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Build It Green Recertification

Don't forget to maintain your professional certification(s) with Build It Green. We make recertification easy – here's what you need to know.

Update (11/5/13): Build It Green has updated its recertification policies. Read the key changes here.

Why Should I Recertify?

Build It Green's certifications increase your credibility and differentiate 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, invites to GreenPoint Rated webinars, and updates through the GreenPoint Rated eNews.

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?

Certified Green Building Professional
Every two years you must complete 4 CEUs and pay a $50 renewal fee.

Certified Green Real Estate Professional
Every year you pay a $50 renewal fee.  

GreenPoint Rated
If you have one or more GreenPoint Rated certifications, every two years you must complete 8 CEUs, take an online, open book exam to test your knowledge of the program, and pay a $75 renewal fee.

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

How Do I Recertify?


Pay your renewal fee.

Certified Green Building Professional: $50 fee - Pay Now >>
(For those who only have CG-REP certification.)

GreenPoint Rated Certification(s): $75 fee – Pay Now >>
(Fee includes renewal cost for CGBP.)


Submit a Continuing Education Units form.


Complete the GreenPoint Rated online exam*.

  • View the GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 Webinar
  • Take the seven-question online exam at the end of the webinar (or skip directly to the exam)
  • Score 80% or better to pass
  • There is no time limit and the exam may be taken multiple times

* Only applicable for those with one or more GreenPoint Rated certifications.

Once you complete the above steps, the Education department will review your submission. 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. Please note that your Directory expiration date is now assigned to June 1 or December 1, depending on your previous renewal date. If you are not sure what your certification expiration date is, open your directory listing in edit mode (pencil icon) and go to the bottom of the listing to find it.

Need Continuing Education Units?

Visit our CEU Exams page to see a list of online exams that you can take to demonstrate your knowledge on various topics.

Need More Time?

If you need more time to complete the renewal process and are concerned about having your directory listing turned off, you can request a six-month extension to complete the process. A $50 extension fee is required. You may request up to two of those extensions in any given renewal period.

Pay $50 Extension Fee

Other Questions?

Email or call 1-888-40-GREEN x 605.