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Green Classroom Professional Certificate
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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 either an online course or an in-person workshop; and a 29-question online concluding exam.

The online 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, and takes about two hours to complete. For more information about the online course, please see the GCP Candidate Handbook.

In-person workshops ("group trainings") can be organized by school leaders, green building advocates and practitioners, or anyone interested in empowering schools to improve their learning environments. Green Classroom Professional Group Trainings is a how-to guide for planning and conducting workshops, and describes the process for delivering the content found within the course, but via an in-person setting.

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 purchases of 5 or more access points to the GCP, group pricing rates apply:
    • USGBC Member Company bulk: $20
    • Non-Member bulk: $40.
    To request group pricing, please complete this form.

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