Certifying Agents

Professional Credentials and Responsibilities

A Certifying Agent is an individual accredited by the Florida Green Building Coalition to evaluate a home with respect to the criteria contained in this Standard for the purposes of verifying that the qualifications for a Florida Green Home Designation have been achieved. A Certifying Agent must be an independent, third party verifier and cannot be on the payroll of any company that is responsible for the construction of the home, nor can the Certifying Agent stand to profit from the certification of the project. The Certifying Agent is entitled to be compensated for the verification work that they perform and may act as a consultant if their scope does not fall within the restricted conditions stated below.

How to Become an FGBC Certifying Agent

Certifying Agent Roles & Responsibilities

Certifying Agent Status Policy

FGBC Certifying Agent Requirements

All four requirements must be successfully completed in order to become an FGBC Certifying Agent.


One year experience in the home building industry: Verification of experience will require written references to such activity in at least one of the below listed professions:


14 hours of Green Home Construction Continuing Education completed in the last two years.


Successful completion of two-day Florida Green Home Certification Training and exam Register for the Course Today!!

Once you have completed the course you will need to contact Mary Evans at info@floridagreenbuilding.org to schedule the exam.


Complete the FGBC Certifying Agent Registration Form and submit to FGBC with your payment and supporting documentation.

All FGBC Certifying Agents are required to be members of FGBC.

FGBC Certifying Agents receive a certificate and identification card verifying their credentials.

What does the privilege of becoming a Certifying Agent allow?

As an accredited certifying agent you now have the ability to evaluate a home with respect to the criteria contained in the Florida Green Home Designation Standard.

Certifying Agent Roles & Responsibilities

The following constitutes a complete application:

Certifying Agent Status Policy

Any certifying agent that has taken the 2-day FSEC course and passed the exam no longer has to retake the course to become active again.

A maximum of 2 Certifying Agents may claim credit for a single project for the purpose of status

Active Status

Inactive Status

Expired Status