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Professional Certification Programs in Environmental Systems, Alternative Energy, Green Building Training, Wind Energy Assessment, Natural Gas Production, Building Design, Solar Thermal, LEED-AP, Green Associate,
Photovoltaic (PV) and Business Management

Program 1- Certified Indoor Environmentalist

This designation demonstrates that you understand how to create healthy homes and buildings by preventing, diagnosing, and resolving indoor environmental problems. This class prepares you to pass the CIE examination through a series of video lectures on exam topics such as contaminants, health effects, building science, HVAC, equipment, assessments, mold remediation, and industry standards and guidelines. The course also covers practice questions in detail and provides a practice examination to ensure you succeed at becoming a Certified Indoor Environmentalist.

Program 2 -Green Building and Green Building Design Training Programs

We offer a number of programs in this area.   The first set of programs are offered through our Gatlin Partner. The two featured courses include the following:

The Principles of Green Buildings Online Training Program (32 hours) is designed to teach you the principles you must know in order to make buildings perform more efficiently. The program was developed and written in partnership with nationally recognized building science experts from Advanced Energy of North Carolina. The Principles of Green Buildings Online Training Program will also help prepare you for industry credentials for green building.

The Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments (PCBA) (30 hours) Online Training Program will give you a thorough understanding of the building assessment process. This intermediate program focuses on the skills you need to professionally conduct visual building inspections, perform diagnostic testing, determine residential building improvement opportunities, document a home's performance, prioritize improvements, and prepare a work scope that will guide the homeowner's decision-making process for making the improvements.  Link to Partner Portal

Through our Red Vector Portal we offer nearly 100 courses in Green Building Design and courses have been designed for the professional Engineer, Architect, and Contractor with custom courses for specific states like Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  In addition,  we offer LEED Training Courses, Green Associate, and Credential Maintenance Programs and Principles in Green Building Design.

Go Green Program (15 hours)- it is becoming a bit of a cliché but if you are building these days, you're building green. This 15 hour course package focuses the latest technologies in residential green building and remodeling. This package features some of our newest courses. Along with 10 hours of residential green building courses, there is an introductory course on LEED certification, a course for residential construction in coastal areas and a basic deck building course.

For LEED-AP  and Green Associate training related courses and prep exams.

Program 3- Energy Auditor Training Program – Residential and Commercial Training Programs

 An energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows in a building, process or system with the objective of understanding the energy dynamics of the system under study.  Typically, an energy audit is conducted to seek opportunities to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output(s). When the object of study is an occupied building then reducing energy consumption while maintaining or improving human comfort, health and safety are of primary concern. Beyond simply identifying the sources of energy use, an energy audit seeks to prioritize the energy uses according to the greatest to least cost effective opportunities for energy savings.   Programs in Alternative and Renewable Energy.

Program 4- Soil Science and Wetland Scientist Training

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. provides hands-on courses in soil morphology, soil science, hydric soils, land-based wastewater disposal, stormwater management, and hydrogeology through the Wilkes University, Continuing Education and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science Department.  Courses are offered for continuing education credits, professional development hours, Act 48 credit, and undergraduate/graduate credit. 

Program 5 - Project Management

Project Risk Management: PMI-RMP Exam Prep Program- This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Institute's PMI-RMP certification exam including exercises, self-assessments, and case studies along with exam taking tips and two full-length, 170-question practice exams covering the required four domains of risk management knowledge. Each risk management domain (Risk Communication, Risk Analysis, Risk Response Planning, Risk Governance) also includes a Best Practices section that explains how the content in that module can be used to improve learners' risk management practices.

Agile Certified Practitioner -This course is designed to prepare learners for the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam by exploring the methodologies, practices, tools, and techniques that Agilists need to master to become proficient practitioners. Students in this course will increase their knowledge of Agile concepts with interactive exercises, vocabulary games, flashcards, and video segments from experienced Agile practitioners. Each student's understanding of key Agile concepts and principles will be tested in several comprehensive module quizzes as well as in two 120-question practice exams designed to mirror the PMI certification exam process.

Other Management Programs - Six Simga, Technical Writing, Non-Profit Managemnet, Grant Management and More.

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