Certification is a valuable way for solar installers to demonstrate proficiency and professional skills. To help ensure quality and to advance the solar industry, COSEIA recommends that solar installers become certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
In the past COSEIA offered its own statewide certification program but with the passage of the HB10-1001 legislation, NABCEP certification is now required by an onsite supervisor for many solar installations that utilize ratepayer-funded incentives. As such, the COSEIA Board recently voted to retire its statewide solar certification program since the solar industry and their customers are better served through a single national certification standard, rather than a regional or fragmented approach. We appreciate that many hours of study have been invested into preparing for the COSEIA certification program, which directly benefited solar installers and customers in the form of safety and quality. While COSEIA is no longer offering certification exams, all COSEIA Certified solar installers are welcome to promote that they are COSEIA Certified through December 2013.
Disclaimer: Certification is not a professional license issued by a government agency and does not authorize the individual to practice. COSEIA is not liable or responsible for any action or decision made in reliance on certified individuals, or for any actions or inactions of the certificants with respect to any party, or for any loss or injury. COSEIA is not responsible for certificant compliance with legal requirements related to professional and occupational activities, or otherwise.