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Certified Green Building Professional Training

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About "CGBP" Training

As green building becomes more popular, homeowners and those purchasing homes are looking for contractors, architects, engineers, specialty contractors, and real estate professionals who are qualified to provide green building services. Now is your chance to establish yourself in this profitable niche and distinguish yourself in the marketplace.

The Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) training is open to all California building professionals involved in the design and construction of residential buildings, as well as to professionals that support and develop the market for green building.

Becoming a Certified Green Building Professional

Attendance at each session of the CGBP training and a passing grade on the final exam (80%) are required to earn certification. Participants who miss a session must attend that session at a future CGBP training within 12 months before they can take the final exam and become certified.

All graduates of the CGBP training may choose to become affiliates of the Green Building Professionals Guild. Various chapters of the Guild meet every month and provide continuing education and networking opportunities.

Certification is valid for two years, and recertification is required to keep certification current.

** Please note, this course is prerequisite to GreenPoint Rater New Home and Existing Home Training **

Promotion of Certified Green Building Professionals

Build It Green promotes CGBPs via the CGBP Directory. California homeowners turn to this online directory to locate professionals qualified to design and construct their new home or renovation projects.

In addition, numerous public agencies and organizations link to the Build It Green website, driving even more traffic to the listing of Certified Green Building Professionals.

(To see previous courses from 2008, please visit here 2008 Professional Training Schedule)