The following are key documents that you will need to apply for and maintain the IREC credential.
IREC Basic Guidelines for Training Curriculum The Basic Guidelines provide an overview of what a curriculum is and what elements constitute a good curriculum. It is written to be a resource for candidates who are submitting curriculum as part of an application to meet requirements defined in the IREC Standard.
Job Task Analysis Guidance Document Provides guidance for conformity with IREC’s accreditation standards; in particular, to assist applicant organizations in developing and/or selecting a job task analysis (JTA) from which to form the basis of their curriculum or syllabus.
All About Assessments: Guidance for Applicants for the IREC Credential This document is intended to give training providers guidance for their assessment of students, and help them meet relevant requirements of IREC Standard 01023:2013 for the accreditation of clean energy technology training.
IREC Standard 01023:2013 General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Technology Training.
IREC Standard 01024:2013 General Requirements for the Certification of Clean Energy Technology Instructors and Master Trainers.
ANSI/IREC Standard 14732-2014 General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Certificate Programs is an American National Standard which describes best practices for certificate programs in the clean energy fields. It outlines requirements for issuing a market-valued certificate by examining linkage to industry and correlation between curriculum and a current, valid Job Task Analysis.
Application for IREC Training Provider Accreditation This application walks a candidate through the process of developing the documentation required to apply for IREC Training Provider Accreditation.
Application for IREC Instructor and Master Trainer Certification This application walks a candidate through the process of developing the documentation required to apply for IREC Instructor and Master Trainer Certification.
Continuing Education Provider Accreditation: The IREC Credentialing Program is no longer accepting applications for IREC Continuing Education Provider Accreditation. You may still review the IREC Continuing Education Annual Report Form. Accredited Continuing Education Providers must continue to demonstrate conformance to IREC Standard 01022:2011.
Energy Efficiency Job Task Analyses
Energy Auditor, a residential energy efficiency professional who evaluates the energy efficiency, health, and safety of a home, and conducts field measurements to identify areas for savings. The Energy Auditor produces this information as a report and makes recommendations to the customer.
Retrofit Installer Technician, a residential energy efficiency professional who installs energy efficiency upgrades in single-family homes, and small multi-family housing (2-4 units). This document is intended to include all of the tasks a Retrofit Installer Technician may perform, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to do these tasks.
Crew Leader, a residential energy efficiency professional who is responsible for supervising the retrofitting activities specified in the scope of work.
Quality Control Inspector, a residential energy efficiency professional who ensures the completion, appropriateness, and quality of energy upgrade work by conducting a methodological audit/inspection of the building, performing safety and diagnostic tests, and observing the work.
Multifamily Quality Control Inspector describes the JTA development process, provides a summary of the JTA validation study and an analysis of the study data, and contains a content outline and “developing a curriculum” (DACUM) chart for multifamily quality control inspectors.
Multifamily Building Operator describes the JTA development process, provides a summary of the JTA validation study and an analysis of the study data, and contains a content outline and “developing a curriculum” (DACUM) chart for multifamily building operators.
Multifamily Energy Auditor describes the JTA development process, provides a summary of the JTA validation study and an analysis of the study data, and contains a content outline and “developing a curriculum” DACUM chart for multifamily energy auditors.
Multifamily Retrofit Project Manager describes the JTA development process, provides a summary of the JTA validation study and an analysis of the study data, and contains a content outline and “developing a curriculum” (DACUM) chart for multifamily retrofit project managers.
Commercial Building Energy Analysis Skill Profile describes the knowledge, skills and abilities individuals need to successfully conduct energy audits of commercial buildings, building systems, or process systems, analyze designs for cost effective energy performance and conduct investment-grade audits of buildings or systems.
Renewable Energy Job Task Analyses
NABCEP PV Installation Professional, for individuals who perform responsible decision making roles with respect to the design, installation and commissioning of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.
NABCEP Solar Heating Installer, for individuals who install solar water and pool heating systems on buildings.
NABCEP PV Technical Sales, a solar electric professional with demonstrated expertise in the siting, design, analysis and performance of PV systems who gathers site specific information, analyzes customer needs and energy usage to advise and provide customers with the most appropriate solution.
NABCEP Small Wind for practitioners who perform wind site assessments, and who specify, install and maintain wind energy systems and equipment.
RISE Certified Solar Roofing Professional outlines essential knowledge, skills and abilities to coordinate and supervise the installation of a roof-mounted PV system that complies with applicable codes, standards and regulatory requirements, and meets the customer’s needs.