SITES | Developing Sustainable Landscapes

Become an expert in SITES® and sustainable landscape design, development and management.

Courses are available for free, a la carte or through a subscription. This page is your starting point for official education on the Sustainable SITES Initiative® and the SITES rating system. We are continuously developing content; keep an eye on the USGBC Education Catalog for new courses.


Continuing education hours — These courses can count toward the 30 hours (24 general and six SITES specific) you need to maintain your SITES AP credential every two years. Courses are general unless listed as SITES specific.

For more information about your SITES AP credential maintenance, review the Credential Maintenance Guide.

USGBC course catalog

SITES education also is available a la carte or via a USGBC course catalog subscription (available for $199, and discounted at $175 for USGBC members). A subscription gives you access to over 1,000 green building and sustainability courses. Automated reporting for GBCI and AIA continuing education credits are available.

Subscribe to the USGBC course catalog