To receive the PV System Installer Certification, an individual must pass one exam. The exam is intended to measure the necessary competencies for a qualified electrical professional with OSHA 30-hour safety training for construction and several years of hands-on experience in the field. Hands-on experience or equivalent knowledge including installing, building, repairing, troubleshooting, diagnosing, verifying and performing tasks involved in electrical work either residential or commercial.
The PV System Installer Certification exam is a three-hour long exam consisting of 100 questions. Individuals must score a 75% or higher to pass the exam.
Click here to download the detailed study guide for the exam.
Please note: you must complete the certification exam application prior to registering for this exam. Click here to download the application form. If you do not qualify for the exam, you will be refunded $300 (the $25 application fee is non-refundable).
Individuals who take the exam must meet the following pre-requisites:
- Be a qualified electrician
- Complete the OSHA 30-hour construction training
If you meet the above pre-requisites and would like to take the PV System Installer Certification exam, click here to download an application.
The following materials will be provided to you on the day of the exam:
- No. 2 pencils
- Scrap paper
- Answer sheets
- A copy of the NEC
- Certification is valid for three years
- Re-certification is required after three year expiration
- Eighteen continuing education credits are required for re-certification (six credits for NEC, six credits for PV technology and six credits for professional development)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industry Association now recognizes UL Certified PV Installers.
UL’s Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Certification Exam can conveniently be scheduled in multiple locations throughout Pennsylvania.
Call 1.888.503.5536 or click here to schedule your exam today!