The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) invite certificate-awarding entities that develop and administer energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to apply for participation in a Pilot Accreditation Program. Successful participants will be awarded accreditation under a program designed to provide quality assurance to the programs. Assessment to this new Standard will also provide third-party verification to students, funders, policymakers and others that certificate programs have demonstrated meeting the requirements for issuing a market-valued certificate.