IREC ISPQ Credentialing Program


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IREC's ISPQ credentialing program accredits renewable energy and energy efficiency training programs and certifies instructors.

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IREC ISPQ Credentialing Program

  1. 1. The IREC ISPQ Credentialing ProgramSupporting effective workforce development Pat Fox, Director of Operations Interstate Renewable Energy Council September 2011
  2. 2. It’s all about quality
  3. 3. Best  prac:ces  for  states,  municipali:es,  u:li:es  Easier,  more  affordable  connec:on  to  the  grid   Uniform  Guidelines  &  Standards   Non  Profit   Since 1982, IREC has worked with industry, government, educators, and other stakeholders to ensure that the broader use of renewable energy is possible, safe, affordable and practical. 1982   Quality  Assessment  
  4. 4. Current Awardees •  PV •  Solar Thermal •  Small WindLetters of Intent •  PV •  Solar Thermal •  Small Wind •  Energy Efficiency/Weatherization
  5. 5. Components, Benefits, & Outcomes Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project The Components Guidelines for Effective Training Outlines what workers should know and be capable of after training The Deliverables Accreditation process for training centers and curriculum The Benefits Workers, consumers, and employers benefit from strong training that produces highly skilled professionals The Outcome Highly-skilled workforce servicing a growing home energy market
  6. 6. ISPQ International Standard01022 Workplace Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Safety, codes, Facilities, tools, core safe practices competenciesEnergy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Training Programs
  7. 7. Application OUR GOAL -Maintenance Assessment Quality Training Award
  8. 8. Six Credentials Training Continuing Program Education Accreditation Accreditation Independent Affiliated Master Trainer Master Trainer Certification Certification Independent Affiliated Instructor Instructor Certification Certification
  9. 9. IREC reviews Application application for IREC NominatesLetter of Intent submission Assessor completenessDesk Assessment Start Desk Assessor Report Iteration Assessment confirmed Assessment Award Committee Onsite recommendation Review and Maintenance: Assessment Annual Reports submitted Decision
  10. 10. Curriculum aligns Quality Program withJob Task Analysis Sound Qualified Administration Instructors IREC ISPQ Robust Facilities Curriculum Tools & Equipment
  11. 11. IREC ISPQ Approved JTA’s
  12. 12. IREC ISPQ Approved JTA’s Energy Installer / Auditor Technician Solar PV Installer Thermal Quality Installer Crew Control Leader Inspector PV Small Wind Technical Installer Sales
  13. 13. The Value of IREC ISPQ:Training Providers Differentiate yourself in a competitive marketplace Provide third-party verification of your quality and constant improvement Join a community of dedicated educators
  14. 14. The Value of IREC ISPQ:Your Students Invest training dollars in a program that has undergone rigorous third-party assessment Gain confidence that you have the right equipment and safety practices Know they are learning the right knowledge to be successful on the job Provide evidence to potential employers as to the quality of their training
  15. 15. Quality training is the foundation of the successful development of the workforceA well-trained workforce with the skills to perform competently on the job: Protects the consumer Protects our investment Sets the stage for achieving real results
  16. 16. Resources
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  18. 18. IREC ISPQ CandidateHandbook•  Guides the Candidate through the process•  Prime resource throughout the Candidate / Awardee lifecycle•  Candidate Handbook + IREC ISPQ Standard = required reading
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  20. 20. Pat IREC ISPQ (518) 621-7379