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Career Ready Education and Success Training

CREST offers training in Workforce Development, helping to start a new career, advance your current career or to obtain Continuing Education Units for maintaining professional certifications.

We can customize a training program for your business or team! Contact Art Garno, Director for details.

CREST is also the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies, which offers Energy and Building Science training.

NY-SUN Training

Safety and Fire Considerations for Solar PV Workshop

This workshop will provide first responders and emergency personnel, such as firefighters and rescue personnel, with a training on safety precautions and fire code considerations with respect to the recognition and disabling of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

June 18, 2015, 6:30 - 9:00 pm - Register Here | View Flyer

Solar PV Permitting and Inspection Methods Training

This accredited course will provide in-depth training on the equipment commonly found in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and on utilizing local electrical and building codes in the permitting and inspection processes.

Solar PV for Engineers and Architects Workshop

This accredited course will provide in-depth training on the equipment commonly found in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and on utilizing local electrical and building codes in the permitting and inspection processes.

June 19, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm - Register Here | View Flyer


Dental Continuing Education

* Earn Dental CEUs via Video Conference at SUNY Canton’s CREST Center

  • June 3, 6-9 pm, Infection Control for the Dental Team/OSHA Update - Frank Barnashuk, DDS. CE HRS: 3

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Most courses start at only $89.00

Education To Go Courses: These courses start each month, and all courses consist of two classes per week for six weeks. You can complete each class when it is convenient for you. Course subjects include:

  • The Internet
  • Web Page Design
  • Web Graphics and Multimedia
  • Web and Computer Programming
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Computer Applications
  • PC Troubleshooting, Networking & Security
  • Digital Photography & Digital Video
  • Languages
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Entertaining Industry Careers
  • Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Test Prep (GED; SAT/ACT; Grammar ESL)
  • Personal Development
  • Health Care, Nutrition & Fitness
  • Child Care & Parenting
  • Art, History, Psychology, & Literature
  • Math, Philosophy & Science
  • Law & Legal Careers
  • Courses for Teaching Professionals
  • and many, many, more

Photovoltaic & Solar Heating Training

Contractors and others wishing to offer Renewable Energy Alternatives, to homeowners and small businesses, will be able to get their training right here in the North Country.

Solar Heating training - Beginning April 27 through June 3

Solar PV training - Watch here for new training dates

Contact Art Garno, Director for more information.


IREC accreditation is only for the solar thermal and solar PV programs.

Customized Training Programs

If your company or business has a need for customized technical training in the areas of energy, home contracting, construction, manufacturing, etc. please contact the CREST Program Director to discuss specifications and costs.

Customized Training

Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC

Basic Rider Course for License Waiver Registration

Basic Rider Course II for License Waiver Registration

Courses range from May 11-August 14, 2015. For specific dates, click on one of the above links and click on Register Here. Choose SUNY Canton CARC.

For more information call: 518-668-5589

Building Performance Institute
BPI Certification/Accreditation

CREST at SUNY Canton offers Building Science training that can lead to BPI Certification and Accreditation.

BPI Test Center

CREST is a BPI Test center offering BPI Online and Field tests for certification and re-certification. Contact Art Garno, Director for pricing and to schedule your test.




Become BPI Certified /Accredited and …

  • Offer comprehensive home energy evaluations
  • Provide real solutions, not patchwork fixes
  • Gain an advantage over competitors by learning and using building science technology
  • Provide possible NYSERDA incentives to customers

Building Science Training, Presented by

Institute for Building Technology and Safety Watch this site for future trainings at CREST. Visit the IBTS website by clicking here:


Schedule your BPI exam(s) with SUNY Canton a BPI Affiliate.

Once you start the certification process, you have one year to complete it before you will be required to start over as a new candidate.

Certification Testing

To be certified the candidates must take and pass a written test and a field test for each individual area of specialty.

Candidates failing to successfully complete an examination may retake the exam a 2nd & 3rd time within one year with an additional test fee.

Contact the CREST Center for current pricing.

CREST Instructors

Art Garno, Director
Kebbyn Giffin, Adjunct Instructor
Robin McClellan, Adjunct Instructor
Michael Newtown, Associate Professor/Interim Dean CSOET
Michael Spearance, ISA

For more information contact:
Art Garno - Director
34 Cornell Drive - Canton, NY 13617

Phone: 315-386-7197
Fax: 315-386-7640