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Green Classroom Professional Certificate

GBCI: 0920016853

Learn to recognize, adopt, and implement practices that keep teachers and students focused, alert and ready to learn.
Eligible for 3 CE HOURS.
  • 3 CE

  • LU/HSW

Published on: July 06, 2018

Average: 4.6 (13 votes)


The Center for Green Schools at USGBC proudly presents the Green Classroom Professional (GCP) 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 consists of 12 self-guided, interactive modules that allow participants to enter and exit the program on their own schedule within a 365-day window, and takes about two hours to complete. For more information about the online course, please see the GCP Program 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.
You may purchase access to the GCP for someone other than yourself, including, for instance, groups of teachers or school staff. Purchases of five or more access points to the GCP at one time qualify for a discounted bulk rate of $25/person. To request a bulk purchase, please complete this form.

To sign up to receive more information about school resources and networks, subscribe to the Center for Green Schools digest in your USGBC profile, and download free “Getting Started” checklists from Learning Lab.



  1. Support the health of school occupants, including teachers, students and staff
  2. Provide the best physical environment possible for student academic performance
  3. Decrease absenteeism due to environmental factors
  4. Support environmentally responsible practices by saving energy, saving water and improving indoor environmental quality
  5. Understand opportunities to connect green practices with classroom curriculum and activities
  6. Foster an appreciation among future generations for environmentally sustainable practices
  7. Become part of the green schools and green building communities
  8. Apply for elective continuing education credits to maintain a teaching credential

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U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States

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