The NAHB rolled out its Certified Green Professional ("CGP") program earlier this year and already 1,000 builders, remodelers, and other members of the home building industry have earned the CGP educational designation. Potential CGPs must complete 24 hours of classroom training, of which, 16 hours must be qualified green building instruction. In addition, potential CGPs must have two years industry experience, sign a code of ethics, and commit to fulfilling continuing education requirements.
The educational designation is a major aspect of the NAHB’s National Green Building Program.
Speaking of the program, NAHB President Sandy Dunn said, "Home owners and home buyers are demanding more green products and features in their homes, and the building industry wants to meet that demand. Thatâ€™s how this market works … the CGP designation is a sign of professional commitment. These 1,000 are ready, and I can guarantee there are hundreds more just waiting to join their ranks."
Other green building educational certifications include LEED Professional Accreditation ("LEED AP") and Cascadia GBC’s Living Building Leader Program, which requires LEED AP as a basis for its certification.