The IREC ISPQ Credentialing Program has been actively recruiting assessors, and those efforts are paying off. Since November 2011, dozens of applications have been submitted, and seven new assessors are now trainees, bringing to 17 the total number of assessors in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Assessors play a key role in ensuring the quality and accuracy of the IREC ISPQ evaluation process. Through a practice of thorough review, they ensure that applicants for accreditation or certification meet all of the requirements of the IREC ISPQ Standard 01022:2011. Assessors work with candidates through an ongoing exchange to assess their application, in certain cases traveling to applicant locations to perform on-site assessments. IREC ISPQ Registered Assessors must have experience in renewable energy or the efficiency/weatherization fields, and demonstrated organizational and evaluation skills. According to IREC ISPQ’s Pat Fox, assessor training includes both self-paced modules as well as interactive online meetings and each new assessor is paired with a mentor for their first assignment.
Interested? Visit the IREC website for more information, or to complete an application. Electronic applications are encouraged. Contact Kristen Ferguson for details.