Obtain FE Points
If you are a Green Star Accredited Professional , Homestar Designer or Homestar Assessor, you are required to complete 10 further education (FE) points and pay a renewal fee every two years to retain your qualification. These points can be earned through a range of NZGBC and non-NZGBC activities.
While there are no requirements for FE points for Homestar and Green Star Practitioners, all professionals will be required to undertake refresher training when a major tool update is released.
How do I get FE points?
An FE point will be awarded for events, actions or programmes that:
enhance your own knowledge and understanding; or contribute to others’ knowledge and understanding, of sustainable built environments
enhance your own knowledge and understanding; or contribute to others’ knowledge and understanding, of the NZGBC rating tools
FE points are awarded only for activities with substantial educational content.
In order to be eligible for a qualification renewal, GSAPs or Homestar Assessors need to gain 10 FE Points - at least 6 from NZGBC activities - every two year renewal cycle.
Applications for recognition of an externally provided event must be accompanied by proof of attendance and a detailed copy of the programme content
Some externally provided programmes may be pre-approved. If so, these will be posted on the NZGBC website. Evidence of attendance will still be required.
If you hold one or more qualification in Green Star, you will only need to do 10 FE points total.
If you hold a Green Star and Homestar qualification, you will need to gain points for both qualifications.
How are FE points allocated?
2 points per instructional hour for all NZGBC courses
1 point per instructional hour for all approved NZGBC events and webinars
1 point for all approved non-NZGBC courses and events
6 points for full attendance at an NZGBC summit
If you are carrying out assessments under Homestar or Green Star, these may be used to contribute to your FE points.
Homestar - Homestar Assessors who submit one or more projects in the two year period can claim 4 points.
Green Star - Lead GSAPs on one or more registered projects in the two year period can claim 4 points. Assessors who complete 4 assessments in the two year period may claim 4 points.
How to apply
To request FE points:
- Download and complete the Education FE Points Claim Form.pdf
- Attach any required supporting evidence
- Email form and attachments to our Education Team
When your points are approved you will be notified and you will see the allocation on your website profile.