New GBCSA Accredited Professional tiering system
November 28, 2019
Now, the criteria of qualification, experience and level of activity and engagement in the industry will guide the GBCSA’s awarding of the Accredited Professional qualification into to arrange three distinct tiers.
How are the three tiers categorised?
- Accredited Professional Candidate (APc)
Students can take the first step in a career geared towards sustainability by completing the GBSCA Green Building Certification Program while enrolled in their university. With this extra qualification current students or recent graduates in a building industry related field with less than six months industry experience will find it easier to transition towards a fully-fledged AP. Upon graduating and gaining six months of industry experience, an APc can go on to become an AP by attending the Accredited Professional Workshop in the tool that they have opted to specialise in and by signing the Accredited Professional Agreement.
- Accredited Professional (AP)
An AP is an individual who has met qualifying requirements, completed an Accredited Professional Program in their chosen specialisation and signed an Accredited Professional Agreement with the GBCSA. The courses provide significant exposure to the GBCSA grading and certification system and are of value to all involved the Green Building sector.Browse to the GBCSA website under Educate for more detail on qualifying requirements.
- Accredited Professional Practitioner (AP+)
An AP+ is an AP that has demonstrated higher levels of activity through practicing as an AP and engagement with the GBCSA through attending training, events, tours and other knowledge sharing events in a 12-month period.
- Various different AP specialisations are available that cover Green Star and Net Zero Certification Systems. An individual can have status in one or many specialisations.
- Accredited Professionals assist throughout the industry in the application and validation processes required for the awarding of GBCSA certification.
As the Green Building industry matures the GBCSA is making it increasingly convenient for professionals to keep pace. Which category is relevant to you right now? For more information select Educate in the main navigation of the GBCSA website.
Various different AP specialisations are available that cover Green Star and Net Zero Certification Systems. An individual can have status in one or many specialisations.