Master Trainers and Instructors: Continuing Education and Experience

by Laure-Jeanne Davignon
May 8, 2012 

Did you know that IREC ISPQ Certified Instructors and Master Trainers are required to document attendance at least 12 contact hours of Continuing Education or Instructor Training over your five-year award period? The requirements further stipulate specific continuing education in the following categories:

  • Pedagogy, Instructional Methods, at least 2 contact hours;
  • Renewable energy, energy efficiency, distributed generation specialty courses, at least 6 contact hours; and
  • Safety or codes, at least 1 contact hour.

When your five-year award expires, there are requirements you must meet for recertification. You must demonstrate that you have actively taught courses relevant to your specialty during the five years. You must document the number of students you have instructed, and the student hours spent in the classroom or directly preparing course materials. You must also document training-related work such as curriculum preparation or textbook writing.  You can find details about these requirements on the IREC ISPQ site at these links:


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