Solar Hot Water Design and Installation + NABCEP Solar Heating Associate Exam Prep
Not Included – Exam Fee
The $150 NABCEP Solar Heating Associate Exam fee is a separate fee paid when scheduling your exam after you have completed the course. Please note, you must complete this course first, then provide your certificate of completion when scheduling your NABCEP exam.
To participate in this course, you’ll need to purchase copy of Bob Ramlow’s book: “Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems.” This book focuses on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems generate significant savings in the long run. You can buy the book online on Amazon or a similar site for about $20, new or used copies are both fine.
Prepare for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam (Exam Fee Not Included)
After completing this course, you will be well-prepared to take the Solar Thermal NABCEP Entry Level Exam. It is important to note that the $100 exam fee is NOT included in the course tuition. After completing the course, participants may pay the exam fee and take the exam at one of hundreds of testing centers in the U.S. and Canada.
Included: “Solar Water Heating” by Bob Ramlow
Instructor Bob Ramlow is one of the world’s leading solar thermal experts. He has helped design or install more than 1,000 solar hot water systems and has been teaching for over two decades. Also, his seminal textbook, “Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems,” is included with this course.
Length: 6 modules
About the Author
Bob is an ISPQ Emeritus Master Trainer with more than 30 years experience designing and installing solar systems and has been a driving force in the growth of solar thermal use. Co-owner of Artha Sustainable Living Center LLC and the author of ‘Solar Water Heating’, A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems, Bob’s book is the first of its kind written in over 25 years. He not only consults and educates on renewable energy, but also he leads by example living in a home that is powered by the sun and built with sustainable materials.
Self-Paced Online Course
This online course is self-paced. Therefore, you can begin instantly upon enrollment.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn a Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. In addition, you can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
“This course was very informative. The information provided was really thorough and exceeded that needed for the NABCEP Solar Heating [Associate] Exam.” – Rick Pourchot
Welcome – Orientation Materials
Module 1 – Fundamentals of Solar Hot Water Systems
Welcome to the most comprehensive solar thermal training for professionals! We’re excited to get going. First you will cover, History of the solar thermal industry, Outline of solar thermal markets, Fundamentals of solar thermal, and understanding the solar resource, including site assessment.