ROSEMONT, Ill.— 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 Sept. 30 to obtain certification:

William Cogan, senior inspector for GAF, Cicero, N.Y.

William Cole, president of Pfister Energy of Baltimore

Larry Lind, principal architect and primary roof consultant for Architechnology Inc., Phoenix

The application deadline for the next CSRP exam on Feb. 24, 2012, is Dec. 30. For more information, visit