Why Certify?

“The power of the (Green Advantage) tool lies in creating a common vocabulary and set of goals for an often ill-aligned design and delivery team.”

Rives Taylor, FAIA, LEED AP BD&C

Everyone knows it takes a qualified team to build a high performance, healthy building. Yet so many green building teams are not equipped with the knowledge and tools to truly deliver buildings that perform as designed.

The Green Advantage Certified Professional (GACP®) and the Green Advantage Certified Associate (GACA®) credentials are the only ANSI accredited green builder certifications that are applicable across trades, regardless of the green building rating system, standard or code being pursued.

These certifications ensure that workers across trades have proven competencies in the means, methods, materials, and best practices to successfully deliver green building projects.

At Green Advantage, we realize that green design + green construction = green building, and we’re here to help you deliver.

So whether you want to advance your career, add to your company’s prowess, earn a LEED credit, or do your part to create a more sustainable world, GA can help you get there. To learn how, click on the role that best fits you. 


As a GA Certified Associate (GACA) or GA Certified Practitioner (GACP) you will receive:

  • Green Advantage ANSI accredited certificate
  • Listing in the online directory
  • Certification signifier for your business cards, stationery, and email signature
  • Green Advantage logo for your website, stationery, and business flyers
  • Decal for your hard hat (upon written request)
  • Press release template

And you will qualify for:

What Next?

Learn more about our Certification and Certificate Programs:

  1. GA Certified Practitioner (GACP) and the GA Certified Associate (GACA) Certifications
  2. Pre-construction Risk Assessment/Infection Control Risk Assessment (PCRA/ICRA) Certificate Program