Senior Certified Sustainability Professional

This Online Training Program will prepare you for an exciting career as a leader in the green-collar economy.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Trainer name : Angie Coats

Duration : 110 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

About the course

The Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Online Training Program will prepare you for an exciting career as a leader in the green-collar economy. As a certified sustainability professional, you’ll be responsible for setting the course and coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy. Millions of new jobs in this rapidly growing sector will be available to people who set themselves apart from the crowd by earning the professional credentials and skills they need to lead sustainable business practices.


Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • Establish and maintain a green procurement strategy
  • Apply the principles of environmentally preferred purchasing, design for environment, eco-control systems, and sustainable business practices
  • Indentify corporate social responsibility strategies to meet organizational needs
  • Develop and use Environmental Management System (EMS) practices
  • Select and effectively use a variety of environmental accounting methods
  • Improve product positioning using the green marketing-mix principles
  • Organize and sequence carbon strategies using the World Resource Institute protocol
  • Improve operational sustainability through greening the logistics and supply chain
  • Plan continued organizational sustainability strategies as an internal or external consultant

Course Extention

Upon registering, you are given an initial twelve months to complete this program.  Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, an extension of one month is available with a fee of $25.

Computer Requirements:

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection (high-speed Internet is highly recommended). In addition, you'll need to have Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader, Flash Player, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).

Course eligibility


There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but before enrolling, you should have basic keyboarding and computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail. You should also have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended).

This program is for professionals working in or preparing for leadership roles tasked to support the sustainable business practices and goals of their organization.

I would like to be contacted regarding this course

Course Content

Green Purchasing Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Green Procurement
  • Design for Environment (DfE) Principles
  • International Green Labeling
  • Green Product Standards
  • Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP)
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Green Purchasing Program Development

Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Sustainable Development
  • The Business Case for Sustainability
  • Organizational Roles and Functional Influences
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability in Major Business Sectors
  • The U.S. Green Building Council and LEED
  • Introduction to Environmental Science

Carbon Strategies

  • Introduction to the World Resources Institute (WRI) Protocol
  • Developing a Climate Strategy
  • Supporting Green House Gas Reductions
  • Tracking Emissions and Reporting
  • Tools and Best Practices Every Organization Should Know About
  • The Green Supply Chain's Carbon Footprint
  • Developing a Carbon Policy

Environmental Management Systems: EMS (ISO 14001)

  • Introduction to the ISO 14000 Series
  • The ISO 14001 Standard
  • Strategic Environmental Management
  • Corporate Environmental Management: Eco-Control Systems
  • Environmental Management in Developing Countries

Environmental Accounting 101

  • Emerging Requirements
  • Environmental Accounting Framework
  • Environmental Management Accounting
  • Environmental Financial Accounting
  • Ecological Accounting
  • Eco-Efficiency Information Management

Green Marketing and Sales Force Essentials

  • Corporate Environmentalism
  • Greening the Marketing Mix
  • Green by Design
  • Communicating Green With Impact
  • Eco-Innovation: Rethinking Future Products
  • Case Studies

Green Transportation: 12 Best Practices

  • Green Transportation and Logistics
  • Building Energy Efficiency in 3PL Operations
  • Greater Sustainability in Distribution Operations
  • The EPA SmartWay Program
  • Green Fleet Management
  • Best Practice Case Studies

Sustainability Leader: First 180 Days to Success

  • Defining the Performance Requirements
  • Prioritizing Transition Initiatives
  • Developing Key Internal Relationships
  • Managing the Green Organizational Change
  • Mapping Staff Capabilities

Advanced Green Purchasing

  • Philosophy of Sustainable Design
  • The Elements of Green Design Methodology
  • The Technologies and Components of Sustainable Design
  • Design for Environment Engineering
  • Alternate Material Strategies

The Sustainability Consultant

  • Green Consulting 101
  • Conducting the Sustainable Needs Assessment
  • Solving Client Problems: Guide to Troubleshooting
  • Increasing Client Effectiveness
  • Performance Improvement Strategies


Write Your Own Review

Write your review here (required)

Is the price of course overrated?
would you recommend this course to others?
Is duration of the course sufficient enough?
Did you like the faculties?
What would you prefer in future classroom or online learning?

Disclaimer: The contents of the course & Institute are obtained from the institute’s website by automated scraping or manual updates. For the latest information, please refer the institute website directly. For any discrepancies in the content, contact us at