The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Credentialing Program announces a third public comment period for the draft IREC Standard 14732: 2012, General Requirements for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Certificate Programs.
The IREC Standards Committee has revised the standard based on feedback collected during the pilot for the ANSI-IREC Accreditation Program, which used the standard. The revised draft standard is available now for public review and additional comment. This new public comment period will close November 18, 2012.
The standard describes curriculum, administrative, personnel, facilities, and equipment requirements for certificate programs training the energy efficiency/weatherization and renewable energy workforce. Assessment to this new standard will provide third-party verification to students, funders, policymakers and others that certificate programs meet and document educational processes, specific energy content and requirements for design, delivery and assessment, which together result in issuance of a market-valued certificate.
IREC is working in partnership with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for joint accreditation to this new standard. Candidates who are successful in meeting the requirements are awarded ANSI-IREC accreditation.
Questions should be directed to the IREC Credentialing Program: firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 621-7379.
IREC has worked proactively to break down barriers to renewable energy use since 1982. Throughout its history, the organization has been instrumental in rulemaking for connecting distributed power to the utility grid, quality assessment, workforce development, consumer protection and stakeholder coordination. Through its Credentialing Program, IREC develops standards and offers credentials for training providers in renewable energy, energy efficiency and weatherization.