Green Star courses

There are two qualifications available under Green Star: Practitioners or Accredited Professionals.

Green Star Practitioner training is for professionals who don’t intend to make Green Star submissions, but need to be up-to-date with green building practice, and/or be able to work successfully within a Green Star project. This training provides a good understanding of the suite of Green Star tools, certification and assessment processes.

Green Star Accredited Professionals (GSAPs) have the skills to work on projects targeting Green Star ratings, and make high-quality submissions under the tool.

Green Star Practitioner training

This qualification shows knowledge leadership in healthy, less polluting green building practices.

This online course provides a good working knowledge of the Green Star categories and credits, the need-to-know requirements of working on a Green Star project, as well as the business case for green building.

After the course participants can take an exam to become a qualified Practitioner, which is a pre-requisite for attending the GSAP course.

Green Star Practitioner online training

Green Star Accredited Professional training

This qualification recognises an in-depth knowledge of Green Star and is perfect for industry professionals who intend to act as the core member of a Green Star project team and collate and manage Green Star project submissions.

Green Star Accredited Professional training focuses on teaching the skills to generate a high quality Green Star submission. It provides an in-depth knowledge of the tools of choice and a comprehensive understanding of the details required for a successful submission. 

Upcoming GSAP training

Benefits of a Green Star qualification:

  • An Accredited Professional or Practitioner logo
  • An online certificate that you can link to or embed in online media
  • Details listed in the Accredited Professional directory or Practitioner directory
  • A profile page on our website and special login access to the NZGBC website
  • A regular newsletter and information about upcoming events and training


MembersNon-memberFuture Thinker
Green Star Practitioner standalone $595$895$495
GSAP Design & As Built standalone$975$1540$915

Transition to Accredited Professional

Practitioners who wish to become Accredited Professionals can do so by completing the Accredited Professional training course and exam. These courses are normally held in Auckland, please check our educational training pages for the next course, or email to be added to the waitlist.  

If you are interested in becoming a GSAP in Communities or Performance, please get in touch with our friends at the GBCA or contact their page for more information on their online programme.


Becoming an Accredited Energy Modeller 

This form  is to be used by applicants to apply to be certified as an NZGBC Accredited Energy Modeller. All eligibility criteria must be met in order for an applicant to become accredited. The selection process is based on the quality of energy modelling reports and the modeller’s ability to explain their assumptions rather than the number of models submitted.

This form is to be submitted to the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) once the applicant has concluded that they are eligible to apply. If there are any concerns regarding the Energy Modeller Accreditation Process, applicants can approach the NZGBC with questions by emailing

Course waitlist

Interested in attending one of our training courses? Register your interest now and you will be added to our waitlist and notified once this becomes available.