How to Earn Your CGP

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

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) 
    • $145 member
    • $218 non-member
  • Standard Option –  Available Online Only (Includes downloadable designation certificate and access to online resources to promote and market your CGP designation)
    • $75 member
    • $110 non-member
  • Annual Renewal Fee:
    • $55 member
    • $83 non-member

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.