The following are key documents that you will need to apply for and maintain the IREC credential.

Candidate Handbook & Guidance Docs

IREC Candidate Handbook Cover 231x300thumbIREC Candidate Handbook The Candidate Handbook is provided as a reference to the candidate as they prepare for and undergo the IREC assessment process and maintain their credential.

IREC Credentialing Code of Ethics

Ethics Representations and Agreement

IREC Basic Guidelines for Training CurriculumIREC Basic Guidelines for Training Curriculum The Basic Guidelines provide an overview of what a curriculum is and what elements constitute a good curriculum. It is written to be a resource for candidates who are submitting curriculum as part of an application to meet requirements defined in the IREC Standard.

IREC JTA GuidanceJob Task Analysis Guidance Document Provides guidance for conformity with IREC’s accreditation standards; in particular, to assist applicant organizations in developing and/or selecting a job task analysis (JTA) from which to form the basis of their curriculum or syllabus.

All About Assessments

All About Assessments: Guidance for Applicants for the IREC Credential This document is intended to give training providers guidance for their assessment of students, and help them meet relevant requirements of IREC Standard 01023:2013 for the accreditation of clean energy technology training.


In our role as an ANSI-accredited standards developer, IREC develops and maintains the standards upon which our credentialing programs are based.

IREC Standard 01023:2019IREC Standard 01023:2019 General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Technology Training.

IREC Standard 01024:2013IREC Standard 01024:2013 General Requirements for the Certification of Clean Energy Technology Instructors and Master Trainers.

14732_COVERANSI/IREC Standard 14732-2014 General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Certificate Programs is an American National Standard which describes best practices for certificate programs in the clean energy fields. It outlines requirements for issuing a market-valued certificate by examining linkage to industry and correlation between curriculum and a current, valid Job Task Analysis.

Application Forms

You will file your application for an IREC credential online in IREC Direct. The documents below are for reference only.

Application for IREC Training Provider Accreditation This application walks a candidate through the process of developing the documentation required to apply for IREC Training Provider Accreditation.

Application for IREC Instructor and Master Trainer CertificationApplication for IREC Instructor and Master Trainer Certification This application walks a candidate through the  process of developing the documentation required to apply for IREC Instructor and Master Trainer Certification.

IREC Certificate Program 14732Application for IREC  Certificate Program Accreditation This application walks a candidate through the process of developing the documentation required to apply for IREC Certificate Program Accreditation.

Job Task Analyses

The following are IREC-accepted Job Task Analyses (JTAs). A JTA is a formal, industry-accepted study, validated by a group of subject-matter experts that defines competencies in knowledge, skills, and attitudes as the basis for education/training curricula.

Energy Efficiency Job Task Analyses

Energy Auditor, a residential energy efficiency professional who evaluates the energy efficiency, health, and safety of a home, and conducts field measurements to identify areas for savings. The Energy Auditor produces this information as a report and makes recommendations to the customer.

Crew Leader, a residential energy efficiency professional who is responsible for supervising the retrofitting activities specified in the scope of work.

Quality Control Inspector, a residential energy efficiency professional who ensures the completion, appropriateness, and quality of energy upgrade work by conducting a methodological audit/inspection of the building, performing safety and diagnostic tests, and observing the work.

Multifamily Quality Control Inspector, a building performance specialist who inspects installed energy conservation measures in multifamily buildings by observing and measuring building systems and components and analyzing building performance data to verify that project requirements are met.)

Multifamily Building Operator, a multifamily building operator who efficiently operates and maintains building systems, addresses tenant concerns, improves building performance, and complies with regulations to support a comfortable, healthy, and safe living environment.

Multifamily Energy Auditor, a building science and energy efficiency specialist who assesses multifamily building systems, and collects and analyzes energy use and building performance data, to develop a plan for reducing operating costs, and enhancing building performance while increasing occupant quality of life.)

Renewable Energy Job Task Analyses

NABCEP PV Installation Professional, for individuals who perform responsible decision making roles with respect to the design, installation and commissioning of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.

NABCEP Solar Heating Installer, for individuals who install solar water and pool heating systems on buildings.

NABCEP PV Technical Sales, a solar electric professional with demonstrated expertise in the siting, design, analysis and performance of PV systems who gathers site specific information, analyzes customer needs and energy usage to advise and provide customers with the most appropriate solution.

NABCEP PV Specialist: Design Specialist, Installer, and Commissioning and Maintenance, for PV Specialists who perform decision making roles with respect to the design, installation and commissioning & maintenance of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.

NABCEP PV Associate, for entry-level workers who have apply knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation & maintenance of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.


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