Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Inc. has announced its newest Certified Solar Roofing Professionals (CSRPs). The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Inc. has announced its newest Certified Solar Roofing Professionals (CSRPs). The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install roof-mounted PV systems.

The board of directors of RISE Inc. has conferred the designation of CSRP on the following individuals for meeting established eligibility criteria, passing a challenging examination and agreeing to develop themselves professionally to remain current with changes in the field. The CSRP designation applies only to the individuals named. Companies are not certified. The following CSRPs successfully passed a rigorous exam May 13 to obtain certification:

Darrell A. Diaz, president of Century Roof and Solar, Hayward, Calif.

Geoffrey Hagan, environmental solutions manager for Tecta America Central Florida, Sanford

Brad Petterson, project manager for Shay Roofing Inc., Millstadt, Ill.

John Schehl, president of RoofMax Consulting LLC, Barrington, Ill.

Ralph Wedge, president of Wedge Roofing Inc., Petaluma, Calif.

The next CSRP exams are scheduled for Sept. 30 and Feb. 24, 2012. The application deadline for the Sept. 30 exam is Aug. 4. For more information about RISE and the CSRP designation, visit www.riseprofessional.org or contact John Schehl, executive director of RISE, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7503 or jschehl@nrca.net.