Certification Renewal

Build It Green’s Membership and Professional Certification programs are one now program with a single payment process. For individuals with one or more professional certifications, there is one annual membership fee (no certification renewal fee) to maintain an active directory listing. To renew, CGBP professionals must submit 2 CEUs completed within the previous year. GreenPoint Rated professionals must submit 4 CEUs completed in the previous year, as well as complete an online GreenPoint Rated certification renewal exam. 

For certified professionals, to maintain an active directory listing and be able to submit GreenPoint Rated project for certification (GreenPoint Raters only) you need to do the following:

•  Pay the membership fee.

•  Submit the necessary CEUs (2 for CGBP; 4 for GreenPoint Rated). 

•  For GreenPoint Raters only: Complete the GreenPoint Rated Certification Renewal Exam.

All other designations (CG-REP, NAR, etc.) only need to pay the annual membership fee to keep their directory listing active. 

Why Should I Renew My Certification?

Build It Green's certification increases your credibility and differentiates you in the marketplace. Our Certified Green Building Professionals and GreenPoint Raters and Advisors are respected throughout the industry. With a GreenPoint Rated certification you also gain access to, valuable tools and resources for conducting ratings, exclusive GreenPoint Rated webinars, and updates through the GreenPoint Rated Rater eNewsletter.

Your certification is also required for you to be listed in our Certified Green Professional Directory, which gets over 2,500 hits per month by visitors searching for green building professionals like you.

What Are the Requirements?

Anyone listed in the professional directory must have an active Build It Green membership. The following outlines additional requirements specific to each certification:

Certified Green Building Professional
You must maintain an active Build It Green membership, and you must complete 2 CEUs. 

Certified Green Real Estate Professional, NAR Green Designation, or Accredited Green Appraiser
You must maintain an active Build It Green membership. 

GreenPoint Rated
If you have one or more GreenPoint Rated certifications, you must complete 4 CEUs, maintain your Build It Green Membership, and take an online, open book exam to test your knowledge of the program.

Note: Renewing your GreenPoint Rated certifications automatically renews your Certified Green Building Professional certification.


CEUs and Online Exams

Use the Continuing Education Units Form to submit CEU’s. CEU’s submitted towards one certification may also count towards other certifications. All CEU’s must be completed within one year of the date you submit for renewal. 

All GreenPoint Raters/Advisors are required take an online, open-book exam to ensure proper understanding of the GreenPoint Rated program and applicable program changes or updates.


How Long Does It Take?

The Education department will review the completed submission form. If the materials meet the recertification requirements, Build It Green will renew your directory listing and send you a notification stating this within two business days of submitting all your materials


Other Questions?

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