to meet code requirements and to satisfy good […]

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CE522: 2017 National Electrical Code™ and PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  6 hours (click for details). The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of PV component manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, or building official, it’s critical to stay on top of the game. This short course walks through the 2017 NEC® from […]

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CE523: Residential/Commercial Roof-Mounted PV Installation Safety

NABCEP CE Hours:  12 hours (click for details).  As the PV industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, it is so important to us here at SEI to ensure that solar workers have the tools and skills to work safely on the job site, so we can all return home soundly to our families […]

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CE524: PVsyst for PV System Production Modeling

NABCEP CE Hours:  4 hours (click for details).  Whether providing a production guarantee, optimizing system design, or verifying that system performance meets expectations, PVsyst software is the main tool the PV industry turns to.  Further NABCEP hours information found under Certification section below.

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CE525: Large-Scale Ground-Mounted PV Installation Safety

NABCEP CE Hours:  8 hours (click for details).  Large ground-mounted PV installations present unique hazards requiring specialized safety training, including DC circuits operating at up to 1500 volts and thousands of amps, AC circuits up to 690 volts, and hazards associated with trenching and the use of heavy machinery.  This 8-hr online on-demand course covers site […]

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