|For Immediate Release||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: March 31, 2014||(847) 493-7548|
RISE™ Announces an Additional CSRP™ Eligibility Track, Making More Solar Roofing Professionals Eligible for Certification
Rosemont, Ill. Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) has announced a new eligibility track for its Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) designation, which will enable a greater number of solar roofing professionals to qualify for this certification.
The new eligibility track allows those who have three years' experience, involvement in a minimum of five projects installing commercial and residential roof-mounted PV systems, and 40 hours of recognized education and training eligibility to sit for the CSRP exam.
In the past, RISE had identified three eligibility tracks to qualify to take the exam. Candidates were required to demonstrate they meet at least one of these tracks.
The new track has been added to the list of the previous three minimum entry tracks, which are:
RISE and the CSRP credential benefit roofing professionals by demanding a higher standard for all rooftop solar installations by providing a distinguished, nationally recognized professional credential that can enhance a career, satisfying consumers by protecting their roofing and solar investments, increasing the number of successful rooftop solar installations, providing the public with tools to identify skilled rooftop solar energy professionals, promoting a healthier roofing industry by differentiating between those who understand how to integrate those systems with the roof safely and effectively from those who simply understand PV systems, and ensuring roof-mounted PV systems work is overseen by individuals who are knowledgeable and experienced in roofing and PV system technologies, safety and construction processes.
RISE was created by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and the National Roofing Contractors Association to provide a means of evaluating and certifying solar roofing professional to support the widespread use of rooftop solar energy. RISE evaluates and certifies solar energy installers for knowledge about critical roof system construction and maintenance practices necessary to support successful rooftop solar energy installations based on principles regarding the installation and maintenance of rooftop solar energy systems without adversely affecting roof system performance and service life. RISE also provides the public with tools to identify skilled rooftop solar energy professionals.