Nearly 150 clean energy training organizations and trainers have set themselves apart by earning the coveted IREC Credential. The IREC Candidate Handbook and a one-on-one support program helps community colleges, instructors and other training organizations prepare for the IREC assessment process, AND helps current credential holders maintain their mark of quality.
You have extensive experience in the clean energy field and in the classroom. You’ve been at this a while, and want to demonstrate the depth and quality of your experience. You should stand out in the shrinking post-ARRA training market. You hold NABCEP, BPI, RESNET or another industry certification, but want to showcase the impact you make in educating the workforce of tomorrow. If this sounds like you, it is time to apply for IREC certification.
You offer high-quality training, and it is time you were recognized. Maintaining your high standards isn’t easy, but you have found it worth the effort. Similarly, meeting the IREC Standard for quality training is a rigorous process – both preparing for and undergoing the assessment. To help with this effort, IREC has new online tools to allow you to more efficiently use your time and prepare a more complete application.
Congratulations! You have successfully navigated and have been awarded IREC’s certification or accreditation. You have demonstrated the required knowledge, experience and integrity. Now how do you make this distinction work for you? You need to spread the word about your…
In November, the Credentialing Program finalized the transition to adopting two new IREC standards for training organizations and trainers. If you hold the IREC credential, you’ll need to demonstrate you meet the requirements of the new Standards in your next annual report.
Just a few weeks ago, I was on the exhibit floor of the Solar Power International Conference (SPI) in Chicago speaking to an assembled group about why IREC credentials matter to everyone involved in the clean energy industry. Here are a few of the thoughts I shared.
Twelve educational organizations and trainers nationwide have been recognized over the past quarter with the prestigious IREC credential, an internationally recognized mark of quality for education and training providers and instructors in renewable energy and energy efficiency.