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Certified Green Professional (CGP) Instructor Application

The Certified Green Professional™ (CGP) designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. CGP courses, such as Green Building for Building Professionals, provide a solid background in green building methods, in addition to the tools to reach consumers.

To become an NAHB approved instructor for CGP courses, you must complete the instructor application below and meet all requirements.


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* I am applying to teach one or more of the CGP courses.
Green Building for Building Professionals
Business Management for Building Professionals
Basics of Building

Green Building Expertise

Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) by submitting a scoring spreadsheet generated by the NGBS Green Scoring Tools at www.HomeInnovation.com/GreenScoring. The scoring spreadsheet must be based on a project that you are currently using as a teaching tool at an accredited educational institution or one that you are building, consulting on or will be built in the next 12 months.

You also must have two years of residential green building experience. This experience must come from your direct involvement in either the building, designing, planning or consulting of green projects, or the teaching of green building at an accredited educational institution. You must provide a résumé of your experience over the past three years as well as a description, in 250 words or less, of how your experience related to the course's subject matter. Provide specific examples both as to the quality and scope of involvement, size or projects and other pertinent information you feel would assist the Instructor Review Committee while reviewing your application. 

CGP Instructor Requirements

To become an approved instructor for CGP courses, you must meet several requirements.

* I have completed the current version of the CGP required courses.
Green Building for Building Professionals
Business Management for Building Professionals
Basics of Building
* I actively hold the CGP designation.
Yes
No
I received an exemption from completing one of the CGP designation and/or the required CGP courses.
Please select any other designations that you currently hold.
CAPS
CGA
CGB
CGR
CSP
CMP
GMB
GMR
HCCP
Master CGP
Master CSP
MIRM
OSHA 500
LEED
Other
* I have completed NAHB Education's Train the Trainer course.
Yes
No
I received an exemption from the Train the Trainer course.

OR

* I have taught at least one NAHB Education course in the past three years, with a 4.5 or better on a 5-point participant evaluation scale:
Yes
No
Not applicable

Experience

Provide a description, in 250 words or less, of how your experience relates to the subject matter of the course, offering specific examples both as to quantity and scope of involvement, size of projects and other pertinent information that would assist the Instructor Review Committee in making a determination.

* Subject Matter Experience:
* Professional Bio/Resume:

Please upload a copy of your bio or resume highlighting your background and industry experience. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)

References

Provide three references with full contact information supporting your expertise in the subject matter area. All references must come from industry professionals (non-HBA/NAHB staff) outside your company. Please include the nature of the relationship. References must attest to your knowledge specific to the course's subject matter.

* Reference #1 Name:
* Reference #1 Company:
* Relationship to Reference #1:
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* Reference #1 Address:
* Reference #1 City:
* Reference #1 State/Province:
* Reference #1 ZIP Code:
* Reference #1 Country:
* Reference #1 Phone Number:
* Reference #1 Email Address:
Reference #1 Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)
* Reference #2 Name:
* Relationship to Reference #2:
* Reference #2 Company:
* Reference #2 Title:
* Reference #2 Address:
* Reference #2 City:
* Reference #2 State/Province:
* Reference #2 ZIP Code:
* Reference #2 Country:
* Reference #2 Phone Number:
* Reference #2 Email Address:
Reference #2 Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)
* Reference #3 Name:
* Relationship to Reference #3:
* Reference #3 Company:
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* Reference #3 Address:
* Reference #3 City:
* Reference #3 State/Province:
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Reference #3 Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)

Maintenance Requirements

To maintain your approved instructor status to teach Green Building Courses courses, you must do the following:

  1. Maintain an active CGP designation.
  2. Sign and return the NAHB Instructor Guidelines annually.
  3. Teach one class every three years. If you fail to teach the minimum number of classes to maintain your approved status, you may apply for an extension of your approved status.
  4. Maintain a 4.5 or greater participant evaluation rating on a 5-point scale. Evaluation scores are reviewed quarterly based on a rolling average over a three-year period for both individual courses and overall instructor rating. If you fail to meet the required evaluation scores, you will be referred to the respective oversight committee for review and may be subject to disciplinary actions, up to and including removal of your approved status. These actions may be taken on an individual course basis or as an overall action based upon the committee's recommendation after the committee has completed its review.
* If I am approved as an instructor, I pledge to meet all requirements to maintain my approved instructor status.
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