For over  15 years, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has provided professional development opportunities to over 15,000 green roof and wall industry professionals from around the world.  Our training courses receive over 90% approval ratings and are led by industry experts and course contributors.

Our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary courses support the development of the living architecture industry in North America by providing detailed information on topics such as:

  • green roof design, installation and maintenance;
  • green walls;
  • building-integrated agriculture;
  • integrated water management for buildings and sites;
  • ...and more!

See below for our current course schedule. Resource Manuals can also be purchased from the Green Infrastructure Store.

GRHC is an approved continuing education provider with AIA CES, LA CES, USGBC/GBCI, APLD, BOMI, CNLA, CCA, and RCI.

Green Roof Professional Training Courses

Distinguish yourself from other industry professionals with Green Roof Professional (GRP) training and accreditation! This comprehensive course set is designed to guide you through the unique journey of green roof design, installation, and maintenance - while providing the knowledge you need to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget. Earn confidence and credibility by learning the industry’s latest technical standards, best practices, and find out how to spot and avoid common problems.

Green Roof Professional (GRP) training is a flexible program comprised of three courses: Green Roof Design & Installation, Green Roof Waterproofing & Drainage, and Green Roof Plants & Growing Media. Each course has been carefully designed by experts to help you develop the knowledge you need to differentiate yourself within the market. Explore GRP training, and connect to North America’s fast-expanding green roof industry!

Whether you are an emerging professional or a seasoned expert, GRP training is organized to meet your learning needs, and is attainable through one any of the following options:




Austin, TX

Toronto, ON

New York City, NY

San Francisco, CA

Washington, D.C.

Net Zero Water for Buildings and Site



Additional Training Courses

Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture

Toronto, ON

Advanced Green Roof Maintenance

Toronto, ON

Green Roof Professional Accreditation Exams

Please note: GRP candidates must register two weeks in advance of exam dates.



Cancellation Policy

Registrations for regularly scheduled courses may be cancelled online or by contacting, up to THREE DAYS prior to the event. A $50 cancellation fee will apply. We regret that we cannot cancel a registration after that point.

For GRP accreditation exam changes or cancellations, please see the exam guidebook.

Please be advised that Green Roofs for Healthy Cities assumes no liability or responsibility for reimbursement of airfare, hotel, or any other travel related expenses incurred due to the postponement or cancellation of courses. We suggest contactuing us before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.