Education

A successful regenerative economy needs a well-trained and educated workforce ready to solve complex problems and implement the solutions they require. Southface’s sustainability course offerings support the development of a competitive green jobs sector.

Courses

Course Benefits:

Designed for a range of skill levels and learning paths, our trainings meet a variety of needs:

  • Providing professionals with new principles and building science techniques to enhance their career in the green building sector.
  • Providing continuing education opportunities for professional credential maintenance.
  • Engaging consumers and homeowners on sustainability and efficiency best practices.
  • Training is available on campus and online.

 

Areas of Focus:

  • Home Performance
  • Green Building Certification Programs
  • Health and Safety
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Energy Code

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

Southface is credentialed to provide CEUs from the credentialing organizations listed on this website and conforms to their curriculum requirements and is duly empowered to provide this content and any certifications associated with the course work. Southface is credentialed to provide CEUs from these organizations:

  • AIA
  • BOMA
  • BPI
  • Certified Professional Home Builder of Georgia
  • Georgia State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors
  • ICC
  • RESNET
  • USGBC
  • "As always I had another great experience recently at SWEET Center. The people of Southface are the best of the best, always helpful, courteous and professional. And the SWEET Center has one of the best setups for training in the business. With your help I nailed the field exam and I'm good to go for three more years."
    Donny Barber
  • "Thank you Southface... you made our lives easier! Every interaction with staff was professional, accommodating and supportive of our program goals. The instructors were consistently informative and engaging."
    Chris Burgess, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • "Southface has been able to give several certifications to setup a successful business and gives a constant means of progression when it comes to building science and energy efficiency. My business is successful because of Southface."
    Jack Wynn, Southern Home Energy Solutions

Online Learning

For those who can’t make it to one of our in-person trainings, Southface offers distance learning options. Build knowledge and earn continuing education credits through our online learning system of web-based trainings that are available anytime.

Workforce Development

Southface Institute’s trainings prepare participants for jobs in the expanding green workforce. From professional development skills to continuing education, our educational offerings give you the expertise to excel at projects that contribute to a regenerative economy.

Southface’s BIT Building credential program also offers three affordable career credentials for building professionals, owners and operators interested in sustainable operations and management best practices. Each BIT Building credential has a linked training and experience component, with one skill level building on the next.

Policies

By taking a Southface training, you are agreeing to Southface’s policies and procedures.

Exam Administration

Southface regularly proctors a variety of BPI – written field exams independent of our trainings. Testing sessions are available by request and are dependent upon proctor availability. Exam administration pricing varies.