Ezra Auerbach, Executive Director
July 09, 2012
The Board of Directors of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announces that it will suspend the administration of the Small Wind Installer Certification Examination after the September 22, 2012 exam cycle. Ezra Auerbach, NABCEP's Executive Director says; "The Board took this action because the consistently low volume of Small Wind Installer candidates simply did not justify continuing administering the examination."
Existing Small Wind Installer Certificants, along with those who pass the exam in September, will have their Certification remain active. Their certifications will be valid and recognized as long as they continue to meet the terms of certification and re certification. These terms include: continuing practice in the field; attaining a minimum number of continuing education hours; and, submitting re certification applications on a three year cycle. Small Wind Installer Certificants will continue to be listed on the NABCEP website.
Don Warfield, Chairperson of NABCEP says; “This was a hard decision for the Board to make largely due the amazing amount of work and commitment that was put into this program by the volunteers who served on the various Small Wind Installer Certification committees. On behalf of the Board, I want to thank these individuals for their efforts.”
Anyone wishing to take the Small Wind Installer Certification exam this coming September must submit a completed application by July 13, 2012. Effective July 14, 2012 no applications for Small Wind Installer Certification will be accepted. NABCEP will maintain a list of individuals that express interest in attaining Small Wind Installer Certification so it can periodically reassess the viability of resuming the administration of the exam. Interested individuals should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Small Wind Installer Waiting List. The body of the email should include all their relevant contact information.
About NABCEP: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well established, and widely recognized national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP is a volunteer board of representatives who are chosen based on their experience and involvement in the solar energy industry. NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more visit http://www.nabcep.org/.
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