Beetle Green Consulting & Education

The Sustainable Building Advisor Certification

The Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Certification is a 9-month program that provides working professionals in the building industry with practical skills and a strong understanding of green and sustainable building practices.

The SBA Certification is designed for practicing professionals (builders, designers, building operators, planners, architects, engineers, etc.) wishing to apply sustainable concepts to the buildings they design, develop, and construct - buildings that are energy and resource efficient, provide healthy working and living environments, and are environmentally responsible and cost-effective.

The course covers 8 units (Energy Efficient Design, Indoor Environmental Quality, Water & Site Design, etc) and is taught by many local expert instructors. The course format consists of interactive classroom seminars, guest presenters, hands-on activities and field trips. The advantage of this course is that it creates the opportunity for face-to-face learning from experienced professionals over a period of many months. It also provides the opportunity to gain experience advising on an existing local sustainable building project.

Individuals successfully completing the SBA certification become eligible to take the Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) Exam. Successful passage of the exam entitles the individual to use the designation of CSBA. The certifying body for the certification is the SBA Institute.   

Over 1250 students have graduated from the program and since 2005, over 850 have passed the professional exam to become Certified Sustainable Building Advisors.

The SBA course is recognized by many other organizations:
  • GBCI recognizes the SBA for 100 CE maintenance credits                         (2 years worth for LEED APs)*
  • AIA recognizes the SBA program as 100 Learning Units
  • SAA has approved the course for Architect continuing education          (AAA, AIBC & OAA have also approved it)  
Beetle Green is currently enrolling for 2014 in both Regina and Saskatoon.

For more information, call Sarah at (306) 351-8775 or email

* If you have questions about the differences between LEED accreditation and SBA Certification, click here to see how they compare.


                              Regina Spring 2014 SBA Class dates
                             Saskatoon Fall 2014 SBA Class dates
Click here to register for the SBA now

Spring 2014             Regina SBA Class

Course Dates

  • January 2014


Registration Fees:

    $2,350       Until Nov 22

    $2,550       Nov 23 - Dec 20 

    $2,750       After Dec 20 

Fall 2014             Saskatoon         SBA Class

Course Dates

  • September 2014


Registration Fees:

   Until Jul 18          $2,350

    Jul 19 - Aug 15     $2,550

    After Aug 15          $2,750

Register early as space is limited.

Your seat in the course is reserved once registration is complete. To complete registration, fill out this online registration form and then submit payment to Beetle Green Consulting and Education.

Refund Policy:

A full refund is available up until 14 days prior to class start. After that, a 10% cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds.