Certified Green Professional (CGP)

Designations are not going away. NAHB Education designations will continue to be supported but will be closed to new applicants starting Dec. 31, 2022, except for CAPS and HCCP; these two are not affected by this change and remain open to new applicants. But education courses and content offerings associated with designations are still growing and changing with the industry. HBAs and instructor licensees, as well as NAHB, continue to offer education programming. If an applicant hasn’t finished earning their designation by Dec. 31, 2022, they will be allotted time to complete the requirements and cases will be handled on an individual basis.

The Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes — without driving up the cost of construction. The required courses provide a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.

CGP coursework is closely aligned with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, which includes chapters on energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development and home owner education and is the core curriculum for the required CGP classes.

There are nearly 3,000 active CGPs in the United States working in all aspects of the high-performance home building and remodeling industry, from contractors and their subs to real estate agents and appraisal experts. Join them today.

Certified Green Professional (CGP)
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Contact: Professional Designations Helpline
designations@nahb.org
(800) 368-5242 ext. 8154

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How to Earn Your CGP

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