HEP QCI Training Now IREC Accredited

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:08

We are excited to announce that our HEP Quality Control Inspector training has been approved and accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)! After a 7-month application and review process, IREC awarded accreditation on May 14, 2015. This marks Everblue’s 4th honor from IREC, with our other accredited courses being HEP Energy Auditor, Solar PV Installer, and Solar Sales Professional.

Our IREC accreditation for HEP Quality Control Inspector is especially meaningful because it ties into the U.S. Department of Energy’s requirement that Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) agencies seek training from an IREC-accredited provider. Although we’ve offered other IREC-accredited training courses, the IREC accreditation process requires a thorough analysis of each course under consideration. This new accreditation for HEP QCI grants Everblue the ability to be listed as an approved training provider for this designation. Everblue is one of the few nationwide providers approved by IREC for offering HEP Quality Control Inspector training.

What is IREC Accreditation?

Interstate Renewable Energy Council logoIREC accreditation is a rigorous endeavor for education providers who aim to demonstrate their proficiency and quality over others in the industry. IREC develops standards for quality workforce training in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. The industry experts at IREC use their work experience and knowledge to create job task analyses for various green jobs and then use the JTA as a guideline for assessing the credibility and quality of the instructors and curriculum being used by an education provider. Courses that gain IREC accreditation have thereby demonstrated alignment with IREC’s job task analyses and standards of quality.

Why Pursue HEP Quality Control Inspector Training?

The U.S. DOE requires that any WAP agency that uses government funding to operate must have a certified Quality Control Inspector on staff. This nationwide requirement puts WAP program administrators under the gun to find approved QCI training. With DOE deadlines drawing near, we are further grateful for earning the IREC accreditation and being able to offer our services to WAP agencies in need.

To learn more about the Quality Control Inspector Certification, please navigate to our Home Energy Professional Certifications series.

From June 15-20, we will be offering our next HEP QCI training course at our IREC-accredited training facility in Charlotte, NC. We can also provide training on location. If you work for a Weatherization Assistance Program and need to comply with the DOE requirement, we’d love to have a conversation with you about your needs. Please give us a call at 800-460-2575 or start a live chat with one of our representatives.



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