RISE™ announces Certified Solar Roofing Professionals™
Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc. has announced its newest Certified Solar Roofing Professionals (CSRPs™). The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install roof-mounted PV systems.
RISE's board of directors has conferred the designation of CSRP on the following individuals for meeting established eligibility criteria, passing a challenging examination and agreeing to develop themselves professionally to remain current with changes in the field. The CSRP designation applies only to the individuals named; companies are not certified. The following CSRPs successfully passed a rigorous exam Sept. 18 to obtain certification:
Dane Bechtholdt, estimator for Douglass Colony Group Inc., Commerce City, Colo.
Kate Bechtholdt, solar division manager for Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City
Gabriel Chong, special projects manager for Sunetric, Honolulu
Thomas Furey, president of Furey Roofing & Construction Co. Inc., Providence, R.I.
Tony Huggins, environmental and energy solutions manager for Schwickerts Tecta America, Mankato, Minn.
Joe Idacavage, president of Accredited Solar, Emerald Isle, N.C.
Ben Kogus, solar business manager for GAF, Wayne, N.J.
Dean Secchiaroli, regional manager for Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corp., Boston
Jonathan Shick, building technologist for Allana Buick & Bers Inc., Honolulu
Clinton A. Sockman, vice president of renewable energy for Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Brian Watson, western division sales manager for Champion Domestic Energies LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
The next CSRP exam will be held Feb. 7, 2013; the application deadline is Jan. 7, 2013. For more information about RISE and the CSRP designation, visit www.riseprofessional.org or contact John Schehl, executive director of RISE, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7503 or email@example.com.
RISE was created by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and NRCA to provide a means of evaluating and certifying solar roofing professionals 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.
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