The IREC Credentialing Program has released a new version of the IREC Candidate Handbook. In addition to content updates, the new Candidate Handbook also features a new format designed to contribute to ease of use and readability.
Earlier this summer, LATTC received IREC’s Training Provider accreditation for its PV and energy efficiency training programs. They were commended for the assessment system developed for their energy efficiency courses which uses rubrics for their instructors to assess all of the job task analysis (JTA) skills and knowledge that they adopted for use in their PV program.
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced today that eight training organizations and individual instructors in clean energy were recently awarded the prestigious IREC Credential.
The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the availability of four multifamily Job Task Analyses (JTAs) for the home energy upgrade industry.
The industry-value of the IREC Credential is indisputable. It is a hard-earned, distinguished mark of quality and the commitment to continuously improve. But the process of earning that mark of excellence – the organizational value of applying for the credential – is frequently overlooked.
A group of well-established, nationally accredited credentialing organizations announced the formation of a unique Clean Energy Credentialing Coalition (CECC) to demonstrate and promote the collective importance of third-party quality assessment, and the value it brings to building strong and competent renewable energy and energy efficiency markets.
Carla Maxwell, program development manager for Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI), was a member of IREC’s Credentialing Program Standard 01022 Working Group, which was charged with the formidable task of revising the Standard, breaking it up into two new Standards. Carla was kind enough to sit with IREC and talk about the process the Working Group went through to come up with two new standards. Here’s that conversation.
For the past year, a diverse group of national subject matter experts painstakingly pored over the standard, always mindful of the balance of keeping current with the industry and increasing the value of credentials based on the standards.
IREC’s two new standards for the credentialing of clean energy trainers and training organizations is exemplary of the not-for-profit’s commitment to lead the nation’s building of a well-trained, high-quality clean energy workforce.
What does this mean to you as a credential holder? What will the impact of the new Program rollout really be? Credential holders can ensure a smooth transition this fall by following these five tips.