Great News for Veterans!

Green Advantage Certifications Approved for GI Bill® Reimbursement

Eligible Veterans can open new doors to employment in the construction industry by becoming certified as a Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP) or Green Advantage Certified Associate (GACA). Reimbursement for both of these certification exams has been approved by the Veterans Administration — Maryland State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training. This approval is effective worldwide. 

Sharpen your knowledge, skills, and abilities in green construction and improve your employment options by becoming Green Advantage Certified!

(Click here to go to the VA landing page to see verification of reimbursement for the GACP or GACA. On the VA landing page in the upper left corner, type Green Advantage as the L&C name. Then change the LAC category type from license to certification. Next, hover and click over Maryland (MD) on the map. You’ll see Green Advantage Certified Practitioner and Green Advantage Certified Associate listed. Then click on either of them.)

Types of Assistance

There is no limit to the number of Green Advantage Exams you may take or the number of times you may take the same Green Advantage Exam. And, if you are eligible, VA will pay for Green Advantage Exams even if you fail them.

Available Benefits

VA pays only the exam costs – $250 for each Green Advantage Exam. Reimbursement is issued after you submit 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