Shawn O'Brien, President & CEO of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), shares his insights on how to prove the value of your certification program to employers, professionals, and consumers.
Shawn has more than 15 years of experience leading certification boards. He has served as President and CE of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) since 2016. Prior to NABCEP, Shawn was the Chief Operating Officer for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Prior to NBCC, Shawn held executive leadership positions at the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE).
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established and widely recognized certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP offers certifications and credentials for skilled professionals, specialists and those new to working in the areas of photovoltaics, solar heating, and small wind technologies. The first NABCEP Solar PV Installer certification exam (now called PV Installation Professional) was administered in 2003. Since then, NABCEP has launched and maintained 8 Board Certification Programs and 3 Associate credentials.