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      Contact Kelly Brooks-Hailey at 410-929-0270 or kbrookshailey@civicworks.com

      Our Courses

      NABCEP Photo-voltaic Associate Credential

      The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is the most-widely recognized national certification organization for professionals in the renewable energy field.

      The NABCEP PV Associate Credential recognizes professionals with fundamental knowledge in solar system design, sales, installation, and maintenance.  The Associate Program maintains an online directory here: https://www.nabcep.org/nabcep-associates/

      Who should take NABCEP PVA?

      The NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Program is intended for people who currently work in, or are seeking employment in the renewable energy industry, including: students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their renewable energy career, experienced professionals who offer renewable energy products and/or services, or those in renewable energy jobs looking for professional certification.

      NABCEP Photovoltaic Installation

      The PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered “the gold standard” for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry. The PVIP Board Certification is recognized by organizations worldwide and validates your competence to perform as a PV Installation Professional. The course includes PV design, installation, operations, commissioning, and maintenance.

      Who should take NABCEP PVIP?

      PV professionals looking to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the renewable energy industry.

      PVIP Experience Requirements

      All systems submitted with the application must meet the following minimum criteria: 

      • The Applicant shall have performed in a decision-making role (DMR), which had a material impact on the quality and serviceability of the PV installation. This may include individuals employed as lead installers, system designers, project managers, site managers, Foreman, Electricians, System Engineers, and quality assurance / commissioning agents. Due to the variety of decision-making roles that may be involved with any particular system installation, more than one person may qualify for each system; however, each Applicant must document their specific role and level of responsibility for each installation.
      • Installations must have been completed within the two (2) calendar years prior to the application submission date.
      • All installations must be complete, have a permit and a final approved inspection. 
      • All systems must have a minimum rating of 1 kW DC (STC).

      BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional

      Civic Works offers a combined course to obtain the following two certifications:

      BPI Building Analyst

      The BPI Building Analyst certification will teach professionals how to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, identify root cause problems, and prescribe and prioritize building science solutions. The Building Analyst certification solidifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to conduct comprehensive building performance audits, assess whole-building ventilation, measure airflow, combustion safety, and testing/data collection.

      BPI Envelope Professional

      The BPI Envelope Professional certification will teach professionals the skills to optimize and verify the installation, operation, maintenance, and performance of building envelope systems, and are able to improve their interaction with other building systems.

      Envelope Professionals will be knowledgeable enough to prescribe improvements to tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage, and optimize comfort, durability, and HVAC performance.

      BPI HEP Auditor

      The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor certification is offered by BPI, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The HEP Energy Auditor certification demonstrates advanced competency through rigorous online and field exams, and work experience prerequisites.

      Once certified, you will be able to evaluate the energy efficiency, health, and safety of a home. You will gain in-depth knowledge of how to use diagnostic equipment and modeling software to identify areas for energy savings, produce an audit report, and develop a prioritized scope of work for your customer.

      Bonus: Getting the Energy Auditor certification automatically earns you the BPI Building Analyst (BA) certification.

      BPI HEP EA Prerequisites required 

      Candidates must meet certain education and experience prerequisites prior to taking the online and/or field certification exams. Read the Prerequisites document for Energy Auditor certification. http://bpi.org/sites/default/files/2019%20Energy%20Auditor%20Prerequisites.pdf

      OSHA Safety (OSHA 10 or OSHA 30)

      OSHA 30-Hour training is one of the best methods for educating workers and supervisors about OSHA safety standards. Students who complete this OSHA30-authorized course will receive an official OSHA card from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This training course is fully interactive and is a comprehensive overview of OSHA standards for job site safety, hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.

      Who should take OSHA 30?

      OSHA30 training can be beneficial for many workers, including those in construction, building development, and other related fields. Our OSHA 30-Hour course promotes a safe work environment by teaching workers how to identify, predict, and avoid hazards in the workplace.