Professional Credentials

About our Sustainable Transportation Professional (STP) credentialing program

The Greenroads Sustainable Transportation Professional (STP) Credentials are designed to confer real “street cred” to real people.

You may be a bold leader in the field. You may be the champion of your projects' greenness every day. You may have substantial experience in environmental compliance from many years on site and a great tan. Or you may be a huge fan of environmental review. Maybe you are a stellar communications person for public involvement. Or the public works director. Or that guy who washes all the recyclables with water AND soap and breaks down all the cardboard boxes before they go in the bin. Maybe you're a parent, thinking about your legacy. If so, are you the person people turn to when they think: how in the world can you green a road? We think so.

This means that you, the Candidate, probably desire to demonstrate to others in your field that you are one of a distinct class of people with a comprehensive understanding of green transportation. One of the best ways to demonstrate this knowledge is by completing a standardized exam to add some cool letters after your name. The next best thing is to do something with those letters, and that's how our program works.

STP Level 1 - Community Advocate

Fundamentals of Sustainable Transportation. The Level 1 STP (Brown Badge) is the entry level STP credential. Greenroads offers this credential to raise the bar for sustainability across our membership and project teams, and to provide a uniform platform for communicating about sustainable transport between our members and the global transportation industry. Someone who is involved at a high level in sustainable transportation work may be interested in this credential because it addresses high-level ideas and broad concepts. This exam is currently open!

This level of credential is no longer eligible to earn points on Greenroads Projects as of April 1, 2016. Exceptions are individuals who passed prior to March 31, 2016 and have current credentials in good standing, or are working on projects registered prior to July 1, 2015. Lapsed badges will need to upgrade to Level 2, or may opt to maintain Level 1 only as desired.

STP Level 2 - Project Associate

Fundamentals of Greenroads. The Level 2 STP (Orange Badge) is the second level credential exam. This test covers details of the Rating System specifically in its current version. Someone who wants to work on Registered Greenroads Projects will be interested in having this credential because it demonstrates that you know how the credits and categories work within the Project Rating Program. This exam is currently open!

This level of credential is required to earn points on Greenroads Version 2 Projects as of April 1, 2016. Level 1 STPs working on v2 Projects should check the expiration date of their credential, and are recommended to upgrade regardless of standing due to their active project.

STP Level 3 - Project Manager

Greenroads Project Manager. [In development, expected by end of May 2016]. The Level 3 STP (Blue Badge) covers details of project-based knowledge for developing and delivering a sustainable transportation project using Greenroads. This credential is intended to represent the most experienced professionals who work actively on developing, designing or constructing Greenroads projects. The Blue Badge STPs are people that really know how to manage a Greenroads project for success.

Exam Requirements

  1. The STP must complete an online written assessment on basic concepts for project development and project delivery of Greenroads projects.
  2. The STP must participate in a field-audit of a project site in person (with a designated proctor), and present a valid photo ID.
  3. The STP must prepare a written summary of the field-audit online (styled as a daily report online and Greenroads Scorecard) following the field-audit, including photodocumentation.
  4. The STP must address any comments from the examiner for any written portions of the exam and the field audit.
  5. The STP must have passed the STP Level 1 and 2 exams prior to being formally passed as a Level 3 STP.

Eligibility Requirements

Meet any two of the following:

  • Completion of Level 3 STP Workshop (Greenroads 301/302)
  • Previous experience on a Registered Greenroads Project
  • Level 2 STP in good standing
  • By special invitation (including automatic invitation for high scores on Level 1, Level 2)

STP Level 4 - White Badge

Affiliate Development Program. More information coming soon about this year-long training program. Here are some tidbits.

  • 200 hours minimum for course completion
  • A minimum of 12 project assignments (one per month)
  • Live trainer office hours once a month
  • Must have Level 3.
  • Must have project experience.
  • Invitation only.

Credential Maintenance

STPs at all levels are responsible for keeping their contact information up to date if you change companies, or move.

The easiest way to maintain your credential and stay involved with Greenroads is to maintain an individual membership subscription. Upgrade your membership and keep your account up to date on your personal profile by logging in with your Greenroads username and password (at the top right of this page).

We believe in simplicity, expecially for credential maintenance. All Greenroads STP credentials require ongoing maintenance which can be satisfied through:

  • Paying a biannual renewal fee of $100 for each badge level earned. (Note all Alpha class STPs expire on December 31, 2015.)
  • Repeating most recent exam level every two years (may not retake same version).
  • Attending STP-only refresher webinars, other educational courses, or recorded webinars (especially in conjunction with Manual updates)
  • Project participation. Keep your STP active by working on a registered project or register one yourself, and earn points for your team.
  • Volunteering a minimum number of hours per year for Greenroads (participate in committees, research, local advocacy, help out at events or the office, and many other ways)

You will receive a reminder notice 60 days in advance of expiration. If none of the above items are satisfied upon your renewal date, your name will be deactivated and removed from the STP Directory.

Register for Exams

Sign up for the STP Exams here.

Renew Your STP Credentials

Keep your badge up to date by working on projects, volunteering, and staying up to date.