Fee Schedule — GACA & GACP Certification Program

Whether you are taking an exam for the first time, renewing or reinstating, there are significant cost savings related to GACA or GACP Certifications if you act before the fees increase.

Fees (all fees are in USD) Current Fees As of April 1, 2020
Standard Student* Standard Student*
Exam Registration Fee (includes Exam and Study Guide) $250 $175 $250 $175
Exam Retake Fee $250 $250 $250 $250
Renewal Exam Registration Fee (if Certification has not lapsed; includes Exam and Study Guide) $200 $200 $200 $200
Certification Renewal Fee through Credential Maintenance Program**(if Certification has not lapsed) $125 $125 $200 $200
Certification Renewal Fee through Credential Maintenance Program*** (if Certification has lapsed) $175 $175 $250 $250
Reinstatement Fee****  $0 $0 $200 $200

*Student Fees apply only to accredited college or university courses offering preparatory training and certification. These courses must be pre-approved by Green Advantage.

**This Certification Renewal Fee applies to a certified individual who wants to renew by:

      • taking and passing the most current Certification Exam or
      • using the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) for Certification Renewal

***This Certification Renewal Fee applies to an individual whose GACA or GACP Certification has lapsed and wants to renew by:

      • taking and passing the most current Certification Exam or
      • pursuing reinstatement by using the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) for Certification Renewal. 

****The Reinstatement Fee applies to an individual whose GACA or GACP Certification has lapsed and wishes to use the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) for Certification Renewal, rather than retaking and passing the exam to reinstate. The Reinstatement Fee is in addition to the Certification Renewal Fee. 

Veterans

As of March 1, 2020, Veterans Affairs (VA) pays $250 for GACA and/or GACP Certification Fees for each Green Advantage Exam. Reimbursement is issued to eligible veterans after submitting proof of payment to VA. Learn more about how the GI Bill® entitlement will be charged by clicking here. You can request reimbursement for your Exam by clicking here. Use this application for benefits along with your request for payment for an exam or exams. Go to this part of the VA website if you want to make the application online or have questions. You can also mail your application to your nearest Regional Processing Center. Detailed information is available online in the VA Licensing and Certification Pamphlet.

“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.