Frequently Asked Questions about the Certified Eco–Professional Programs
Why is the Certified Eco–Professional program better than an ECO Broker designation?
We don't comment on other programs other than to say any organization that helps develop and sponsor an understanding of the environment and how to reduce our impact on the environment is good to have around.
CEP is different than all other programs; it focuses on environmental issues, as well as those issues which affect the pocket book of everyone
It carries a different tone and ties back into a less commercialized website and organization.
We teach in a classroom setting not online, and all our instructors are personally trained by Peter Lytle the Executive Director of LGLS Institute and are living the green life themselves.
Is the Certified Eco–Professional program connected at all with National Association of Realtors or Canadian Real Estate Association?
No the Certified Eco–Professional program is an independent program. LiveGreenLive Smart™ has a licensing distribution agreement with CSP™ staging training program.
Can I use the logo on my marketing material?
After graduation you receive a file with the logo and parameters for use in marketing material and website
Will I be listed in a directory?
All approved graduate CEP’s will be listed on the site LiveGreen site and on CSP live green directory; there is no fee for this additional marketing opportuntiy
Can I have access to information for my marketing and website content?
As a graduate of the Certified Eco–Professional program you will be granted permission to copy content (copy or photos) from the Live Green, Live Smart web site free of charge. You may also link directly to CSP LiveGreen information page
What about updates?
You will be notified of advanced training options and information changes as they develop
Does My certification expire?
Yes after two years
Will I get notification of my license expiration?
Yes, by e-mail, also notices of classes and updates
The requirements to earn a certification as a Certified Eco–Professional
- The participant must reside in either Canada or the United States
- Must be licensed by a national certifying agency and have liability insurance if they provide services.
- Exclusive for licensed brokers, real estate agents, sales people, builders, home inspectors, home stagers, decorators and professional organizers.
- You must comply with the CEP license and criteria terms which are on the registration form.
- You must complete the course work and the independent study program.
Note: The course is available to the public, however, certification is only available if you meet the above requirements.