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    Senior Certified Sustainability Professional

    Course code: SUS-SCSP-01


    Additional information

    110 Hours
    Duration: 6 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

    If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    Our certified sustainability professional training equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a career in the rapidly growing field of sustainability. Energy availability is a global concern. Sustainability ensures ample supplies of energy to meet our needs today and in the future. Sustainability is a complex subject, involving science, technology, economics, politics, the environment, national security, and many other factors. Certified sustainability professional training exposes you to the financially, environmentally, and socially responsible objectives and tactics used by sustainability professionals to achieve measurable results. You'll also learn methods for implementing "green" technologies and practices. Sustainability Professional Certification Overview Over the course of your training you will come to understand why businesses need to be more environmentally responsible and how doing so can help them be more successful over the long run. International standards, including ISO 26000, are given detailed attention. The course also covers ISO 9000 and ISO 14000. You'll also be exposed to traditional methods including Six Sigma, lean, and operations research to improve processes, reduce waste, and make better social and environmental decisions that are based on key financial, social, and environmental performance indicators. Upon completion of this course, you'll have the knowledge needed to form informed opinions on the future of energy and its economic, health and environmental impact. Upon successful completion of your sustainability professional training, you will be able to: • Comprehend the core elements of energy production • Identify various sources of energy and the features of each • Identify methods of energy production for electricity and travel • Comprehend the elements of smart energy consumption • Identify key components of environmental management and leadership

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, students will know: • How we collect and use energy • The laws of energy and thermodynamics • Options in energy resources and extraction • Energy and transportation • Smart energy consumption and management


    I. Sustainability Professional Module 1 Understanding Energy a. We Need Energy b. Primary and Secondary energy c. Energy and First Law of Thermodynamics d. Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics e. Energy Sources We Use f. Oil and Natural Gas g. Properties of Hydrocarbons h. Oil Fields i. Coal: Fossil Fuel of the Future j. Classification of Coals k. Coal Combustion for Power Generation l. Coal-to-Liquid Technologies m. Fossil Fuels and Greenhouse Effect n. Weather and Climate o. Anthropogenic Emissions p. Kyoto Protocol II. Sustainability Professional Module 2 Energy Options a. Hydropower b. Dams and Diversions c. Small-Scale Hydropower d. Energy from the Ocean e. Marine Current Energy f. Osmotic Energy g. Producing Biomass h. Direct Combustion Technologies i. Biomass and the Environmental Impact j. Biofuels k. Solar Energy l. Thermal Solar Energy m. Concentrated Solar Power Plants n. Photovoltaic Systems o. Geothermal Energy p. Wind Energy III. Sustainability Professional Module 3 Electricity & Transportation a. Nuclear Energy b. Uses of Nuclear Energy c. Thermonuclear Energy d. Electricity: Smart Use of Energy e. Energy Sources for Electricity Production f. From Mechanical Energy to Consumer g. Energy Storage h. Weak Points of Energy Supply Chain i. Large-Quantity Storage Technologies j. Thermal Energy Storage k. Underground Energy Storage l. History of Transportation m. Energy and Transportation n. CO2 Emissions o. Hybrid & Electric Vehicles IV. Sustainability Professional Module 4 Smart Energy Consumption a. Toward More Efficient Housing b. Different Regions, Different Solutions c. Bioclimatic Architecture d. Energy Use in a Household e. Improving the Way We Consume Energy f. Cogeneration g. Hydrogen h. Production to Distribution i. Hydrogen: Energetic Applications j. Fundamentals of Fuel Cells k. Direct Combined Heat and Power l. Hydrogen Safety V. Sustainability Professional Module 5 Environmental Management Systems a. Defining Sustainability b. Social Responsibility c. Environmental Responsibility d. Conveying & Reporting e. ISO 9000 f. ISO 14000 g. ISO 26000 h. Social & Environmental Responsibility Measures i. Return on Responsible Investments j. Financial-Ecological Returns k. Energy Performance Contracting l. Financial-Social Returns VI. Sustainability Professional Module 6 Sustainability Leadership a. New Applications in Research b. Sustainable Commercial Plants c. Sustainable Industrial Plants d. LEED Green Buildings e. Energy Auditing f. The Energy Plan g. Responsible Lean Logistics h. Process Mapping i. A Sustainable Economy j. Macro-Micro Disconnect k. GDP l. Systems Thinking



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.


    • All materials accessed online, and are included in course (Not included)

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped for an entry-level position in their field and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Sustainability Specialist (CSS). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.


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