GreenPoint Rated Training Eligibility Requirements

To become a GreenPoint Rater or Advisor, the first step is to take Build It Green’s “GreenPoint Rated Core” training. To be eligible to take the GreenPoint Rated Core training, you must meet the requirements for a New Home Advisor/Rater or an Existing Home Advisor.

"GreenPoint Rated Core" is not required for current GreenPoint Rated Advisors and Raters.

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GreenPoint Rated Training Eligibility Requirements

BIG Certifications / Eligibility Requirements
GreenPoint Rated New Home (Advisor or Rater)
GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Single Family (Advisor)
GreenPoint Rated Existing
Home Single Family
(Rater Only)
GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily (Advisor or Rater)
Green Building Education
License/Certification
Building Performance
   
Multifamily Experience
     
GreenPoint Rated Core

Green Building Education

ONE of the following:

  • Build It Green's Certified Green Building Professional

  • U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP)

  • U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Associate

  • U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes Green Rater

  • Sustainable Building Advisor Institute's Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)

  • NAHB Research Center's National Green Building Certification Program

  • Green Building Initiative's Green Globes Assessor (GGA)

  • Green building certificate from an institution of higher learning

 

Building Professional License or Certification

ONE of the following:

  • Licensed General Contractor (California)

  • Licensed Architect or Engineer (California)

  • ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI)

  • Certified CREIA Inspector (CCI) or Master CREIA Inspector (MCI)

  • International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector

  • California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) Real Estate Appraiser, Residential License or better (AL, AR, AG)

  • California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) Energy Analyst

  • CABEC Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE)

  • Other comparable license, degree, or certification or four years mastery level experience in residential construction documented through petition option*

 

Building Performance

ONE of the following, AND (for Existing Home Single Family and Multifamily Raters only) at least four (4) field tests completed in either blower door or duct leakage:

  • California Whole House Home Energy Rater (HERS II)

  • Other Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) Rater

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst

  • California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA) certificate of completion for Home Performance with Energy Star course, Levels 1 & 2

  • CHEERS Existing Home Program

  • Existing Home (Single Family) Rater only: Build It Green's "Understanding the Whole House Approach"

  • Completion of other home performance training including duct testing and envelope evaluation to be submitted via petition option*

 

Multifamily Experience

To become a GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily Rater or Advisor, you must attest to your design, construction, evaluation, retrofitting and/or operations experience within multifamily buildings.

 

* Petition Procedure

  • Your petition must demonstrate in writing the equivalent of 4 years mastery level experience in new home construction or existing home retrofit and remodel. Please submit ALL of the following:

  • Current resume or CV

  • Cover letter describing your relevant experience

  • Letter from a credentialed colleague or former manager attesting to your employment or achievements

  • Copies of all relevant documentation, certifications or credentials

  • Submit your supporting documentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration

 

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