The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently introduced Green Classroom Professional (GCP), a certificate program for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents.

“The Green Classroom Professional certificate aims to empower educators and decision-makers to dramatically improve the learning environment, increasing comfort, health, and performance for students and teachers alike,” Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at the USGBC, said.

The GCP program guides participants through 12 modules covering key classroom-health topics, such as indoor-air quality, water efficiency, materials, and resources. The final assessment is made up of animated and narrated scenarios, along with multiple-choice questions, guiding teachers through situations they may encounter in the classroom.

The online course takes two to three hours to complete. Certification is valid for five years. The course—the modules and the assessment—will be available at a promotional cost of $75 until April 1.

GCP is endorsed by the National Education Association.

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