RISE™ Now Accepting Application for February CSRP™ Exam


Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) is accepting applications for its next Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) exam, which will be held Feb. 26, 2015.

The exam will be scheduled at a testing center within 150 miles of a candidate’s home, and will also be offered at the 2015 International Roofing Expo® and NRCA’s 128th Annual Convention in New Orleans.

The CSRP credential benefits roofing professionals by demanding a higher standard for all rooftop solar installations. It provides a distinguished nationally recognized professional credential that can enhance a career, as well as satisfy consumers by protecting their roofing and solar investments. The CSRP credential differentiates between those who understand how to integrate solar systems to roofs safely and effectively from those who simply understand photovoltaic systems.

Earlier this year, RISE announced a new eligibility track for the CSRP, which will enable a greater number of solar roofing professionals to qualify for this certification.

This new track allows those who have three years’ experience, involvement in a minimum of five projects installing commercial and residential roof-mounted PV systems, and 40 hours of recognized education and training eligibility to sit for the CSRP exam.

In the past, RISE had identified three eligibility tracks to qualify to take the exam. Candidates were required to demonstrate they meet at least one of these tracks.

The new track has been added to the list of the previous three minimum entry tracks, which are:

  • Three years’ experience installing roof systems as a roofing contractor or employee of a roofing contractor in addition to completing 40 hours of recognized education or training
  • Three years’ experience providing technical roof system consulting services that include a minimum of five installed roof system projects in addition to completing 40 hours of recognized training programs
  • Two- or four-year construction-related degree from a college of university accredited by an accrediting agency or state-approved agency recognize by the U.S. secretary of education or training

The application deadline to take the Feb. 26, 2015, exam is Jan 29, 2015. For more information about RISE and CSRP, visit http://www.riseprofessional.org.

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