Our GPRO Electrical Systems is a Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) course that is offered by George Brown College Continuing Education in partnership with the Urban Green Council and includes the GPRO certificate exam. This is the Urban Green Council description: "GPRO Electrical Systems (GPRO EL) digs into the latest innovations in the electrical industry and how they lead to increased efficiency and cost savings. New technologies and practices are compared to conventional approaches, allowing participants to understand their direct role in improving building performance. GPRO EL is ideal for a range of professionals in the electrical industry, including subcontractors, installers and technicians. Students learn about economic opportunities for the electrical industry; the role of electrical systems within the “whole-building” approach; improving efficiencies in lighting and HVAC; new technologies for distributed generation; using benchmarking and other tools to maintain building performance; the electrician’s role in the building commissioning process; retrofitting existing buildings with energy-efficient technologies; and green bidding issues for electricians." For information about GPRO EL, visit the GPRO web site.
This course qualifies you for 10 American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) continuing education credits. For more information, visit the Urban Green GPRO frequently asked questions web page. This course has also been recognized as Gold Seal accredited training by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).
You must have a theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with electrical systems in the construction and building industry.
On the GPRO certificate exam day, you will receive an email with a link to an online exam. You will have three days from the day you receive the email to complete the exam. Exams will be 50 multiple-choice questions but will be open book. You will have 75 minutes to complete the exam. The passing grade for online exams is 80%. You will receive your score and GPRO certificate (if applicable) via email once they are processed.
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