We are thrilled to share that Sundance recently had 5 members of our staff become NABCEP Certified Pv Installation Professionals! Congratulations to Matt Dufon, Field Manager, Chris McGrath, Project Manager, and Crew Leaders Nick Tucci and Riley Stephenson of our Field Operations, as well as Harry Smith, our Design/Estimate Coordinator. They join our Operations Manager Matt Bennett, who was previously certified, in this professional status, making Sundance a leader with 6 certified team members.
NABCEP stands for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners and was founded in 2002 as a non-profit corporation with a mission “to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.” Professionals who choose to become certified demonstrate their competence in the field and their commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice. The first NABCEP Solar PV installer certification exam (now called PV Installation Professional) was administered in 2003. The Solar Heating Installer certification was first administered in 2006 and the PV Technical Sales Professional was launched in 2011. NABCEP has been running Entry Level examinations since 2006 and the Company Accreditation Program started in 2012.
NABCEP is committed to providing a certification program of quality and integrity for the professionals and the consumers/public it is designed to serve. NABCEP’s programs are administered to the highest standards for certifications and testing. The NABCEP PV Installation Professional and Solar Heating Installer Certifications are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). NABCEP understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities. NABCEP treats all applicants, candidates, and certificants fairly and impartially by following the policies and procedures outlined in their Certification Handbook. The organization maintains policies and procedures designed to manage conflict of interests and ensure objectivity throughout the certification process.
NABCEP’s goal is to develop voluntary national certification programs that will:
-promote renewable energy
-provide value to Solar Installation and Sales Professionals
-promote worker safety and skill
-promote consumer confidence
To learn more about NABCEP and their work, visit them at www.nabcep.org.