Solar training and credentialing is the feature story in the September/October 2009 issue of Solar Today.
IREC’s Jane Weissman’s article, Credentialing: What’s in a Name? A Lot helps clarify the myriad terms used when discussing credentialing programs, like certificate, certification, accreditation, licensing.
In How to build and teach a great solar training program, Dr. Barbara Martin reveals the necessary strategies for a successful solar training program, using analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation (ADDIE). Using the ADDIE model, eight key issues are highlighted that demonstrate how a professional educator would approach course design.
Jim Dunlop, solar consultant and author of the popular textbook, Photovoltaic Systems, talks about the qualified solar installer.
You can read the issue online.