Make ABCNM Your Educational Resource for Certification Renewal
ABCNM’s continuing education classes are accepted by the state towards meeting the renewal hours requirement for many journeyman certifications. Journeyman must complete 16 hours of continuing education prior to their 3-year renewal date.
EPA 608 Certification
EPA 608 Certification Classes are held regularly at the ABC Training Facility. Classes are taught by Dave Jensen from Epic Controls, LLC. The class requires self-study prior to the day of testing and involves a 2-hour refresher followed by 3 hours to complete the test for certification.
Plumbing Continuing Education
UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code) Update Classes are held regularly at the ABC Training Facility. Classes are taught by John J. Zarrella – Senior Mechanical Construction Manager with Bridgers & Paxton. The class is 8 hours and qualifies for continuing education credits required for renewal.
Mechanical Continuing Education
UMC (Uniform Mechanical Code) Update Classes are held regularly at the ABC Training Facility. Classes are taught by John J. Zarrella – Senior Mechanical Construction Manager with Bridgers & Paxton. The class is 8 hours and qualifies for continuing education credits required for renewal.
Medical Gas Installers Certification (& Re-Certification)
This 32-hour course (8-hour Re-Certification Course) is designed to take the seasoned plumber/fitter and teach them the information necessary to install medical gas and vacuum pipeline systems in human health care occupancies. This course is mandatory in over forty states prior to working on any medical gas or vacuum system. This class is taught by John Christiansen & John Zarrella of Southwest Medical Gas.
NCCER Solar Voltaic Course
Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics
Covers the basic concepts of PV systems and their components, along with general sizing and electrical/ mechanical design requirements. Provides an overview of performance analysis and troubleshooting. Successful completion will help prepare trainees for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Exam.
Explains how to determine customer needs, assess site-specific safety hazards, conduct a site survey, and identify a suitable location for the PV array and other system components. Also explains how to acquire and interpret site solar radiation and temperature data.
Describes system design considerations, including array configurations, component selection, and wire sizing. Covers bonding, grounding, and the selection of overcurrent protection and disconnects.
System Installation and Inspection
Explains how to use the information from the site assessment and system design documents to safely install a photovoltaic array and other system components.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Covers basic system performance monitoring and troubleshooting procedures, including record-keeping requirements.
NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification
The PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PVIP Board Certification validates your competence to perform in the role of PV Installation Professional, which encompasses PV design, installation, operations, commissioning, and maintenance.