Schedules of upcoming SBA Programs

Spring  2015 (NYC Only)
3 month (14-week) format
3/27/15 –  6/20/15

Fall  2015
3 month (14-week) format
9/11/15 –  12/5/15

About Sustainable Building Advisor Program

The Sustainable Building Advisor Program is one of the longest running and most effective green building education programs in the industry. We have been providing sustainable building training for professionals in green building strategy since before LEED accreditation was launched. We aim to increase the capacity of green building professionals in the industry by offering a comprehensive program to working professionals.

Today our students include working professionals in the fields of architecture, interior design, civil engineering, real estate, construction contracting, project managing, urban planning, and others. Many of our students are transitioning their careers into the green industry, while others enroll simply to deepen their knowledge about sustainability and its daily applications to home, work and the world in which we live.

The SBA Program simultaneously maintains both a national and local focus. For example, the three-month certificate program is certified nationally and taught by local experienced professionals. Students benefit from this combination because instructors have personal experience in building and regulating the local green landscape and, at the same time, these experts supplement the national curriculum with their regional knowledge and examples. It is worth noting that the Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) is recognized internationally, particularly in Canada where SBA classes are offered by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC).

About the SBA Certification Program

The SBA program leads to certification – the CSBA (Certified Sustainable Building Advisor).

Since 2005, more than 1000 students in the US and Canada have graduated from the SBA program to become Certified Sustainable Building Advisors.

The SBA Program offers courses at three different times of the year: Spring, Summer and Fall. During the Spring and Fall schedules, classes meet every other week (Fridays and Saturdays) over 14 weeks. For the Summer schedule, classes meet every week for 8 weeks, ending mid-July (and excepting the 4th of July holiday). Each course meets the required 6 academic units (90 contact hours) requirement.

It is offered in Canada and in the following US cities: Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle.


Lifelong Education Institute

Lifelong Education Institute

The SBA Program is part of LEI offerings. Lifelong Education Institute® (LEI), based in San Francisco, is an institution of higher education dedicated to offering programs that cultivate lifelong learning, foster creativity and innovation, and instill an authentic appreciation for diversity and cultural differences.

LEI believes that the discovery, advancement, and application of knowledge should contribute to the protection of the environment, nurture the well-being of individuals and families, and promote understanding among peoples and nations.