Professional Certifications

Become an Expert on Green Building Best Practices

Homeowners and homebuyers are increasingly looking for contractors, architects, engineers, specialty contractors, and real estate professionals who are qualified to provide green building services. Once certified as a green building professional, you'll be promoted online in Build It Green's Certified Professional Directory. Now is your chance to establish yourself in this profitable niche and distinguish yourself in the marketplace.

Certified Green Building Professional

This course introduces you to the overarching principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. You'll develop an understanding of energy efficiency, resource conservation, water conservation, and indoor air quality, and how you can effectively convey the importance of these building principles to homeowners and renters.
Course Details
  • Time: 16 hours
  • Format: Online, Live Streaming + open-book online exam. Requires minimum of 80% for passing grade.
  • What's Included: Get your questions answered immediately by a green building expert, course manual, and certification exam. Upon passing, receive certification, Build It Green membership, and listing on our Green Professional Directory.

Certified GreenPoint Rater

Differentiate yourself in the marketplace and add value for your clients by becoming an expert on GreenPoint Rated. Whether your goal is to serve as a third party verifier or simply to design and build better homes, we've got the training to take your business to the next level.

A GreenPoint Rater performs all steps of the rating process, including helping the project team decide which points to achieve, verifying each green measure, and submitting the application and supporting documentation to Build It Green. Only Raters can submit verified projects for a Certificate of Evaluation.

  • Bi-monthly Rater Council webiner meetings
  • Rater E-News to keep you informed of program updates, changes and other news
  • Personalized support from GreenPoint Rated staff
  • Access to private webpages with news

Certified GreenPoint Rater Pre-Requisites

GreenPoint Rated (GPR) Certification Type Green Building Education GreenPoint Rated Core Building Performance Multifamily Experience License/ Certification
GPR New Home
GPR Existing Home Single Family
GPR Existing Home Multifamily

GreenPoint Rated Professional Pathway

GreenPoint Rated Core

GreenPoint Rated Core is a prerequisite for all other GreenPoint Rated Courses. This course introduces you to all GreenPoint Rated systems and includes basic policies and procedures program requirements, verification of select measures, the differing roles of advisors and raters, and the submittal processes.

Pre-Requisite: GreenPoint Rated Training Application and Certified Green Building Professional or green certification through another provider (e.g. LEED Green Associate. etc.)

Time: 20 hours

Format: Online, Live Streaming.

GreenPoint Rated New Home

This course is required for professionals certifying GreenPoint Rated new homes, both single and multifamily. This course covers policies, program requirements, verification, energy evaluation, the role of the rater and submittal processes unique to new homes for both single family and multifamily rating systems.

Pre-Requisite: GreenPoint Rated Core

Time: 8 hours

Format: Online, Live Streaming

GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Single Family

This course is required for professionals certifying GreenPoint Rated existing single family homes. This course covers policies program requirements verification energy evaluation and audit role of the rater and submittal processes uniue to a single family existing home. Note: as an Existing Home Rater, GreenPoint Rated has developed a policy that allows you to work a QA Rater to rate your own projects and serve as a one-stop shop to your clients.

Pre-Requisite: GreenPoint Rated Core

Time: 16 hours

Format: Online, Live Streaming

GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily

This course is required for professionals certifying GreenPoint Rated existing multifamily homes. This course covers multifamily building systems, Home Energy Rating System Program Phase II content specific to multifamily (MF HERS II), and other green measures and energy audits that will qualify you to perform work for most multifamily upgrade programs, including GreenPoint Rated.

Pre-Requisite: Building Performing Institute Multifamily Building Analyst (BPI MFBA) certification + GreenPoint Rated Core

Time: 24 hours

Format: Online, Live Streaming

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