GRHC’s Green Roof Professional Training (GRP) is the most prestigious credential in the green roof industry.
This course is a part of GRHC’s Green Roof Professional Training (GRP), the most prestigious credential in the green roof industry. Learn about all three Green Roof Professional Training options.
The third of three courses, Green Roof Plants and Growing Media will provide you with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It establishes design and implementation best management practices for plants and growing media in green roofs. You will also gain insight into the latest industry developments, technical standards and research findings, with reference to relevant examples and case studies.
Course tuition includes access to green roof expert, Patrick Carey, GRP, Hadj Design, and a detailed, 142-page Resource Manual .
After registering you will be provided with instructions to request your book and provide shipping information.
- Facilitate communication between the various professions involved in green roof design and implementation by acquainting participants with basic plant and growing medium design terminology.
- Identify performance criteria of green roof elements.
- Understand basic factors that influence plant and growing media design according to predetermined performance criteria.
- Determine factors that affect successful green roof plant and growing media design, installation and maintenance.
- Understand how to diagnose common problems with green roofs in order to remedy them.
Registration includes course-specific, 142-page Resource Manual to prepare for the GRP accreditation exam. Note: There is a separate exam registration fee of $495 which you will pay at the time of scheduling your in-person exam with GRHC.
Self-Paced Online Course
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. The course will not officially begin until the scheduled start date, but students are encouraged to work ahead when possible.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn a Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Self Report with Certificate: 7.5 AIA LU Credits, 7 LA CES Professional Development Hours, 7 BOMI Continuing Professional Development Points, 7 APLD Continuing Education Units, 7.5 GBCI credits (LEED Professionals), 7.5 RCI Continuing Education Hours
Being a GRP has offered our company an added level of professionalism when dealing with building owners, contractors and architects. The multi-discipline approach to the training has given us a great base for project oversight and filled in gaps in our vegetative roof knowledge.”
- Roger L. Bertolini - Limited Systems, LLC
The GRP accreditation program stands out as one of the most comprehensive and intelligently designed sustainability training courses I have taken. GRP accreditation gives my organization the knowledge and credibility to guide our clients through the benefits and proper implementation of a successful green roof.”
- Stefan Hansmire - Ncompass Construction LLC
This course is not for the faint-hearted. It required several hours of study every week, but as someone new to this field I came out of it with an excellent understanding of green roof design and installation techniques. The combination of lectures, materials and forum discussions was very effective. ”
- Julia Hitz, Bronx River Alliance
This self-pace course provided a very in-depth education on all the components and processes involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of green roofs. This course has provided me with the knowledge necessary to pursue the career I've always wanted and has given me confidence that I have the right skills to be a successful Green Roof Professional. ”
- Kloe Belush Masters Student, Indiana Universtity
I have taken many distance courses in the past, and the green roof professional course was the best distance/online course I have taken. The videos did an excellent job at explaining anything that might have been confusing from the course manuals. The content was very informative. I truly wish all courses were delivered as well as this course. ”
- Garratt Grenier Field Advisor, Tremco
Great introduction into the world of Green Roof Design, maintenance and installation!”
- Adriana Turczyn Graduate of Landscape Architecture
The course has valuable information and allows you to study remotely and mostly at your own pace. I'm very satisfied with the knowledge I have on green roofs after taking the course. ”
- Nanci Fioravanti Account Manager, The LaurelRock Company
This course offers more than enough knowledge and resources to become a green roof expert in a short amount of time. ”
- Megan Lynch Landscape Architectural Designer, Benner Landscape Architecture
It's a good basic course to introduce people to the roof gardens categories, methods and even bidding. Although once finished you definitely need to put all this knowledge in practice to reinforce it and, mainly, to start doing something useful for the people and for the nature. ”
- Julyo Espinoza Environmental Projects Coordinator
It was good to be part of the first online course. I expected some technical challenges as it was new to this format. I was pleased with the content and learned a lot. ”
- Ray Derbecker Chairman, Greenrise Technologies