To be eligible for RISE CSRP certification, you must meet the following
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Meet prerequisites of related experience and training or education
- Complete an application form with appendices that document you
meet the requirements
- Sign a code of ethics and professional conduct
- Pay applicable fees
- Pass a written exam
A. Four Eligibility Tracks
The RISE board of directors has identified four eligibility tracks.
To qualify to take the RISE CSRP examination, you must demonstrate you meet at least
one of the following minimum entry requirement tracks:
- 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. You must currently be or within the 12 months
previous to submitting the application form have been employed in a qualifying role.
- 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 program. You must currently be or
within the 12 months previous to submitting the application form have been employed
in a qualifying role.
- Three years' experience and a minimum of five projects installing
commercial and residential roof-mounted PV systems in addition to completing 40
hours of recognized education or training. You must currently be or within the 12
months previous to submitting the application form have been employed in a qualifying
- Two- or four-year construction-related degree from a college
or university accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized
by the U.S. secretary of education. In addition, you must complete 40 hours of recognized
education or training.
B. Education or Training
All candidates must complete a minimum of 40 hours of education or
training covering any aspect(s) of the competencies listed in the
CSRP Job Task Analysis. The CSRP Job Task Analysis describes the essential
knowledge, skills and abilities required for individuals that plan and oversee the
installation of roof-mounted PV systems.
You should be aware that the certification exam is at a level whereby
additional education and training will likely be necessary for most candidates to
achieve a passing score. You are encouraged to assess your personal experience and
education and seek training that will help ensure your knowledge is comprehensive
regarding the competencies published in the CSRP Job Task Analysis.
For more information about requirements, download a comprehensive definition of experience, training,
and qualified educational institutions.
Verifying Employment, Experience and Education
The RISE board of directors reserves the right to contact employers,
building owners and operators, and training and education providers to verify employment,
experience and education submitted in the application form.