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Green Classroom Professional Certificate

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC proudly presents the Green Classroom Professional certificate program. The GCP certificate program provides pre K-12 educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable learning spaces.

The course and exam help participants recognize, adopt, and implement practices that keep teachers and students focused, alert and ready to learn.


The certificate is earned through a two-hour online course and a 29 question concluding exam, both accessible online. The course consists of 12 self-guided, interactive modules that allow participants to enter and exit the program on their own schedule within a 60-day window. For more information about the course and exam, please see the GCP Candidate Handbook.

Learning objectives

After completing the course and exam, participants will be able to:
  • Support the health of school occupants, including teachers, students and staff
  • Provide the best physical environment possible for student academic performance
  • Decrease absenteeism due to environmental factors
  • Support environmentally responsible practices by saving energy, saving water and improving indoor environmental quality
  • Foster an appreciation among future generations for environmentally sustainable practices
  • Become part of the green schools and green building communities
  • Apply for elective continuing education credits to maintain a teaching credential
  • Price per participant

    • Employee of USGBC Member Company: $40
    • Non-Member: $60
    For information about USGBC membership, please learn more here. For GCP group pricing information, please contact

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