ROSEMINT, Ill. — Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE™) Inc. is accepting applications for the Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP™) exams being held Sept. 18 and Feb. 7, 2013.

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 application deadline for the Sept. 18 exam is Aug. 17, and Jan. 7, 2013, is the deadline for the Feb. 7, 2013, exam. Applications are available at  

Additionally, NRCA University, in conjunction with Penn State, University Park, Pa., has developed Rooftop Photovoltaic System Installations, a comprehensive study tool for the CSRP exam. The online study course offers topics and resources relevant to roof-mounted PV systems and features information regarding safety; design, electrical principles and practices; estimating; contracting and selling a system; and managing and directing installation.

Rooftop Photovoltaic System Installations is $295 for NRCA members and nonmembers.

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