What is NABCEP and why is it important when going solar

May 7, 2019 | 3min read

What does NABCEP mean For you?

When a solar energy company has members that are North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified, it means they are regularly updated on the most recent technical training. Each and every certification holder is held to a very high standard of ethics. This is to maintain a high bar of professionalism and integrity in the field of renewable energy. Look for a solar installation company that has NABCEP certified members to ensure you are getting above and beyond service. You automatically know that the services they’re offering are backed by the most up-to-date knowledge and integrity in their field.

NABCEP certification is your guarantee of professional service

Being certified is not required to be an established solar practitioner. It simply means that that individual went through a rigorous certification process to set themselves to a higher standard. They’ve demonstrated that they know renewable energy best practices and customer service. In short, how these benefits translate to you and your household:

  • Get the most updated technical information
  • More trust is established through a high standard of ethics and professionalism
  • Know you’re being taken care of with enforced standards of customer service
  • Each certified member is held accountable to the high standards of the NABCEP


So, you’re thinking about going solar. You’ve done your due diligence on why switching to solar makes sense. Now it’s just a matter of carefully selecting the right solar installation company. Some things to look for when finding the best solar installation company that suits your needs are:

How many successful installations they’ve done

What other people are saying about them

What guarantees they offer

These are all important things to consider. But one of the most important things to consider is what kind of certifications do they have? There might be plenty of solar companies in your area. But do they have any leaders who are NABCEP certified like Freedom Forever’s President, Greg Albright?


The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most well-established and widely recognized national certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. They provide the most up-to-date, progressive training for solar specialists to bring the most value to customers and the industry.

The NABCEP also ensures that all customers of NABCEP certification holders are protected. All violations of NABCEP policy is reported and thoroughly investigated. This is to hold each solar specialist accountable for how they do business.


  • Provides training and technical knowledge for solar specialists
  • Has the only enforceable industry code of ethics
  • Is accredited by the American National Standards Institute
  • Promotes customer confidence

Every solar practitioner is not cut from the same cloth. It’s a good rule of thumb to find a solar installation company like Freedom Forever that has at least one team member that is NABCEP certified. That lets you know that the company is being provided the most updated solar information. This ensures you’re getting top-of-the-line service, information, and support from a company focused on integrity.

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Thornton, Ellen. “Environmental Impact of a Single Solar Home.” EcoMark Solar, Aug. 2018, ecomarksolar.com/blog/environmental-impact-solar/.

“North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.” NABCEP, http://www.nabcep.org/