Our GPRO Plumbing course 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.
Urban Green description: By improving water efficiency in buildings, plumbers play a particularly important role in the high-performance building process and help conserve a precious natural resource. GPRO Plumbing (GPRO PL) teaches participants about the economic advantages of water-efficient technologies and practices. Participants leave with knowledge they can apply to any plumbing job the very next day. GPRO PL is ideal for a range of professionals in the plumbing industry including subcontractors, installers and technicians. Students learn the key differences between green and conventional plumbing products and work practices; improving water distribution systems; how to interpret Energy Guide and water use rating systems; maintenance issues on common green fixtures, appliances, and systems; retrofitting existing buildings with water-efficient technologies; the plumber’s role in the building commissioning process; and green bidding issues for plumbers. For more information about 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).
Course Delivery Method:
This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn/Collaborate while college buildings are closed. Additionally, 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.
You must have a theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with plumbing systems and techniques.