Call: (760)659-6695

Fee: $450   WIA and GI Bill funding approved.

Location: Landes Recreation Center, 2855 Cedar Rd.  Oceanside

Class Dates: Fall 2015,  8:30am - 4:30pm

NABCEP Certificate of Knowledge Test Preparation!

This one week (48 hour) course is designed to teach the learning objectives, as outlined by NABCEP, for the Entry Level Solar PV Certificate of Knowledge (COK). We are a provider of the NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam.
This course is offered to individuals wanting to enter into the solar field, where the basic concepts learned prepare the student for the NABCEP COK exam. Passing the Entry-Level Certificate of Knowledge exam demonstrates that the student has passed an industry-designed exam based on learning objectives developed.  This course is designed to teach the learning objectives, as outlined by NABCEP, for the Entry Level Solar PV Certificate of Knowledge (COK). We are a provider of the NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam (additional cost for exam)

About the Entry Level Program:

The NABCEP Entry Level Program is designed for those individuals wanting to get into the solar field; achievement of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam is a way for candidates to demonstrate that they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of PV and Solar Heating systems.

Upon successful completion of coursework offered by a registered NABCEP Entry Level Exam Provider, a student is eligible to sit for one of the Entry Level Exams. Prior to taking the NABCEP PV or Solar Heating Entry Level Exam, students should have demonstrated a basic understanding of the principles outlined in the Learning Objectives.

The knowledge demonstrated by passing this test does not replace the knowledge, skills or abilities of the electrical or other construction trades, or those of other professions or degree programs that require considerably more academic and/or practical experience.

Individuals passing the NABCEP Entry Level Exams should not be confused with NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals or NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installers. The latter can only be achieved by highly experienced individuals who have passed a much more rigorous examination and have demonstrated the capability to supervise complete system installations, and who have a detailed working knowledge of the electrical and plumbing codes, standards and accepted industry practice associated with PV and Solar Heating installations.

As the market grows for both PV and Solar Heating, students achieving this industry-sponsored Entry Level Exam may find that their employment opportunities are enhanced by starting the job with an understanding of the basic terms and operational aspects of a PV or Solar Heating system. However, completing coursework and passing the exam does not qualify an individual to install these systems.

NABCEP PV Entry Level Learning Objectives:

The NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam is based on a set of Learning Objectives developed by a Committee of PV subject matter experts. The knowledge identified in this analysis does not replace electrical trades, technician, technologist or engineering training. NABCEP will periodically review the learning objectives and make any changes according to changes in the National Electrical Code or any technology changes. NABCEP will notify the Exam Provider of any modifications to the learning objectives.

The PV Entry Level Learning Objectives include ten (10) knowledge content domains:

   PV Markets and Applications
   Safety Basics
   Electricity Basics
   Solar Energy Fundamentals
   PV Module Fundamentals
   System Components
   PV System Sizing Principles
   PV System Electrical Design
   PV System Mechanical Design
   Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

FREE Information Session:
May 21, 2015    6pm

Landes Recreation Center
2855 Cedar Rd.  Oceanside