The following are key documents that you will need to apply for and maintain the IREC credential.

Candidate Handbook & Guidance Docs

IREC Candidate Handbook October 2013 IREC Candidate Handbook The Candidate Handbook is provided as a reference to the candidate as they prepare for and undergo the IREC assessment process and maintain their credential.


IREC Credentialing Code of Ethics


IREC Basic Guidelines for Training CurriculumIREC 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.


IREC JTA Guidance Cover LOW (2)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.

 

 


Standards

In our role as an ANSI-accredited standards developer, IREC develops and maintains the standards upon which our credentialing programs are based.

IREC Standard 01023:2013IREC Standard 01023:2013 General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Technology Training.


IREC Standard 01024:2013IREC Standard 01024:2013 General Requirements for the Certification of Clean Energy Technology Instructors and Master Trainers.


Application Forms

NEW! You can now complete your application for an IREC credential online. The documents below are for reference only.

Application for IREC Training Provider Accreditation_August 2014 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. Current credential holders should review the IREC Accredited Training Provider Annual Report Form.


Application for IREC Instructor and Master Trainer CertificationApplication 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. Current credential holders should review the IREC Certified Instructor and Master Trainer Annual Report Form.



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.


Job Task Analyses

The following are IREC-accepted Job Task Analyses (JTAs). A JTA is a formal, industry-accepted study, validated by a group of subject-matter experts that defines competencies in knowledge, skills, and attitudes as the basis for education/training curricula.


Energy Efficiency Job Task Analyses

NREL Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis 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.


Renewable Energy Job Task Analyses

NABCEP PV Installation ProfessionalNABCEP 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 job task analysisNABCEP Solar Heating Installer, for individuals who install solar water and pool heating systems on buildings.

NABCEP PV tech sales resource guideNABCEP 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.

 

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