If you earned an ANSI-accredited GACA or GACP*, but let your certification lapse, there are two choices you have to reinstate: 1) take and pass the most current GACA or GACP exam, click here to register, or 2) take and submit approved courses to reinstate your certification by following the steps below. Note the second choice is only applicable if your certification has not lapsed for more than one year. If you want to take the most current GACA or GACP exam, click here to register. If you want to reinstate through course submissions, read the next paragraph and then follow the steps below.
Reinstatement requires submission of approved green builder course hours associated with the lapsed period, payment of the CMP fee(s), and payment of a reinstatement fee.
How to Submit Courses for Reinstatement
- Log-in to your dashboard and click on reinstatement.
- Follow the directions to complete a reinstatement application listing the CE hours documentation associated with the period of time that your certification has lapsed. Reinstatement is only available if your credential has not lapsed for more than one year.
- Make payment for the time period or periods you’ve missed. Click here to see the fee schedule. Contact the Green Advantage office at firstname.lastname@example.org with Credential Payment in the subject line to arrange for credit card payment of your reinstatement and renewal fees.
*ANSI accreditation of the GACP Certification began on 12/12/12. ANSI accreditation of the GACA Certification began on 2/1/16.
Important Note: CMP fee payment can only be made once at least 20 continuing education hours have been submitted for the GACA CMP or at least 30 continuing education hours have been submitted for the GACP CMP. For lapsed ANSI-accredited credentials, credit will not be granted for Reinstatement and CMP continuing education hours submitted until full payment is made.