That was fast. A day after being forced to postpone this year’s event, NABCEP was able to identify its date and time:
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the NABCEP 2020 CE Conference has been rescheduled for July 6 – 9, 2020. Through our strong partnerships with the Embassy Suites and the St. Charles Convention Center in Missouri, we are pleased to host the NABCEP 2020 CE Conference in the same venue in St. Charles, MO, in July.
The NABCEP 2020 CE Conference was originally planned to be held March 16-19th but was rescheduled due to the national emergency concerning COVID-19.
After a year of working with our sponsors, exhibitors, and CE Conference Committee, we were profoundly disappointed that we had to postpone the 2020 CE Conference from March to July. However, there is nothing more essential to NABCEP than the health and safety of our attendees, partners, and staff, and we felt that this was the right decision to make in light of strong evidence of potential exposure to COVID-19. We feel strongly that a postponement of four months will give local, state, and federal health agencies enough time to reduce the risks of traveling and attending large events like the CE Conference. Still, we will monitor the situation as it unfolds and take the proper actions and precautions to ensure a safe and successful conference.
The annual NABCEP CE Conference brings together globally-recognized experts in solar PV. The CE Conference provides advanced-level content geared toward PV industry professionals who have experience with PV installation, solar + storage, technical sales, design, O&M, or system inspection. This is the only industry event that allows NABCEP Board Certified Professionals and Associate credential holders to obtain as many as 21 hours of continuing education units needed to recertify. Noncertified renewable energy professionals seeking to advance their career can earn up to 18 hours towards becoming NABCEP Board Certified by attending the CE Conference.
For anyone with an expiring NABCEP Board Certification or Associate Credential:
If you have a paid registration for the 2020 NABCEP CE Conference and your NABCEP Board Certification or Associate credential will expire before the end of the 2020 CE Conference on July 9th, 2020, we will move your expiration date to August 11th, 2020. If you have not yet registered for the conference in July and your certification or credential will expire, please register and make your payment first, then email Sue McKeen at email@example.com to let her know that you need your expiration date to be moved. This will allow you to keep your Board Certification or Associate credential current until you attend the conference and you will have 30 days afterward to submit your recertification or renewal application. If your recertification or renewal application has not been submitted by midnight of August 11th, it will expire.
If you do not wish to attend the CE Conference as a way to meet your continuing education requirements, then your expiration date will remain the same. A list of NABCEP registered courses can be found on the NABCEP Course Catalog located on our website.
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