Associate PV Exam

The Solar Living Institute is a registered provider of the NABCEP Associate PV exam.

NABCEP Associate PV logoPassing the NABCEP Associate PV Exam indicates proficiency in basic terminology and concepts of PV systems and earns the credential of a NABCEP PV Associate. As the market grows for photovoltaics, students achieving this industry-sponsored Associate credential may find that their employment opportunities are enhanced by starting the job with a strong understanding of the basic terms and operational aspects of a PV system.

Read more at NABCEP’s website.


Students who have completed our PV 200 Design & Installation Intensive course are eligible to register and sit for this test.

Important Information

Bring a valid ID. A basic calculator and number two pencils will be provided. Students are required to read NABCEP’s Associate Handbook before taking the exam in order to understand the purpose and scope of the exam. At the time of the exam, you will be required to sign a disclaimer confirming you have read this information. Review the NABCEP Learning Objectives.

Additional Information

  • All students must show a valid ID and sign in
  • Basic calculators and number 2 pencils are provided
  • Phones and pagers will be collected and placed outside the testing area and can be picked up when you leave
  • No hats, visors, or watches are to be worn during the exam
  • No books, pamphlets, or notepaper in your possession
  • No food or drink; bottled water IS permitted
  • Arrive about 8:45, the test begins promptly at 9:00 (late arrivals will not be admitted)
  • You will have 2 hours to complete the test
  • Your answer sheet is collected and sent directly to Castle Testing for scoring
  • Your test results will be provided by NABCEP via mail in 3-5 weeks

  • Cancellations

    Up to 2 weeks before course start date, cancellations or modifications (eg, transferring to another course) will be charged an administrative fee of $40. Within 2 weeks of course start date, cancellations are non-refundable.


    The NABCEP Associate PV Exam will be given by a NABCEP test administrator.

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