Ezra AuerbachEzra Auerbach (NABCEP)

#SolarMOOC Lecture: NEW NABCEP Policies Regarding Certification – January 17, 2013

Ezra Auerbach has been actively involved in the renewable energy industry since 1986 when he co-founded Energy Alternatives – a Canada-wide renewable energy business. Since selling the company in 1996 he has held a variety of positions in the Renewable Energy industry including sales, marketing, product management, and engineering. He has held the position of Executive Director for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) since June of 2009. His connection to renewable energy is far more than professional, having lived and worked off-grid for over thirty-five years.

Ezra Auerbach has a long record of involvement in Renewable Energy industry organizations; over the past twenty years he has served on the boards of NABCEP, CanSIA and SESCI (Solar Energy Society of Canada). He was the Chairperson of NABCEP for many years before stepping down to become its Executive Director.


Since being founded in 1998, NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) has offered a foundation for training and credentialing workers in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP’s board is comprised of solar practitioners and industry stakeholders with vast experience in the solar industry. NABCEP’s PV Installation Professional, PV Technical Sales, Solar Heating, and Small Wind Job Task Analyses have guided training providers, community colleges, and trade associations in creating curriculum and training programs to prepare the solar professional workforce. Twice per year, NABCEP offers Certification Exams based on these Job Task Analyses.

Achieving NABCEP Certification has become the “gold standard” credential for individuals and companies signifying to customers and industry colleagues that they possess extensive knowledge and experience in selling, designing, and installing solar and renewable energy systems. In order to better align themselves with the roles and experience opportunities in the solar industry, NABCEP recently modified the PV Installation Professional Exam eligibility requirements and Job Task Analysis (JTA). Many people have questions regarding these changes.

Watch Ezra Auerbach’s lecture here:
NEW NABCEP Policies Regarding Certification

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