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Recertification Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


Learn the steps for how to earn CEUs to maintain your GreenPoint Rated or CGBP certifications.

Overview

  • Unless stated otherwise by the provider, CEUs are typically granted as 1 unit for every 1 hour of instruction.
     
  • CEUs must be completed within each two-year certification cycle. Units earned outside this period do not count toward recertification. For instance if your expiration date is June 1, 2014, you must have CEUs that you took between June 1, 2012 and June 1, 2014.
     
  • CEUs are only awarded for advanced building trainings that are related to one or more aspects of high performance buildings or green building. Topics can include energy, water, or resource efficiency, indoor air quality, community design, etc.
     
  • CEUs can only be applied to each course once in each recertification cycle; repeating a course will not add to the CEU total.

CEU Tracking

  • Recertification applicants are responsible for tracking all of their CEUs and should have proof of attendance for all coursework not taken through Build It Green on file. Build It Green will only store courses taken through Build It Green.
     
  • To document CEUs from an external provider, you should have in your files proof of attendance in the form of a certificate, an email from the training provider confirming your attendance, or any similar document.
     
  • Applicants must submit their CEUs using the CEU Form. The form provides a space to list the courses being submitted and must include those courses taken through Build It Green, if applicable.
     
  • Applicants will not be required to submit proof of attendance, unless requested by Build It Green.


Earning CEUs Through Build It Green

  • Workshops
    We offer in-person and on-line workshops typically on various green building topics. Each workshop is worth 1.5 CEUs. Visit the Event Calendar to sign up for upcoming events.
  • Rater Councils
    GreenPoint Raters/Advisors have the option to attend an online meeting every other month. Each meeting is worth 1.5 CEUs and is free. Notifications for these meetings occur through the electronic Rater eNews.
  • Build It Green Trainings
    Depending on the type of certifications you hold and your background, you may also get your CEUs by signing up for Build It Green trainings. Visit the Event Calendar to sign up for upcoming events.

 

Online Build It Green Exams

Build It Green now offers the option of taking an on-line exam to get CEUs by demonstrating your knowledge in a particular subject matter. Visit the Online Exam Page for further information.


Earning CEUs From Other Providers

Here are some resources that offer both on-line and in-person trainings that can count towards your CEU requirements. Other resources as well as expos and conference sessions may also count towards your CEU requirements.

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