Everblue Joins ISSP Education Partner Program

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Partner organizations to offer exam prep training for ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has accepted Everblue Training, LLC into its new Education Partners Program. ISSP launched the Education Partners Program to coincide with its new Sustainability Professional Certification Program, due to launch in November 2016. Everblue will be among the first in the world to offer exam prep for ISSP’s certification program.

ISSP has conducted extensive research and interviews with sustainability professionals and employers worldwide to understand the knowledge and skills deemed necessary to succeed in a sustainability role. Since 2010, ISSP has worked toward developing a set of standards to:

  • Provide cohesion and definition to the emerging profession of sustainability
  • Provide credibility for employers and assurance of a standard level of competency of the sustainability professional
  • Provide practitioners in the field evidence of competency, furthering their credibility, influence and career advancement opportunities

The results of this research have led to the creation of two certifiable designations: ISSP Sustainability Associate and ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional.

Organizations belonging to the ISSP Education Partner Program will be authorized to offer ISSP Exam Prep for both certification levels and will have opportunities to help shape the program.

The ISSP Education Partner Program recognizes for-profit and non-profit higher education institutions and training organizations that demonstrate a history of high quality sustainability-related educational offerings and employ instructors and course developers who understand and can successfully convey the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be an effective sustainability professional.

Everblue Training has offered short-course exam prep training in the areas of sustainability, green building, energy efficiency and solar since 2008. Everblue has actively followed the development of ISSP’s certification program and became an ISSP member in 2014. Since then, Everblue staff have participated in the ISSP beta exam process, offering feedback on test questions and testing procedures.

Everblue will debut its ISSP Exam Prep courses in coordination with ISSP’s exam launch. Interested candidates should visit Everblue’s website (http://www.everbluetraining.com) for the most up-to-date information regarding live and online sustainability courses.

For more information, please contact Vince DiFrancesco at 800-460-2575 or by emailing vinced(at)everbluetraining(dot)com.

About ISSP
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward by leading the design and delivery of ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, and by building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, a sustainability educational certificate, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories, and salary surveys are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1000 members from every region of the world.

About Everblue
Everblue is the nation’s leading training provider for solar panel installation, green building, and energy efficiency. Its curriculum is focused on short-term courses for individuals in the green technology field or those seeking a career path in solar and energy efficiency. Everblue’s courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects, Building Performance Institute, Green Business Certification Institute, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and North American Technician Excellence. Since its founding in 2008, Everblue has trained over 18,000 professionals worldwide.

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