SEI’s 18 hour Continuing Education Package Plan for NABCEP Recertification consists of 18-20 credit hours chosen from our On-demand CE Offerings. Choose your trainings to meet the Continuing Education Hours required by NABCEP for Recertification. New NABCEP Recertification Requirements, including 30 continuing education units and ‘Industry Involvement’ requirement, go into full affect as of January 1, 2020. Read full details here. This 18 hour training package is offered for those that have already earned some of their CE’s towards the 30 hour CE requirement. If you need 30 CE hours, please check out our 30 hour CE Training Package.
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.)
Please use NABCEP’s online course catalog to determine if the courses you select will satisfy your specific Certificate or Recertification requirements, by visiting this link and searching by course code (example: CE506).
CE501: 2011 NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE UPDATES FOR THE SOLAR PROFESSIONAL
NABCEP CE Hours: 3 JTA/NEC/RE. 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.
CE505: CODE COMPLIANT ROOF MOUNTING & WATERPROOF FLASHING
NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/RE. Roof penetrations are a tremendous liability for solar installers. This presentation will cover important roofing codes and methods to meet roofing best practices.
CE506: CODE-COMPLIANT CONDUCTOR SIZING FOR GRID-DIRECT PV SYSTEMS
NABCEP CE Hours: 3 JTA/NEC/RE. PV system conductors operate in extreme environments – fortunately the 2011 NEC brought much needed clarity to wire sizing for PV systems.
CE509: ADVANCED SOLAR THERMAL TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR
NABCEP CE Hours: 2 RE. This advanced on-demand training features Troubleshooting and Repair of the components in SWH systems, including Solar Space Heating Systems.
CE510 TIPS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE SOLAR INDUSTRY
NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/RE. 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.
NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/RE. This on-demand training will provide the basics about how roofs function and will explain in detail considerations specific to roof systems when PV systems are installed.
CE514: BUILDING AND FIRE CODES: ROOFTOP PV CONSIDERATIONS
NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/RE/Building and Fire Codes. There are several codes which govern the safe installation of PV systems, in addition to the more commonly-referenced electrical codes (such as the NEC®).
CE516: 2014 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® AND PV SYSTEMS
NABCEP CE Hours: 3 JTA/NEC/RE. 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.
CE517: PERFORMANCE MODELING OF PV SYSTEMS
NABCEP CE Hours: 3.5 JTA/RE. 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.
CE518: BASICS OF PV SITE ANALYSIS
CE519: OFF-GRID SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS
NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/RE. There are many things to consider when sizing and designing an off-grid PV system. In this continuing education course we’ll take a high level overview that will primarily focus on DC coupled off-grid systems.
CE522: 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE™ AND PV SYSTEMS
NABCEP CE Hours: 6 JTA/NEC/RE. 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.
CE523: RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL ROOF-MOUNTED PV INSTALLATION SAFETY
NABCEP CE Hours: 12 JTA/NEC(2)/RE. This on-demand course covers key safety topics associated with residential and commercial roof-mounted PV installations- including ladder and lift safety, fall protection, safe rooftop working practices, and solar electrical safety. Learn steps to identify and control installation hazards, making workers both safer and more efficient on the job site.
CE524: PVSYST FOR PV SYSTEM PRODUCTION MODELING
NABCEP CE Hours: 4 JTA/RE. 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.
CE525: LARGE-SCALE GROUND-MOUNTED PV INSTALLATION SAFETY
NABCEP CE Hours: 8 JTA/NEC (3)/RE. 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 hazards and control methods specific to large ground-mounted PV installations.
CE526: THE 2020 NEC®: PV AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, developer, or building official, it’s critical to stay on top of the game. The focus is on critical updates, changes, and relevant details that impact PV system design and installation, for applications ranging from battery-based off-grid and all types of energy storage systems, to interactive PV systems of all sizes up to utility-scale solar farms.