Green Certified Professional (GCP)

The Green Certified Professional  (GCP) Program addresses the concepts of Green Remodeling; building science, indoor air quality, renewable energy, deconstruction, energy conservation, and green process associated with building trades.

Key Points Covered:

  • You will learn how to apply building science to your remodeling and understanding the house as a system
  • You will learn the systems and techniques necessary to ensure good air quality
  • You will learn how to assemble a team to conduct a green remodel including the attribute necessary in each member
  • You will learn the techniques used to reduce the energy footprint of the home including the use of passive solar, high performance window, and Energy Star appliances
  • You will learn how to develop a plan to reuse or recycle up to 90% of the waste from a typical remodeling project
  • And many more

The GCP will develop high performance remodeling and green building competencies in design, remodeler, and field professionals. The GCP course is a structured class of high performance remodeling fundamentals and serves as a prep course for GCP Certification.

To qualify for the GCP designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm engaged in conducting green remodeling projects
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Have a minimum of two years continuous full time experience in the remodeling industry
  • Completed 16 hours of green or sustainable-related continuing education or be enrolled in the NARI Green course.
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination on building science, indoor air quality, resource conservation, renewable energy, and 12 trade related areas of green program application
  • Submit all required application materials and fees
Fees for certification:

$400*/member

$600/non-member

Annual renewal fee:

$75/member

$150/non-member

*If an applicant is found to not be qualified to sit for the exam, this fee will be refunded, minus a $125 processing charge.