IREC develops consensus-based standards to promote best practices and provide a benchmark for effective and safe workforce training practices in clean energy technology fields. In 2013, IREC was accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as standards developing organization, which indicates that IREC’s operating procedures for documenting consensus have been approved by ANSI.
The development and use of national, industry validated standards leads to higher quality training, a stronger workforce and safeguards for consumers.
Learn more about IREC standards for clean energy technology training.
IREC Standard 01023:2013. General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Technology Training identifies requirements for the quality systems, resources, personnel, and curriculum by which job-related training in clean energy technologies and practices may be accredited.
IREC Standard 01024:2013. General Requirements for the Certification of Clean Energy Technology Instructors and Master Trainers establishes requirements for the instructional and professional field experience, subject-matter expertise and instructional quality by which instructors and master trainers who conduct training in clean energy technologies and practices may become certified.
IREC Standard 14732:2013. General Requirements for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Certificate Programs.
For the accreditation of certificate programs that develop and administer credit or non-credit energy efficiency and renewable energy related programs offered in formal educational institutions and other legal entities.
IREC’s Job Task Analysis Guidance Document provides guidance for conformity with IREC Standard 14732:2013, General Requirements for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Certificate Programs (Standard 14732); in particular, to assist certificate-awarding entities in developing and/or selecting a job task analysis (JTA) from which to form the basis of their curriculum or syllabus.
IREC Standards Committee
The Standards Committee is charged with overseeing the work of standards development.
HeatSpring Learning Institute
Richard Knaub, Ph.D. (CHAIR)
National Renewable Energy Lab
National Sustainable Structures Center/PA College of Technology
Renewable Energy Associates/Lane CC
Harold C. Ohde
Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust, IBEW #134
U.S. Department of Energy
Paul H. Raymer
Heyoka Solutions, LLC
Sydney G. Roberts, Ph.D.
Southface Energy Institute