Certification: Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD)

312 S. 4th Street, Suite 100,m Springfield, IL

This design course is created for professional engineers, registered architects, installers, and contractors. This course is essential for individuals wanting advanced training and experience in designing GSHPs, and required for experienced individuals who wish to earn certification.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 3 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?

On Site

Certification is accomplished by application to AEE. To become certified the candidate must:
Determine if eligible under the Eligibility Requirements listed.
Register for and attend the IGSHPA CGD training workshop.
Pass the AEE CGD exam.


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.