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Certified Green Real Estate Professional


Be your clients’ go-to resource for healthier, higher quality, green homes. In this course, we’ll demystify utility and local government rebate programs and teach you to help your clients navigate state disclosure regulations, consumer label programs, and green lending programs, including 203K and EEM’s. You'll be better equipped to attract the green-minded homebuyer and provided added value to all your real estate relationships.
This 2-day course focuses specifically on selling existing green homes in the California marketplace and will prepare you to take advantage of these new opportunities. After passing the exam you will receive your certification, and can be listed on Build It Green's Certified Professional Directory, which receives over 2500 searches per month.

Topics covered in this class:

  • The Value of a Green Home:  Understand the market demand, regulatory changes and state initiatives.

  • Energy Assessments and HERS Phase II:  Identify the basics of California’s energy efficiency standards and Whole-House program and the benefits of participating in these programs.
  • Strategies for effectively communicating “green” to homebuyers and sellers.
  • The “Green Real Estate Walk Thru”: How to identify a home’s green features and recognize opportunities to increase value.


Eligibility Requirements: None

Course Fee:  $50 with scholarship, or $450 full price*

*Scholarships of up to $400 may be available in your area.  Please see the course registration page for details.

CEUs and other endorsements:

  • BPI Recognized for 8 CEU credits
  • Approved by the National Association of REALTORS as alternative program credit for NAR’s Green Designation. Students who successfully complete the CG-REP course will not be required to take the first day of NAR's Green Designation program, "Green 100: Real Estate for a Sustainable Future."

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