Where to Go for Quality Renewable and Energy Efficiency Education. Twelve Schools Recognized

renewable energy training and educationWhere to Go for Quality Renewable and Energy Efficiency Education

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced today that 12 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 .


The IREC Credentialing Program assesses curriculum, quality systems, resources and personnel across a broad range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and weatherization training programs. This process leads to defined workplace knowledge and skills, and ensures the legitimacy of what is being taught and by whom. An IREC credential sends a signal to students, potential employers and other industry stakeholders that an , industry-validated standard for quality training has been met.

The trainers and organizations listed below have successfully completed IREC’s rigorous assessment process and demonstrated their commitment to educating students to the highest standards in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry.


 


Training Program Accreditation

Accredited training programs provide evidence that graduates achieve the necessary knowledge and skills to perform successfully on the job. These programs teach all tasks and subtasks defined for a job through a Job Task Analysis.

Pulaski Technical College | AR
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Weatherization Energy Auditor
Crew Leader Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Weatherization Crew Leader
Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Weatherization Quality Assurance Inspector


FSL Southwest Building Science Training Center | AZ
Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis:
Energy 101
Pressure Diagnostics 101
Thermal Performance 101
Residential Energy App 101
OSHA 10
EPA Lead Renovator
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis:
Energy 102
Pressure Diagnostics 102
Comprehensive Health & Safety
Calculating Savings to Investment Ratios for Residential Energy Analysis/REM Design
HVAC 101
Energy Efficiency Work Specifications
BPI Manufactured Housing
BPI Building Analyst


Los Angeles Trade-Technical College | CA
Photovoltaic Installer Job Task Analysis:
ECONMT 105 – Solar Fundamentals
ECONMT 205 – Solar Energy Installation & Maintenance Principles & Practices
Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis:
BLDGTQ 007 – Weatherization & Practical Energy Efficiency Techniques
BLDGTQ 008 – Weatherization Energy Efficiency Practices
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis:
BLDGTQ 009 – Energy Auditor
BLDGTQ 012 – Energy Auditor Residential Practices


New River Center for Energy Research and Training | VA
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis:
Energy Auditor
Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Quality Control Inspector


Calhoun Community College | AL
Photovoltaic Installer Job Task Analysis:
REN 115 – PV System Principles and Design
REN 215 – PV Installation and Servicing Procedures
Solar Heating Installer Job Task Analysis:
REN 205 – Solar Thermal Principles


Indiana Community Action Association (INCAA) | IN
Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis:
Retrofit Installer-Shell
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis:
Energy Auditor
Crew Leader Job Task Analysis:
Crew Leader
Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis:
Final Inspector


NWACC-Weatherization Training Center | AR
Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Retrofit Installer Technician
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Weatherization Energy Auditor
Crew Leader Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Crew Leader
Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis (Provisional Accreditation):
Quality Control Inspector


Santa Fe Community College | NM
Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis:
RIT Step 1
RIT Step 2
RIT Step 3
LSWx
OSHA 10
Lead RRP
Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis:
EA Step 1
EA Step 2
EA Step 3
EA Step 4
EA Step 5
Lead RRP
OSHA 10
ASHRAE 62.2
LSWx
Crew Leader Job Task Analysis:
Crew Leader
RIT Step 1
RIT Step 2
RIT Step 3
OSHA 30
Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis:
EA Step 1
EA Step 2
QCI Step 1
ASHRAE 62.2
OSHA 10


Solar Energy International | CO
Photovoltaic Installer Job Task Analysis:
PVlO1: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)
PVOL1O1: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) ONLINE
PV202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct)
PVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct) ONLINE
PV203: Solar Electric Design (Battery-Based)
PVOL203: Solar Electric Design (Battery-Based)
PV203: PREP
PV201L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct)
PV301L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based)
PV351L: PV Systems- Tools and Techniques for Operation and Maintenance Lab Week (Grid-Direct)
FVOL101: Diseiio e Instalaci6n de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos (Conexion Directa a la Red) – EN LINEA


Continuing Education Provider Accreditation
Continuing Education Providers are institutions that offer short courses or workshops for the professional development of participants.

Rochester Institute of Technology | NY
Solar Photovoltaics
Small Wind Systems

Alternate Energy Technologies, LLC
Solar Thermal Fundamentals
Solar Thermal Installation
Solar Thermal Design
Solar Thermal Advanced Design
Solar Thermal Sales
Solar Thermal Business Development


Affiliated Master Trainer Certification
Jeremiah Jancik, Infinite Solar, Inc.| FL
5-Day Solar PV Entry Level Design and Installation

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