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Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) Certificate Program

GPRO is North America’s top program for teaching the people who build, renovate and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability, combined with techniques they can use on the job the very next day.

The University of Miami GPRO Certificate Program is customized for the climate and regional needs of South Florida. Participants learn to use building metrics to reduce operating costs, improve occupancy rates and raise tenant satisfaction. This knowledge enables them to implement leading-edge practices that reduce energy, water use and waste, plus make buildings healthier and safer for occupants.

Offered in partnership with the Urban Green Council, an affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the GPRO certificate course is taught by GPRO-certified University of Miami instructors who are experienced professionals in the construction industry and are well-informed about sustainability issues. The program is offered through the University of Miami’s Office of Professional Advancement, in partnership with the UM College of Engineering’s Master of Science in Construction Management Program.

Fundamentals of Building Green is 4 hours, and Operations & Maintenance Essentials is 12 hours. In order to be eligible to take the GPRO certificate exam, participants must attend all hours of both courses.The price for the full certificate program, including Building Green and Operations & Maintenance Essentials, is $1,995.00, with an additional $195 for course materials, including the exam fees. If a student needs to retake an exam, an additional retake fee of $25 will apply.

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