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Partnerships & Licensing

Real estate, design, and construction industry professionals are finding it increasingly necessary to gain the knowledge and skills to design, build, market and/or valuate green homes and upgrades.

Given the projected growth of the green home market, there is a tremendous opportunity for education providers to be at the forefront of preparing industry professionals for this market growth. However, developing curriculum and establishing a sustained and successful presence in the market is typically a long, expensive process. 

Education providers now have the opportunity to license three highly regarded professional designation courses from Earth Advantage for delivery in their own markets:

Earth Advantage Broker
Accredited Green Appraiser
Sustainable Homes Professional

Earth Advantage has also partnered with other providers and developed several short real estate CE courses that are available for licensing, covering a wide range of trending topics such as:

Making Savvy Home Energy & Solar Upgrades
How Homebuyers Ask for Green Without Saying the Word
How Millennials & Smart Homes are Changing Real Estate
All About ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units)
Home Energy Scores & Upgrades: What You Should Know
Live Site Visits to Green (and/or Energy Efficient) Homes
Green Homes: What You Should Know
Understanding Solar Energy Solutions
Water Conservation: The Next Step in Efficiency 
The Anatomy of a Green Home  (Part 1 - Health, Materials, Energy)    
The Anatomy of a Green Home (Part 2 - Water, Land)
What Does it Mean for a Home to be "Zero Energy"? 
For What It's Worth: Understanding the Appraisal Process
Discover the Sales Benefits of MLS Green Fields
Appraising Energy Efficient Homes
Valuing the Sun: Appraising Residential Solar PV Systems
Appraising Properties with ADUs
Building Science Toolkit for Home Inspectors

For complete descriptions of these courses, download the 2016 Education Catalog

Earth Advantage provides the following turn-key services (as needed):

Customized curriculum (manual, presentation, activities, resources)
Marketing templates
Administrative checklists
Registration management
Training for trainers 
Instructor access to online platform 
Training delivery 
Administration of online quizzes, accreditation exam, course evaluation 
Accreditation delivery (logos, online profile, marketing support)
State licensing or professional continuing education accreditation
 
For more information about licensing or partnering to deliver one of our courses, contact Ryan LaPoma at rlapoma@earthadvantage.org or 503.968.7160 x25.

Education Partners

Alabama

Arkansas

California

         

Georgia

        

Maryland







Massachusetts

Nevada

Oregon

Virginia

 

Washington


 

Washington D.C. 

   

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