1. What are the requirements for Green Specialist training?
This program is for everyone who wants to make a contribution to reverse the trends that are undermining our future. As a Certified Green Specialist ™, you will have the background and resources needed to help others evaluate green products and energy systems that contribute to healthful living, and demonstrate environmental responsibility.
2. What are the requirements for Green Designer training?
The Green Designer training is for those already involved in some aspect of the design field. As a Certified Green Designer ™, you can help make the practice of green design an industry standard. Your certification tells your customers about your qualifications and professionalism.
3. Do I need computer skills?
Only basic computer skills are required to complete the online courses, but you must be connected to the internet.
4. How will I work with my new certification?
This program will give you the information you need to launch a new business, or enhance an existing career.
5. How do I find clients?
You advertise and promote your consulting business locally in your area. BecomingGreen, Inc.ís marketing kit provides each Green Specialist and Green Designer with helpful tools, such as a business card template and client handouts.
6. How often do you offer training?
Our courses are completely online. They are self-paced and on-demand. A registered participant will have a user name and password that will give him access to his courses wherever there is an internet connection available.
7. Is there a test?
Yes, there is a test that you must pass to obtain your certification. The test for Green Advantage certification is offered by Green Advantage for an additional fee.
8. How long do I have to take a course?
Our courses have different lengths. Some would take approximately 16 hours, another may be 24 hours. However, we allow a period of 90 days to complete any of our courses. If at the end of the 90-day period you have not completed a course, contact the office for a personalized evaluation for an extension of time allowed.
9. I have never participated on an online course. What is the best way to approach the task?
When studying online, it is particularly important to be self-motivated and able to work independently, but you should approach your course with the same level of focus that you apply to your work.
Take some time at the beginning of the course to plan your study schedule. Set aside the time you need to complete the work and set a specific time during the week when you will work on your studies. The advantage of learning online is that you can decide when and where you want to study. Find a quiet place in which to work and make sure that family and colleagues know not to disturb you when you are working on your course.
It should be relatively easy to get used to working online.