The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is seeking public comments on proposed changes to its flagship PV Installer certification program. The proposed changes are intended to better align the certification name, job description and eligibility criteria with the PV industry. NABCEP Chairperson, Don Warfield states, "The PV industry has grown enormously in the past decade. Similarly, the installation segment of our industry has grown and evolved as well. As a consequence of this evolution there are often multiple people on a given job site who make decisions that have a material effect on the quality and serviceability of the installation. Our original model of a single person being 'in charge' is no longer reflective of a significant number of PV installations" The proposed changes include a name change of the certification to NABCEP Certified Installation Professional, changes to the introduction, scope statement and, notably, to the job description in the Job Task Analysis (JTA) and the eligibility criteria.

The eligibility criteria for the certification examination will expand to include individuals who fulfill job duties that include but are not limited to: designer, project manager or superintendent. NABCEP Executive Director, Ezra Auerbach says, "A person whose job role involves making decisions that affect the outcome of the installation will be considered for eligibility providing that they can document the requisite training and experience."