IREC Credentialing Program Announces New Awardees


WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 13, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced today that ­­­eight organizations and trainers nationwide have been recognized in the past few months with the prestigious IREC ISPQ credential.

The IREC ISPQ Credentialing Program uses an international framework to assess content, quality, and resources across a broad range of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and weatherization training programs. This process leads to defined workplace knowledge and skills, and ensures the legitimacy of what is being taught and by whom. An IREC ISPQ credential sends a signal to students, potential employers and other industry stakeholders that a rigorous standard has been met.

The trainers and organizations listed below have stepped up to the IREC ISPQ challenge, successfully completing a rigorous assessment process for their administration, facilities, tools and hardware, personnel, safety practices and curriculum.

Affiliated Master Trainer Certification

Ed Eaton, Solar Energy International
PV101 – Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)
PV203 – Solar Electric Design (Battery-Based)
PV201L – Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct)

Affiliated Instructor Certification

E.H. Roy, Solar Energy International
PV101 – Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)
PV202 – Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct)

Jeff Tobe, Solar Energy International
PV101 – Solar Electric Design & Installation (Grid-Tied)
PVOL101 – Solar Electric Design & Installation (Grid-Tied) Online
PV201L – Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct)

Independent Master Trainer Certification

Sean White,
Photovoltaic Installer Job Task Analysis
Entry Level Solar PV Design and Installation Course

Continuing Education Provider Accreditation
Continuing Education Providers are institutions that offer short courses or workshops for the professional development of participants.

Interect Inc.
3 Day Introduction to Solar PV
Basic Fall Protection Training/Certification
Site Assessment Training

Florida Solar Energy Center
Installing Photovoltaic Systems

Training Program Accreditation
Accredited training programs provide evidence that graduates achieve the necessary knowledge and skills to perform successfully on the job. These programs teach all tasks and subtasks defined for a job through a Job Task Analysis.

New River Center for Energy Research and Training
Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis
Retrofit Installer Technician Course

Southface Energy Institute
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis
Building Performance Institute Building Analyst
Building Performance Institute Envelope Professional

Source: Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc.

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