Credentialing News

Applause! 48 IREC Credentials Awarded to Institutions & Instructors for High Quality Clean Energy Training

By Anna Sullivan, Credentialing Services Manager 2016 was eventful on many fronts. For IREC, this included the award of 48 new credentials to high quality clean energy training providers and instructors across the country. These institutions and individuals stepped up

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Become Solar Smart(er) with PV Training Online

Originally published in IAEI magazine online 11/4/16  by Ruth Fein Revell Where were you when _____? Most of us know exactly where we were, who we were with, and what our first thoughts were as major events of our lifetime

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IREC and National Apartment Assn Develop Micro-Credential for Energy Efficiency

About two years ago, IREC began exploring micro-credentials as a means to supplement and, in some cases, provide an alternative to full-scope clean energy certification schemes. Through intensive discussion and research with stakeholders and credentialing partners since then, IREC has

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Have You Heard: Solar Training for Fire Fighters

Recently, IREC’s Laure-Jeanne Davignon and Fire Captain Matthew Paiss, San Jose FD (IAFF Local 230) spoke with Solar Wakeup’s Frank Andorka about Solar PV Safety for Fire Fighters for the United States of Solar podcast series.

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IREC’s New Dynamic Digital Credentials: A Game Changer for Instructors and Employers

Trainers need a way to express their professional qualifications in today’s digital world. Digital badges and credentials are used worldwide to show validated accomplishments. IREC recently created a new application for this technology, launching a digital credentialing initiative for our certified clean energy instructors and master trainers.

Thinking About a Career in Solar? Let These Videos Help

The new solar career map includes a video series – five short videos incorporating interviews with 18 solar professionals about what they see and do and teach in the industry, organized around five key themes.

IREC Awarded New Funding to Advance Digital Credentials

IREC proudly announces funding to design and advance a “digital mark” for its existing IREC credentials, to help employers efficiently identify and understand the value of each credential and what knowledge, skills and abilities it validates.

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New Candidate Handbook Released

The latest version of the IREC Candidate Handbook is out. Updates include eligibility, recertification and the new online system for current credential holders, IREC Direct.

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Solar Instructor Community of Practice: A New Interactive Model

How can solar instructors openly share best practices and engage in ongoing conversations aimed at making solar training and instruction the best it can be? Tim Wilhelm, professor and program coordinator Electrical Technology, Renewable Energy Program at Kankakee Community College (KCC), proposed the concept to the National Science Foundation, resulting in an NSF grant to develop the solar instructor of community practice.

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New! An Easier Way to Manage your IREC Credentials

Say hello to IREC Direct (powered by Salesforce), designed to offer more intuitive and reliable functionality for you to track and maintain your IREC credentials.

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