Green Designation

Stand apart with enhanced training and knowledge about the growing green sector.

GREEN LogoBuilder and consumer adoption of sustainability is rapidly growing, and Green designation training can help you become the go-to green REALTOR® in your market. The Green designation provides you with detailed training in green building and sustainable business practices so you can help clients make informed choices about the resource efficiency and performance of the homes they live in, sell and buy. 

The Green designation is the only real estate designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® that's designed for residential, commercial and property management professionals looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in the various facets of real estate. 

Upcoming virtual course

Green designation course

March 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2021 I  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day

Part 1 (March 11-12) explores the increasing consumer demand for these homes as well as how both the homes and consumer expectations impact the market. 
Part 2 (March 18-19) focuses on applying the knowledge of improving the resource efficiency of homes in interactions with buyers and sellers. 


Course topics

You'll learn these topics and many more in these courses:

  • Consumer motivations and priorities regarding green practices. 
  • Smart home technologies and their relationship to resource-efficiency.
  • Remodeling and big-budget projects as well as new and custom construction.
  • Listing and marketing as well as finding and buying the resource-efficient home.
  • Building a business to succeed in this niche market.

Course takeaways

These courses will equip you with the tools to:

  • Help clients evaluate the cost-benefit balance of retrofitting, remodeling and renovating. 
  • Explain how smart home technologies relate to and can help achieve resource-efficiency goals.
  • Advise clients and customers of various renovations to increase the value of a home.
  • Match properties to buyers' needs, wants and priorities in a home with green features.
  • Identify business-planning action steps to establish your market position as a Green designee.

Course details and registration

  • Date/time: Part 1 (March 11-12) and Part 2 (March 18-19) 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day. Attendance is required for all four sessions to receive GREEN course credit.
  • Location: WRA virtual via the Zoom platform  
  • Credits: Qualifies for two live classroom credits toward the GRI designation and counts as ABR elective course credit when working toward the ABR designation. This course will be submitted for 2021-22 CE credit in lieu of courses 5-6.
  • Instructor: Steve Pipson

Course fees:
Through February 25: $260 member  |  $280 nonmember
After February 25: $270 member  |  $290 nonmember
At the door: $290 member  |  $310 nonmember


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