By Anna Sullivan, Credentialing Services Manager
2016 was eventful on many fronts. For IREC, this included the award of 48 new credentials to high quality clean energy training providers and instructors across the country. These institutions and individuals stepped up to the plate to benchmark their quality and expertise against IREC’s rigorous accreditation and instructor certification standards, and we are delighted to welcome them into our distinguished cohort of IREC credential holders.
“IREC applauds these new credential holders for their commitment to high quality training and continuous improvement,” said Laure-Jeanne Davignon, director of IREC Workforce and Credentialing. “Their successful pursuit of the IREC credential puts them in the ranks of the most outstanding training providers who lead our growing clean energy industry.”
IREC credential holders provide training and education that is aligned with employer needs, so graduates are assured they are gaining knowledge and skills that are valued in the marketplace. Built on a strong foundation of industry-vetted standards, the IREC credential is a trusted source of quality for employers, students, consumers and other stakeholders.
For 35 years, IREC has led national efforts to make clean energy accessible and affordable for more Americans through regulatory efforts and broad workforce development initiatives, including the IREC Credentialing Program. Regarded as an independent thought leader, IREC is spearheading exciting new initiatives to support training, micro-credentialing and other professional development opportunities for workers and employers in clean energy and allied professions. IREC is an ANSI-accredited American National Standards Developer.
The training providers below enter into the IREC network of credential holders after successfully completing a rigorous assessment process for their curriculum, administration, facilities, tools and hardware, personnel, and safety practices. Instructors and Master Trainers have been successfully evaluated on the basis of their teaching and technical experience, as well as their teaching practices and commitments to quality, safety and continuous improvement.
2016 IREC Certified Instructors
Scott Buffett, Plattsburgh, NY. PV Installation Professional
Steve Dillehay, Athens, OH. Retrofit Installer Technician and Crew Leader
Leigh Kelley, Athens, OH. Energy Auditor
Jamie Marshall, Athens, OH. Retrofit Installer Technician and Crew Leader
Kevin McCoy, Athens, OH. Quality Control Inspector, Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader
Scott Sousa, Bohemia, NY. PV Installation Professional
2016 IREC Certified Master Trainers
Bradley Burkhartzmeyer, Tacoma, WA. PV Installation Professional
Steve Dillehay, Athens, OH. Quality Control Inspector and Energy Auditor
Craig Edwards, Schnecksville, PA. PV Installation Professional
James Hall, Athens, OH. Quality Control Inspector, Energy Auditor, Crew Leader and Retrofit Installer Technician
Janet Hughes, Albuquerque, NM. PV Installation Professional
John Kane, Atlanta, GA. Crew Leader, Quality Control Inspector, and Retrofit Installer Technician
Leigh Kelley, Athens, OH. Quality Control Inspector
Christopher LaForge, Port Wing, WI. PV Installation Professional
Kelly Larson, Ukiah, CA. PV Installation Professional
Jamie Marshall, Athens, OH. Quality Control Inspector and Energy Auditor
Kelly Provence, Dahlonega, GA. PV Installation Professional
Kenneth Thames, Denver, CO. PV Installation Professional
Carol Weis, Mount Vernon, WA. PV Installation Professional
2016 IREC Accredited Certificate Programs
Help students achieve the necessary knowledge and skills to perform specific skills in demand by industry. These providers teach segments or all tasks defined for a job through a Job Task Analysis (JTA).
NMESA at Santa Fe Community College, Multifamily Quality Control Inspector
2016 IREC Accredited Training Providers
Offer programs that help students achieve the necessary knowledge and skills to perform successfully on the job. These providers teach all tasks and subtasks defined for a job through an IREC-accepted Job Task Analysis.
Southern Maine Community College, PV Installation Professional JTA
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC), Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer Technician, and Crew Leader JTAs
Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies, Energy Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, Retrofit Installer Technician, and Crew Leader JTAs
Solar Living Institute (S.L.I.), PV Installation Professional JTA
Residential Energy Efficiency – Training Initiatives, Crew Leader and Retrofit Installer Technician JTAs
The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College for CUNY, PV Installation Professional JTA
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD), Crew Leader, Energy Auditor, and Retrofit Installer Technician JTAs
State of Utah, Quality Control Inspector JTA