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Follow the Trend- Become an Accredited Green Electrician

Over the past several years, the concept of becoming green has spread around the world. As people become more focused on conserving energy for the benefit our planet, a variety of businesses and professional individuals have made strides to follow in this trend. In 2008, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) developed a new training program to provide accreditation for electricians who began to work with energy efficient technology, installation and products.
 
Electricians who are interested in becoming certified must apply for and complete and accredited training program. Upon completion, they will be in a position to sell their newly acquired skills, methodology and products to their current customers.
 
While going green is not a concern for every consumer, it is a concept that is prevalent among a variety of business niches. And while not every consumer has joined in the green trend, the electricity industry is strongly moving toward teaching consumers how to conserve energy within their current households as well as how to build a more energy efficient home. So, becoming a green electrician will set you apart from your competition. You will offer a specific set of skill sets that will appeal to both individuals and businesses looking to install green products or to replace their current system with a more environmentally friendly product.
 
In addition to beginning to offer new green electrical products and installation, you will also be positioning yourself to offer maintenance on these same products. You can add your accreditation and niche services to your overall business model, continuing to offer your current array of electrical products and services.
 
The required coursework to become certified is currently offered in every state. So, with convenient class schedules, you can integrate these courses into your busy work schedule to become certified in no time.

By Neil Whitehall
Get Electrician Jobs, Contributing Editor

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