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 Feb. 24 to obtain certification:

Shannon Boggs, president of Strong Tower Roofing & Solar, Springville, Ind.
Sal DePrisco, vice president of Sensible Technical Solutions, West Chester, Pa.
Mike Harvey, Midwest territory sales manager for GenFlex Roofing Systems, Gower, Mo.
William J. Hope, president of Exterior Consulting and Roof Management, Albany, N.Y.
Benjamin Leaneagh of Roof Check Inc., Longmont, Colo.
Dony Oommen, applications engineer of solar power systems for GAF, Wayne, N.J.
Michael Sexton, senior sales engineer for Firestone Energy Solutions, Indianapolis
Todd Shannon, vice president of Core Roofing Systems, Atlanta and Orlando, Fla.
Kevin K. Vallente, roof consultant for Legacy Roof Consulting and Design, Honolulu

The next CSRP exam is scheduled for Sept. 18. For more information, visit