How to Earn Your CGP

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

The Certified Green Professional (CGP)™ designation was created to teach building industry professionals strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options.

Curriculum and Other Requirements

Required Courses

Students who began the CGP curriculum before Dec. 31, 2020, can complete either course work path listed below.

Students who begin the CGP curriculum after Jan. 1, 2021, are required to complete the following.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation/Renewal Fees

Premium Option
Kit Available Online/Print (Graduation kit includes customized CGP plaque, lapel pin, ribbon and consumer brochures, either “Go Green the Right Way” for builders or “Remodel Your Home Green” for remodelers)

  • Members: $145
  • Non-members: $218

Standard Option
Available Online Only (Includes downloadable designation certificate and access to online resources to promote and market your CGP designation)

  • Members: $75
  • Non-members: $110
Annual Renewal Fee
  • Members: $55
  • Non-members: $83

Apply online if you have met all CGP requirements.

Continuing Education Requirement

To maintain your CGP designation, you must complete 12 hours of continuing education every three years from building industry-related educational activities. A minimum of eight hours is required to come from green building industry-related educational activities. Designees are not required to send in proof of CE earned at time of renewal. If they are chosen for a random audit, NAHB will contact them directly and ask for the proof of CE at that time.

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