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 will a CSRP installer contribute to the success of your project?

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.

Specifying a Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) for your next project can help you ensure that a roof-mounted solar installation won't adversely affect your client's roof system performance.

Providing you with a valuable tool

The CSRP credential was designed to provide architects, consultants and engineers like you with a tool to identify skilled professionals who are capable of addressing all aspects of roof-mounted PV installations, including:

  • Roof life-cycle performance
  • Weatherproofing integrity
  • Structural issues
  • Increased heat loads
  • Wind loads
  • 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 performance and service life negatively. To protect your client's investment select a CSRP-credentialed installer.

Should you become a CSRP?

Consultants, designers and architects find the in-depth knowledge they gain through achieving the CSRP provides them an advantage in their ability to differentiate their businesses and personal careers in this rapidly evolving field. To learn if you're qualified to become a CSRP, review the program requirements.

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

Access technical publications and resources to support your roof-mounted photovoltaic system designs here.

"[CSRP] provided exactly what I was looking for: an opportunity to educate myself. The program is laid out clearly, gave me the base of information I needed to do my job, allowed me to study the applicable standards, gave me the guidance I needed and is a great self-empowerment tool."

Rick Cook, Partner,
ADC Engineering Inc., Hanahan, SC and current president of RCI Inc.
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