Certifying Agent is an individual accredited by the Florida Green Building Coalition to evaluate a home with respect to the criteria contained in this Standard for the purposes of verifying that the qualifications for a Florida Green Home Designation have been achieved. A Certifying Agent must be an independent, third-party verifier and cannot be on the payroll of any company that is responsible for the construction of the home, nor can the Certifying Agent stand to profit from the certification of the project. The Certifying Agent is entitled to be compensated for the verification work that they perform and may act as a consultant if their scope does not fall within the restricted conditions stated below.
CERTIFYING AGENT ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Applications for certification must be complete and submitted by an FGBC Registered Certifying Agent in “Active” status.
- FGBC reserves the right to return incomplete applications to the Certifying Agent without review.
The following constitutes a complete application:
- Completed FGBC Home Standard Checklist
- The FGBC Green Home Standard Application and checklist must be filled out in its entirety including builder information and signature, complete address of the home, and Certifying Agent information and signature.
- Certifying Agent Financial Interest Disclosure Form for each Agent/Builder relationship.
- Any required submittals for elected points.
- Check made payable to FGBC for the correct green home processing fee.
CERTIFYING AGENT STATUS POLICY
Any certifying agent that has taken the 2-day FSEC course and passed the exam no longer has to retake the course to become active again.
A maximum of 2 Certifying Agents may claim credit for a single project for the purpose of status
- Up to date on fees and have certified at least one home according to the newest version of the Green Home Certification Standard
- Attendance at 50% or more Homes Standards meetings will count as newest version certification for active status.
- Up to date on fees but have not certified at least one home according to the newest version of the Green Home Certification Standard.
- Must review the new standard update video/course. There is no charge for this. Just an update on the new standard.
- Not up to date on fees and have not certified homes in over 3 total years.
- Must be current on membership and certifying agent fees.
- Must take the Home Specialist Course and pass the exam. This is an online course and there is a fee of $150.