Certification versus CEUs
Some of our online courses prepare students for certification and some provide continuing education. The certification courses are usually more than 32 hours of effort or 32 continuing education units (CEUs). Continuing education courses require 4, 8, or 16 CEUs or hours of effort.
Third-party certifiers like BPI, RESNET, and NATE offer valuable certifications. Certifications require passing a proprietary knowledge exam. Some certifications also require a field exam. Some energy programs require or recommend these certifications. Saturn’s online learning prepares your employees for the certification exams, both knowledge and field.
Self Certification: Badges
Badges are web-enabled credentials. Moodle can manage badges awarded to your students. Badges contain meta-data such as CEUs, test scores, and achievements. Badges can vary in level: gold, silver, bronze, and in topic: Energy Auditing, HVAC, Building Envelope, for example. Badges build students' digital resumes. With skillful badge design, we can motivate your students to climb a ladder of education and achievement.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Building Performance Institute (BPI)
- Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
- North American Technical Excellence (NATE)
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)