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Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Many solar installers and technicians are licensed as general contractors. They can also receive voluntary certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The Electronics Technicians Association offers three career-track certification pathways in renewable energy technology: installer, integrator, and maintainer. Many technicians choose to become certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. To become certified, a technician must have a specific amount of job-related experience. 

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