Green Star courses

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

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 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 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

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.

Upcoming Green Star Practitioner 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


Member Non-memberFuture Thinker
Green Star Practitioner standalone
GSAP Design & As Built standalone$895$1100$795
GSAP Design & As Built bundle$1490$1895$1290

Transition to Accredited Professional

Practitioners who wish to become Accredited Professionals can do so by completing the Accredited Professional training course and exam. 

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.