Intro to Solar Photovoltaics

This course is approved for the following continuing education credits:


CCB CE Hours

3 4 12 6


Earn your Oregon Residential Contractors Continuing Education Hours by completing this online course. 

  • No studying, no exams.
  • Go at your own pace. 
  • Access 24x7 anywhere you access the internet - even on your phone!
  • Course completion certificate provided (upon request)

About the Course

Learn the fundamentals and best practices of Solar PV in this self-paced, online course. Prepared and delivered by Rick Gilbert, a certified technical trainer with NABCEP certification, and president of Solar Source Institute. Includes an Exclusive Bonus Module: How to Sell Solar PV Systems.

As solar becomes more popular, a well-rounded residential contractor needs to have a good working knowledge of solar energy systems in order to have informed conversations with homeowners and other professionals.

The Intro to Solar Photovoltaics course is a great way to earn Oregon CCB-Approved continuing education credit hours while becoming a more educated and knowledgeable professional. This course prepares you to pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam (optional, exam fees extra).* 

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* Proof of Oregon Construction Contractors Board License must be provided upon request in order to take advantage of this specially-priced course.

Course Package Includes:

  • 10 modules of self-paced online multimedia training with video instructor
    • Available 24/7 • Learn at your own pace • Review as often as you like
  • Phone & email access to instructors to answer your questions
  • Solar Electricity Handbook - 2013 Edition
  • Practice exam questions
  • BONUS MODULE: How to Sell Solar PV Systems
  • Our 300% Iron-Clad Success and Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Oregon CCB-approved certificate of course completion emailed to you within 48 hours (upon request, after successful completion of course)

Course in partnership with Solar Source.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Oregon Oregon Construction Contractors Board Licensee needing CE Hour credits
  • Contractors
  • Installers
  • Technicians
  • Those interested in entering the solar industry
  • Veterans, unemployed
  • Those looking for an exciting new career

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic
  • PV System Components
  • Safety in PV
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Site Assessment
  • Troubleshooting
  • Codes and Standards
  • Emerging Technologies
  • System Sizing & Design
  • BONUS MODULE: How to Sell Solar PV Systems

Learn From The Best!

Rick Gilbert Solar SourceRick Gilbert is the Vice President of Solar Source and the President of Solar Source Institute. He is a Certified Technical Trainer, and has NABCEP certification. Rick has a deep passion for solar and is active in understanding and shaping energy policy. Rick sits on several Boards and Advisory Committees for technical trade schools and Colleges, and is the primary solar partner to the NCCER, the national accrediting body for 6000+ trade schools.

How is Our Online Multimedia Training Better than Classroom Training?

  • No Travel Time & Expense
    With online training there's no travel time or expense, no time away from your family, and no time away from work. The average company loses around $500/day for each employee missing work. Can you afford that?
  • Flexibility
    Study when you want, where you want.
  • Learn at Your Own Speed
    Our online training is self-paced, so you can learn at your own speed and review anything at any time. With classroom learning, the instructor may go too fast or too slow for you, and you don't get the chance to review until you're completely lost.
  • Skip Previously Completed Content
    For future training, you can skip the modules you've already taken and spend your time learning the new material.
  • Consistency
    Our online instructors never have a bad day, never fumble over an explanation, and never cancel class.
  • Help When You Need It
    If you have questions, an instructor is just a phone call or email away! And our Frequently Asked Questions section has common questions asked by students.
  • Easy to Use
    If you can send an email, you can use our online learning system.
  • Education Built for Adults
    Our instructors have decades of experience teaching adults, and present the materials in multiple ways to help you understand and retain the information.
  • Earn Multiple Certifications at Once
    Our training is built in modules, and completing the modules for one certification will often cover all or most of the modules for other certifications.
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
    With our Best Price Guarantee, you know you're getting the lowest possible price.
  • 300% Iron-Clad Success & Satisfaction Guarantee
    If you don't pass your certification exam, you can take the online course curriculum again until you pass. That's peace of mind that can also save you money! Learn more >>

Enjoy Our Flexible Training

  1. 24x7 access. Go at your own pace
  2. Start online training immediately
  3. Go at your own pace. Start and stop anytime you want. Continue right where you left off last time.

You're in Control

This is the easiest, most affordable and most convenient way to earn your Oregon CCB CEH credits and/or NARI CEU credits, BPI CEU credits and ASHI CE credits. Complete your training on your own schedule, when it's convenient for you. Start your course immediately upon registration, and start and stop whenever you want. Continue right from where you left off last time. With online training you don't have to fight traffic to get to class after a long day at work. And no time away from your family or work. It's high quality training with complete flexibility! Register today.



PROVIDE PROOF OF Oregon Construction Contractors Board License

Proof of Oregon Construction Contractors Board License must be provided upon request in order to take advantage of this specially-priced CEU course.

System Requirements

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* This course is designed to help prepare you for a career in the solar industry. The course will help prepare you for your NABCEP Associate exam. However, training alone will not fully prepare you and self-study will be required for any test. Students should be aware that test questions are kept confidential until the time of exam, from both the training provider and the student.

Students should take the necessary steps to fully understand and prepare for any exam above and beyond the training program provided. Green Training USA makes no guarantees or assurances of a passing score, or that every question and/or concept on the test is covered in the course and/or provided courseware.

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* Proof of Oregon Construction Contractors Board License must be provided upon request in order to take advantage of this specially-priced course.

Questions? Call 1-800-518-1877