The SHP training allows participants to earn the designation of an accredited Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP)
Participants must attend all six SHP modules, complete in-class assignments, and deliver a final presentation in order to earn the SHP designation. Earth Advantage provides SHP designation logos, a listing on the designated professional registry, and marketing support to help SHPs gain visibility as informed green building professionals.
The first in-person, 84-hour SHP designation training was offered in 2008. SHP has been delivered live 20+ times across Oregon and is now available on-demand online across the Northwest. The SHP designation is complementary to other industry credentials (LEED AP/GA, SBA, CPHC, BPI, HERS, etc.) and offers a regionally-specific and customized training experience for building professionals across OR, WA, MT & ID. SHPs are architects, builders, developers, remodelers, raters/verifiers, subcontractors, planners, engineers, third-party program staff, real estate professionals, educators, and building operators who prioritize whole system thinking and sustainable practices.