The new NABCEP Energy Storage Installation Professional (ESIP) Certification is NOW OPEN For Application!

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If you are interested in becoming certified in our new Energy Storage Installation Professional (ESIP) Board Certification, GET READY! We are now accepting applications to qualify to sit for the exam. Before you apply, please view the eligibility requirements listed below to ensure that you are eligible.

As a feature of our grant issued by the National Science Foundation, NABCEP (along with our excellent partners at the CREATE Energy Center and MREA) is allowing the first 200 approved applicants for our ESIP exam to have the opportunity to take it for FREE!

NOTE: if approved to take the exam, the only fee that will be waived is the Exam Fee. Applicants will still have to pay the application fee upon registration.

To apply, please click the link below and complete the application exam workflow in your myNABCEP page. Once approved, a notice-to-schedule e-mail will be sent from our third-party testing vendor, Meazure Learning.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Completion of a Minimum of OSHA 30 Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry (or State or Provincial equivalent); AND
  2. Completion of 58 hours of advanced energy storage training; AND
  3. Proof of decision making role in projects involving energy storage; AND
  4. Completion of projects within the last 2 calendar years totaling 6 Project Credits. Project Credits are as follows:
  • System size of 1 to 80kWh = 1 Project Credits
  • System size of 81 to 999kWh = 2 Project Credits
  • System size of 1MWh and up = 3 Project Credits

If you have any questions about this, please send them to the following NABCEP staff members: Certification Manager Alex Mohler ( or Project Coordinator Eric Filante (

Back in 2022, NABCEP worked with a wide array of talented Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who represent the field of Energy Storage to put together what would become a historic achievement. Thanks to the hard work of those individuals who served as Subject Matter Experts, our new Board Certification: the Energy Storage Installation Professional (aka the NABCEP ESIP) is NOW OPEN for applications!

These Subject Matter Experts were essential to NABCEP’s effort to create and deliver a critical component of the new professional certification program. Together, they helped fulfill a huge need for the PV industry. We thank all of them for their tireless efforts in assisting us with creating this game-changing Board Certification.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #2000714. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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