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Industry Credentials

Preparing to earn industry-recognized credentials is a principal goal of Skyline College’s Energy Systems Technology Management program. Students who receive an ESTM degree or certificate will be prepared with basic and advanced competencies that highlight valuable skills for prospective employers. The credentials below are just a few of the credentials Skyline College students may choose to seek after graduation. Please note that graduating from Skyline College’s ESTM program does not guarantee any of the below credentials.


The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers solar certificates and certifications for PV installation, solar sales, solar thermal, and small wind. The entry-level certificate provides new entrants to the field and experienced workers from other fields the opportunity to transition into solar-related roles in construction and energy sectors. Advanced certifications in PV Technical Solar Sales and PV Installer require professional experience in the field for eligibility.

Workers interested in entering energy and construction industries will find NABCEP valuable. People working as PV installers, crew leads, project and program managers, general and specialty contractors, roofers, and tradespeople will find NABCEP a valuable addition to their skills and certifications. See our Jobs page for examples of a few of these occupations.



National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is a national industry association that provides certification for remodeling contractors, among other member services. Skyline College's ESTM courses are approved for Continuing Education Units through NARI. Please check with program lead, Bruce Greenstein for more information.



International Association for Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is the industry association for commercial and residential building inspectors. Skyline College's ESTM courses are approved for member's of InterNACHI to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) that are required for membership. Please check with program lead, Bruce Greenstein for more information.