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 go-to place for official education on the Sustainable SITES Initiative® and the SITES rating system. We are continuously developing content, so check back often.


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.

Education @USGBC

SITES education also is available a la carte or via an Education @USGBC subscription (available for $199, and discounted at $175 for USGBC members).

Subscribing to the USGBC course catelog gives you access to over 500 courses on the platform, including those related to LEED, WELL and sustainability.

All USGBC courses are approved by GBCI. Automated reporting for GBCI and AIA continuing education credits are available whenever you take a course and complete the quiz.

Subscribe to the USGBC course catelog