ROSEMONT, Ill. — Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE™) Inc. is accepting applications for the Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP™) exam being held Feb. 7, 2013. The exam will be held in San Antonio during NRCA’s 126th Annual Convention and the International Roofing Expo; candidates also can arrange to take the exam at a testing center near them. The application deadline for the Feb. 7 exam is Jan. 7. Applications are available at

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.

Additionally, NRCA University, in conjunction with Penn State, University Park, Pa., is offering 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.

For more information about RISE and the CSRP designation and to apply for the Feb. 7 exam, visit or contact John Schehl, RISE executive director, at