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Maintain your qualification

All the information you need for renewing and keep your qualification up to date. 

Every year thousands of professionals are helping deliver better, healthier, more sustainable homes, buildings, and communities throughout Aotearoa. Our qualifications have been developed to ensure you are equipped with the latest knowledge and tools to deliver our certifications and support the wider industry and clients to build great spaces. 

With our certifications constantly reviewed and updated, we require those actively involved in supporting clients in compiling and submit assessments to keep up-to-date with the latest tools and requirements.

Continuous professional development (CPD) points

CPD points can be earned through a range of NZGBC and non-NZGBC activities. Points are awarded for actions or attending events and programmes that;

  • enhance your own knowledge and understanding; or contribute to others’ knowledge and understanding, of sustainable built environments
  • enhance your own knowledge and understanding; or contribute to others’ knowledge and understanding, of the NZGBC rating tools

CPD points are awarded only for activities with substantial educational content. Some external events that provide CPD points are pre-approved and will be posted on our website. For external events proof of attendance is required. 

  • 2 points per instructional hour for all NZGBC courses
  • 1 point per instructional hour for all approved NZGBC events and webinars
  • 1 point for all approved non-NZGBC courses and events
  • 6 points for full attendance at an NZGBC summit

In order to be eligible for a qualification renewal, GSAPs or Homestar Assessors need to gain 10 CPD Points - at least 6 from NZGBC activities - during the two-year renewal cycle.

If you are carrying out assessments under Homestar or Green Star, these may be used to contribute to your CPD points.

Homestar

Homestar Assessors who submit one or more projects in the two year period can claim 4 points.

Green Star

Lead GSAPs on one or more registered projects in the two year period can claim 4 points. Assessors who complete 4 assessments in the two year period may claim 4 points.

If you hold one or more qualification in Green Star, you will only need to gain 10 CPD points total.

If you hold a Green Star and Homestar qualification, you will need to gain 10 points for each qualification

To request CPD points:

  1. Download and complete the Education FE Points Claim Form

  2. Attach any required supporting evidence

  3. Email form and attachments to our Professional Development Team

When your points are approved you will be notified and you will see the allocation on your website profile.

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Qualification renewal requirements and costs

Different qualifications have varying renewal periods and pricing. Checkout the sections below for full pricing relevant to your qualification

Green Star qualification renewals are due every year.

Green Star Accredited Professionals (GSAPs) are required to complete 10 CPD points in order to be eligible for renewal.

Green Star Associates are required to complete 6 CPD points in order to be eligible for renewal.

Renewal fees - Green Star Associate 

  • NZGBC member - $100

  • Non-member- $150

Renewal fees - Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP)

  • NZGBC member - $150

  • Non-member- $225

You will be emailed an invoice one month before your qualification is due to expire if you have completed the renewal requirements.

Homestar renewals are due every year.

Homestar Designers are required to complete 10 CPD points in order to be eligible for renewal.

Homestar Assessors are required to complete 12 CPD points in order to be eligible for renewal.


Renewal fees - Homestar Designer

  • NZGBC member - $100

  • Non-member- $150

Renewal fees - Homestar Assessor

  • NZGBC member - $150

  • Non-member- $225

You will be emailed an invoice one month before your qualification is due to expire if you have completed the renewal requirements.

NABERSNZ qualification renewals are due every year.

NABERSNZ Accredited Assessors are required to complete 6 CPD points in order to be eligible for renewal.

There is no renewal fee for NABERSNZ Practitioner qualification 

Renewal fees - NABERSNZ Assessor

  • NZGBC member & non-member -  $455

You will be emailed an invoice one month before your qualification is due to expire if you have completed the renewal requirements.

 

HomeFit renewals are due every year. 

While there are no requirements for FE points for HomeFit Assessors, all professionals will be required to undertake refresher training when a major tool update is released.

Renewal fees - HomeFit Assessor

  • NZGBC member - $150

  • Non-member - $225

You will be emailed an invoice one month before your qualification is due to expire. Maintaining the qualification is essential for your app subscription, if you fail to pay your renewal, access to the assessor app will be denied.

If you have any questions regarding maintaining your qualification, please get in touch.

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