Take Exam On A Computer
Note that this option of taking the exam is not taken at your personal computer but at one of the nearly 600 Castle Worldwide testing locations in the United States and Canada.
If you are taking one of the computer-eligible solar exams, you can take it at your convenience, unlike the paper and pencil exam. Computer-based Certification Exams are offered on a continuous basis, and there’s no application deadline nor registration deadline. Once your application is accepted by NABCEP, you can just schedule your exam. Start your application here.
• PV Associate Exam
• Solar Heating Associate Exam
• Small Wind Associate Exam
• PV Installation Professional Exam
• PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist
• PV Installer Specialist Exam
• PV System Inspector Exam
• Solar Heating System Inspector Exam
The computer-based exam option is NOT available for PV Technical Sales or Solar Heating Installer Certification Exams.
Paper-and-Pencil Exam Option:
If you prefer taking the exam by paper and pencil, there are specific dates and deadlines, which you can view on NABCEP’s Calendar.
Note that NABCEP plans to phase out the paper-and-pencil exam option soon, and it may be phased out in either 2019 or 2020.