NABCEP PV System Inspector

With the growth of solar installations, a new skill set in the solar workforce is proving to be in high demand -- solar system inspection. The NABCEP PV System Inspector Certification aims to fill this gap in the marketplace to ensure successful solar installations.

A NABCEP-certified PV System Inspector is responsible for interpreting design plans, conducting on-site system inspections, and reporting results to municipalities and agencies to ensure that solar electric systems are performing as they should.

  108 HOURS
NABCEP PV System Inspector

Earn a Solar PV Inspector Certification

This NABCEP PV Inspector training provides a comprehensive overview of solar electric systems and National Electric Code requirements.

Improve Your Knowledge

In addition to learning solar PV system design and installation technique, you'll also learn about mandatory code requirements. This package includes the most up-to-date version of the National Electrical Code.

Gain a Marketable Credential

NABCEP PV System Inspector is one of the newest certifications available, so you can become one of the elite few to have earned the designation. You'll certainly stand out from other jobseekers!

Qualify for a NABCEP Certification

This NABCEP-approved and IREC-accredited curriculum will give you a foundational understanding of solar energy concepts, workplace safety, electricity, code, system design, and installation.

"The course flow is excellent and very informative and self explanatory. It covers lots more than what I thought. Great job!"

- Ishavarbhai B. Patel


How to Get Started

Start here & gain the technical knowledge that you'll find on the NABCEP PV Inspector exam.
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1. Take Our Course

Our self-paced online program consists of several short video presentations. Simply follow along on your computer.
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2. Buy the NABCEP Exam

This package includes instructions for how and where to buy the NABCEP PV System Inspector Certification exam.
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3. Schedule Exam Appointment

You’ll choose a date/time to take your computer-based test with Scantron.

Get 6 Months Access

The core goal of this program is to teach you how to assess the safety and operation of a solar panel system and verify that the system was designed and installed in accordance with code requirements.
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What You'll Learn

  • Types of Solar PV Systems
  • PV System Sizing
  • Basics of Electricity
  • Safety
  • PV System Components
  • Mechanical & Electrical System Design
  • Project Documentation
  • Permits and Approvals
  • Grounding, Wiring & Mounting
  • Relevant Codes

Start Your NABCEP PV Inspector Training Online

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NABCEP PV System Inspector



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Watch from a PC, Mac, or Mobile Device
100 Hours of Solar PV Training
8 Hours of 2017 National Electrical Code Training
Includes Downloadable Printed Resources
Includes NABCEP Exam Instructions
Access to Course Materials for 6 Months
Everblue Certificate of Completion

"I found the course to be very informative and a great education."

- Randy Lierman


Quick Answers to Your NABCEP Questions

Who is this class intended for?

This course is ideal for individuals who perform inspections of solar panel systems for an Authority Having Jurisdiction (such as a Town Electrical Inspector) to ensure code compliance. Secondary audiences for the NABCEP PVSI Certification would include individuals performing inspection services for utilities to ensure compliance with interconnection requirements, individuals performing inspection services for incentive programs (state or utility rebate programs) to ensure quality workmanship and performance, and/or individuals performing inspections of systems installed through a finance mechanism (loan, lease, PPA, utility program, etc.).

What is the format of the NABCEP PV Inspector exam?

The computer-based exam is proctored from your home or office using a webcam. The test features 45 multiple-choice questions and must be taken within 2 hours. Candidates must score at least a 70 out of 99 to pass.

Is this course available to international candidates?

Yes! Because the training is online (self-paced), it is accessible from anywhere with a secure Internet connection.