Why It Matters

A well-informed, highly skilled workforce entices companies to come to our state and create jobs for our citizens. Our training programs have helped individuals get the training and credentials they need to hit the ground running in this industry. We have also trained many of North Carolina’s collegiate instructors who, in turn, offer local training programs that are affordable and accessible to others in their communities.

The NABCEP Registered training program strives to provide comprehensive, high-quality classroom and hands-on learning in technology, policy and business topics to grow a sustainable and robust renewable energy and energy efficiency industry in North Carolina and beyond.



We offer online and in-person workshops and programs that range from short, certificate classes to our in-depth Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. These programs cover the technical and financial side of clean energy. We also work with educational institutions and companies directly to create training programs that are specific to their needs and schedules.

Whether you’re an industry pro or just starting out, we offer programs that range from short workshops to week-long courses. Gain in-depth training by taking the classes together as part of the Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. Classes are offered both virtually and in-person with experienced instructors. View upcoming course dates and register now.

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The Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series is a non-degree diploma from N.C. State University made up of a series of workshops that focus on various renewable technologies. Students select courses that match their interests. In order to earn the continuing education diploma from N.C. State University’s NCCETC, participants complete 120 contact hours to gain a comprehensive knowledge base.

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If you are interested in the policy, technology, and management aspects of renewable energy, the Certificate in Renewable Energy Management is a 40 + hour program that provides a solid foundation. Course modules instruct students on how existing renewable energy technologies work and how current policies and financial options impact project management. Learn how make informed decisions as a manager and businessperson in the renewable energy industry. 

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Whether you’re looking to improve your skills in the workplace or find a more fulfilling profession in clean energy, NCCETC’s self-paced courses can help you attain your goal. These online programs are a great resource for recent graduates, busy professionals, and military veterans. Online courses are self-paced. Many are available on-demand with open enrollment, so you can start right now!

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Need a specialized training program for your workplace? Our training team can develop a program tailored to the needs of your company, either through an online portal or live instruction. From readings to hands-on activities, we ensure that our content will efficiently and effectively train your staff.

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Registering for a bundled package is the best way to meet your NABCEP requirements and to earn your Renewable Energy Diploma. Not only are you assured of a spot in class, a package allows you to plan your professional development while saving you time and money.

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What is NABCEP? Do you offer any payment plans? Is this program right for me? Learn the answers to these questions and many more on our FAQ page!

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Enhance your skills or begin a career change with one of our training classes!  The Center offers several training opportunities for professional development and the highest level of continuing education in renewable energy technologies.  Get started today. 

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