Profile of a CSRP

Geoffrey Hagan, Tecta America Corp.: "The RISE CSRP curriculum and accreditation really fills a void we have had in the roof-mounted PV industry since … MORE >

How can RISE help you protect your investment?

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) evaluates and certifies solar energy installers for knowledge regarding critical roof construction and maintenance practices necessary to support successful rooftop solar energy.  

CSRP Consumer Information Brochure

Click here to download the RISE CSRP Consumer Information brochure to learn more about the value and benefits of hiring a Certified Solar Roofing Professional for your rooftop solar PV installation.

Providing you with a valuable tool

The Certified Roofing Professional (CSRP) credential was designed to provide building owners like you with a tool to identify skilled professionals who are capable of addressing all aspects of a roof-mounted PV installation, including:

  • Roof life-cycle performance
  • Weatherproofing integrity
  • Structural issues
  • Increased heat loads
  • Wind load
  • Equipment access and maintenance
  • Uninterrupted power performance

Some installers, such as solar integrators and electricians, may not have the knowledge to assess all these considerations and, therefore, may inadvertently affect your client’s roof system performance and service life negatively. To protect your client’s investment select a CSRP-credentialed installer.

Protecting your investment

A CSRP credential gives you the ability to differentiate qualified and unqualified installers and potentially avoid consequences such as voiding your roof membrane warranties and direct or collateral damage to your roof or building. In addition, an accident or injury caused by unqualified installers who are not used to working on a rooftop environment an be catastrophic.

Leading roof system manufacturers recognize the value that a CSRP-credentialed installer can bring to your project, which is why many sponsor RISE, endorse the CSRP program and encourage building owners to choose a CSRP professional as a condition of warranty.

How do you know whether your solar installer possesses the knowledge necessary to protect your roof? Find a CSRP.

To learn more about what you should consider when contemplating a roof-mounted photovoltaic system, download these educational publications:

Building Owners Guide to Roof-mounted Photovoltaic Systems

"Successful Rooftop Photovoltaic: How to Achieve a High-Quality, Well Maintained, Compatible Rooftop PV System"

RISE CSRP Consumer Information brochure
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