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No, GBU is a continuing education and professional training provider for the construction industry. While GBU does not offer degrees, we do send course completion information to association partners, awarding the CEUs predetermined for each course.

Membership, courses, and exams are 100% free. We will never bill you for using our services.


Click here to complete the registration form to gain access to all courses.

GBU is powered by Hanley Wood University; therefore your username and password will be the same for both sites.

Check "Remember me" when logging in to your account.

Registration is necessary to take a course and to ensure proper reporting of credits to the associations.

Once you've logged in, click the profile link (small gear icon) by your name in the upper right hand corner.)

Anyone can take a Greenbuild University course. Non-GBCI or Non-AIA members can print a certificate of completion for their records, to verify credits earned.

Only course sponsors will have access to membership information for those members who have started and completed their course(s).

Once you've logged in, click the profile link (small gear icon) by your name in the upper right hand corner.

Once you've logged in, click the profile link (small gear icon) by your name in the upper right hand corner.


The black navigation bar across the top of the screen allows you to browse our courses in several ways.

  1. My Courses - you can see any courses that you have previously enrolled - when you started, when you completed and a link to download your certificate.
  2. All Courses - browse all our education and training courses. Once on this screen, you can further segment by Credits, Topic, or Course Sponsor.
  3. Featured Courses - browse our "newest" or "hottest" trending courses. Once on this screen, you can further segment by Credits, Topic, or Course Sponsor.

You can search for courses on Greenbuild University by using keywords or phrases in the "Search" box found on the upper-right corner of all pages (under the Sign In/Sign Out button). You will receive a list of all courses that include your keywords in either their title or description.

  1. If you are not already registered, click the "enroll" course button in the course description.
  2. Go to My Course page, find the course.
  3. Click the "launch" button

An official statement from the AIA: Recognizing that sustainable design practices have become a mainstream design intention in the architectural community, the AIA Board of Directors voted to allow the sustainable design education requirement to sunset at the end of calendar year 2012. AIA members will no longer need to complete the sustainable design requirement to fulfill their AIA continuing education. For 2013 and beyond, AIA members are required to satisfy a minimum of 18 LUs per year. Of this total, 12 must meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) criteria

Most of the courses found on Greenbuild University have audio, but not all do. The audio will automatically begin when the course is launched. Be sure your speakers are on and the volume is turned up. If you still cannot hear the audio, be sure that you computer's audio settings are not set to MUTE. As a last resort, you can always close and re-start the course.

Course exams begin automatically after the course has been completed.

If you fail the quiz, you can retake it as many times as is necessary for you to pass it.

On the Results page, click on the Retry Quiz button to retake the quiz.


All credits are reported to the AIA/CES Records Office for AIA members. If you think you are missing a credit, please contact Greenbuild University at

Due to different requirements of each state board, we can currently only report to the AIA. Keep your Certificates of Completion on file for your state licensing requirements.

An exam score of 80% or higher is considered a passing grade. If you do not score an 80%, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to pass.

Once you've registered for a course, it will appear within the My Course dashboard.

Once you've completed a course and passed its exam (with a score of 80% of higher), it will appear within the My Courses dashboard. Under "Certificates" click the Download link to view and print a certificate for the course.



Greenbuild University will run best if your set-up meets the following minimum requirements.

  1. Macromedia Flash Player 10 or later, and one of the following browsers:
    1. Windows: Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
    2. Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome
    3. Linux: Firefox 1.x and later

  2. HTML5:
    1. Google Chrome 14 or later on Windows or Mac
    2. Safari 5.1 or later on Mac
    3. Mobile Safari in Apple iOS 5.0 or later on iPad/iPhone

  3. Apple iOS: Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 5.0 or later on iPad
  4. Android: Articulate Mobile Player

If you don't have a Flash player installed or you have uninstalled the Flash player, download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player, which is available at the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

The best way to open and play the courses is by using Google Chrome, and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher.



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