Faq’s

The NAGAB Greenrealestate® designation has been developed by Canadians for Canadians. The curriculums content is proudly made in Canada , promotes Canadian cultural uniqueness and focuses on Canadian statistics.

To earn your NAGAB Greenrealestate® residential designation you must complete three core courses comprising 8 hours of instruction*, be actively engaged in the real estate profession, pay a one time $125.00 fee as well as submit an application and receive approval from the NAGAB.

The NAGAB Greenrealestate® Commercial designation will comprise three core courses and one elective course comprising 10 hours of instruction*, be actively engaged in the Commercial real estate profession, pay a one time $125.00 fee as well as submit an application and receive approval from the NAGAB.

Start by visiting membership and course info. There, you can choose a live seminar from the convenience of your office or at your local real estate board. You may also choose an online course, depending on which is more convenient for you. There is no specific order by which you should take the residential courses although most take HEE 001 first (Home Energy Efficiency). Commercial real estate representatives take Com 001 first. Please remember, that all designation courses must be taken within one year from start in order to be counted toward NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® Designations.

Residential and Commercial classroom courses are offered through and by the Greenrealestate® network of licensed course providers across Canada**, which includes real estate associations+, proprietary schools, and national franchises++. Unfortunately, we do not currently have course offerings in each province. However, more and more instructors are being certified to teach NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® designation courses, and more and more course providers are signing up to host the courses. Please be patient, and keep checking membership and course info.

**currently Calgary, Vancouver, Southern Ontario, Toronto. +Toronto Real Estate Board, Victoria real Estate Board, New Brunswick Real Estate Board, Hamilton Real Estate Board, Nova Scotia Real Estate Association, ++Royal Lepage Real Estate Services, Sutton Group.

Presently, four of NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® Residential courses are available online. You can access online courses through member and course info.

The 8-hour Core residential Course’s online program is $185. This includes a one year membership in the association ( a $60 value). You may also choose to purchase membership ($60), and courses individually. Courses are $60.00.

The 8-hour Core Commercial Course’s online program is currently $398. This includes a one year membership in the association ( a $60 value). You may also choose to purchase membership ($60), and courses individually. In class courses are currently $150 while online courses are currently priced at $125.

Elective course topics will include Greenrealestate® financing, marketing, ….. You can take as many of the elective courses as you like, but you are are required to complete one elective each year in order to maintain your Greenrealestate® Designation. There are 15 elective courses offeres at https://nagab.org/GreenEducationCourses.php.

Elective course topics will be offered through webinars, in class and online.

You have twelve months from the time of purchase to complete your online courses. In that time, you may log in and out of your account as many times as you like, and complete the course when it is convenient for you.

NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® Designation is the only one of its kind recognized by the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers (NAGAB).

As a prospective Greenrealestate® designee it is not possible to opt out of the educational requirements of the program. The association needs to guarantee that everyone who earns NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® designation and distinguishes himself or herself as a Greenrealestate® designee has the same core or baseline education from the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers. As you know, NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® Designation is the only training program of its kind developed by and for Canadians. It is therefore essential that all students complete course training from the NAGAB.

Yes, the courses are eligible for continuing education credit. Please check with your Provincial or local real estate board or association or check online by going to Continuing Education Credits on how many credits are available.

To be awarded NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® residential or commercial designations, you must have taken and passed the required courses, submitted your application, and had those documents approved. You will be notified when you have achieved NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® Designation.

Designees must be members (and maintain membership) in the National Association Of Green Agents and Brokers (NAGAB), must hold a valid real estate license and be a member of their National and Provincial Real Estate associations.

Annual dues are currently $60.00 for both residential and commercial designees.

Members are entitled to use of the NAGAB logo for promotional materials, regular updated hotsheets (concise summaries of important and timely green related articles of interest) receipt of a membership card and e-newsletter.)

Only designees are searchable from the public side of the website. In addition having your designation provides one with the latest Greenrealestate® information, authoritative research, resources, a searchable network for designees, marketing tools.

You will have access to member services when you have been informed by association that your application has been approved. You will then receive login information for the member services portion of the website, which contains marketing materials, the latest news and information, and a searchable network of members and Designees.

An extraordinary number of real estate representatives are interested in NAGAB’s Greenrealestate® Designation; therefore we ask for your patience as we process applications. If you have submitted your application and completed all your coursework, average processing time is two weeks.