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Clean Energy Training for Cook County Residents


Choose from the MREA's course catalog to find a course that you want to enroll in. There are courses from working with electricity to off-grid  PV system design. Alternatively, enroll for the PV Associate Core Course Package. Read on for  further details about the PV Associate course package. 


This is a first-level achievement that demonstrates your knowledge of fundamental principles of design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic energy systems.


North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners


After approval and registeration with CCLEP, pay for the course in full, and CCLEP will immediately reimburse you for 50% of the course costs. Upon course completion, CCLEP will reimburse you for the remainder of the course cost. If specific needs are required, contact us & we will work with you.

NABCEP PV Associate Solar Training

Who is this training for?

     This training/credential is intended for those seeking employment in the solar industry. This credential is ideal for high school students, students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their solar career, professionals who have just begun to offer solar products or services as part of their business, or those who are seeking a job in the renewable energy sector. There are incredible new career options in the solar industry, which is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Dive into some details about the courses for the PV Associate Pathway training with MREA by clicking the link below. If you are curious and have questions, we want to hear from you!



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To earn your NABCEP PV Associate Credential through the MREA, you will be required to complete a minimum of three courses that are available online any time or through the in person Solar Training Academy in Custer, Wisconsin in September. 

Once you have successfully completed these three courses, you are eligible to take the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. This exam is available year-round as a computer-based test both in your home or at a Scantron-approved testing facility (CCHE in Grand Marais).

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