The GRIHA Community

GRIHA CP and Evaluator Exam Calendar 2019


As Albert Einstein once said, problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. With this thought in mind, the GRIHA Community portal is a step towards bridging the gap between green rating and sustainability integration.

Design and development of green infrastructure necessitates large pool of qualified professionals in all parts of the country. To enable the active dissemination of knowledge and skills necessary for designing green buildings, GRIHA Council organizes a series of 3 day training programs across the country for students and buildings professionals.

Interested professionals can also be associated with GRIHA by becoming GRIHA Certified Professionals and/or GRIHA Evaluators after attending these programs. The GRIHA Community platform aspires to bring them all together under one umbrella and cultivate a positive atmosphere for knowledge sharing and learning.

The first step towards becoming a GRIHA Certified Professional and/or the GRIHA Evaluator is attending the GRIHA 3 day training program. The program aims at enhancing the knowledge on green buildings and GRIHA rating parameters for building professionals like architects, engineers, developers, policy makers and others. The faculty for the training programme comprises of professionals from GRIHA Council as well as experts working in the field of sustainability.

GRIHA Council has formulated categories to cater to the diverse range of individuals who are already part of the GRIHA Cadre and who are new to the community.

Categories for registrationFees *3 Day Training ProgramCertified ProfessionalEvaluator
Category 1 14,000/-
Category 2 10,000/-
Category 3 1,000/-
Category 4 New participants 5,000/-
Existing GRIHA Trainers 5000/-
(+ 25% discount)
Existing GRIHA Evaluators 5000/-
(+ 100% discount)

* Please refer table given below for terms and conditions

Kindly refer the following table for better understanding:

Categories Fees Contents
Category 1 14,000/-

This package includes attending the 3 Day training program, appearing in the Certified Professional examination (1 attempt), attending the GRIHA Evaluator e-learning module (any one from the 6 modules) and, appearing in the GRIHA Evaluator examination for the selected module (1 attempt).

  • Please note that the Certified Professional examination and the Evaluator examination must be attempted within 6 months and 1 year respectively, from the date of receipt of fees.
  • The Certified Professional examination is held once a month and has limited seats, which are reserved on first come first serve basis. GRIHA Council will send an email after the 3 day training program, prompting you to select a date.
  • The Evaluator examination is held once a month at the examination centres (Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore) and has limited seats, which are reserved on first come first serve basis. GRIHA Council will send an email after the 3 day training program, prompting you to select an e-learning module, examination date and examination centre.

NOTE: Students are ineligible for this package.

Category 2 10,000/-

This package includes attending the 3 Day training program.

  • 20% discount is available for students. Please write to info@grihaindia.org to avail the discount.
Category 3 1000/-

This package includes one attempt in the Certified Professional examination.

Category 4 5000/-

This package includes attending any one Evaluator e-learning module (you may select from 6 modules) and examination (1 attempt)

  • The Evaluator examination is held on a quarterly basis at selected examination centres (Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore) and has limited seats, which are reserved on first come first serve basis. You are advised to select a module, examination date and examination centre in the registration form.
  • If you select more than two modules, than 25% discount will be available on third module onwards. Please write toinfo@grihaindia.org to avail the discount.
  • Existing GRIHA Trainer: A discount of 25% is available on any one module and examination (one attempt) for the existing GRIHA trainers. Please note that if the participant is unsuccessful in clearing the examination for a particular module in one attempt, then full fees will be charged for second attempt onwards.
    Please write to info@grihaindia.org to avail the discount.
  • Existing GRIHA Evaluator: Any one module and one examination attempt will be free for the existing evaluators. Please note that if the participant is unsuccessful in clearing the examination for a particular module in one attempt, then full fees will be charged for second attempt onwards. 
    Please write to info@grihaindia.org to avail the discount.

NOTE:All packages are available for individuals only. There are no offers available for institutions/organizations.

Certified Professionals

GRIHA Certified Professional

The GRIHA Certified Professionals or GRIHA CP are a cadre of professional from diverse fields, who are equipped with the knowledge of the GRIHA rating system.

Eligibility Criteria:

GRIHA Certified Professionals*
Degree/Course Minimum course work duration Minimum work experience
Undergraduate in any technical stream 4 years Not required
Postgraduate in any stream 3 years under graduation in any stream + 1 or 2 years post-graduation course Not required
Undergraduate in any stream 3 years 2 years
Diploma in any stream 1/2/3 years 2 years

*Disclaimer: The coursework entails technical content specific to building construction and building physics. It is recommended for the candidate to be well versed with fundamental science and building construction

How to become a GRIHA Certified Professional: The first step for becoming a GRIHA Certified Professional is attending the 3 Day training Program. GRIHA Council organizes 3 day training programs, once a month in various cities in the country. The program aims at enhancing the knowledge on green buildings and GRIHA rating parameters for building professionals like architects, engineers, developers, policy makers and others. The faculty for the training programme comprises of professionals from GRIHA Council as well as other certified GRIHA professionals.

The dates of the proposed programs are displayed on the GRIHA website and can be accessed here.

Interested professionals may also submit an expression of interest for the training to be organized in any particular city. If a training program is proposed in the mentioned city in future, then GRIHA Council sends a notification to the concerned person. You may express your interest here.

After attending the 3 Day Training Program, you may choose to appear for the GRIHA Certified Professional Examination.

Examination Process: After attending the program, a User ID and password is shared with all participants enabling access to the GRIHA Community Portal. The examination is held once a month. It's an online examination which you can give from your home/office.

Syllabus and study material: The GRIHA Certified Professional Exam is based on GRIHA Version 2015. Candidates may refer the GRIHA Version 2015 abridged manual and the presentations given during the training program to prepare for the exam.

Exam structure:

  1. The GRIHA CP examination has 60 questions.
  2. Maximum marks are 100.
  3. The exam duration is 75 minutes.
  4. The passing marks to become a GRIHA Certified Professional are 75.
  5. There is NO negative marking
  6. Full marks for questions will be given only when the following conditions are met:
    • Single Choice Questions: Marks will be given only when the candidate selects the correct option and only one option. If more than one option is selected, the question will automatically be marked zero.
    • Multiple Choice Questions: Full marks (2 or 3) will be given only when the candidate selects all right answers. If the candidate selects less/more options than the correct options or if even one of the selected options is incorrect, the question will be marked zero.
  7. There are 3 sections in the question paper:
    • Section 1: Single/Multiple Choice Questions (40 Questions). The candidate will have to assess for each question whether it will have 1/2/3 correct options and mark accordingly.
    • Section 2: True and False (10 Questions)
    • Section 3: Calculations (10 Questions)

Examination fee: Rs.1000/- per attempt.

Validity:
The validity period is 2 years. The validity could be renewed by giving the GRIHA CP examination again OR fulfilling any of the following criteria during the 2 year validity period.

Option 1

Option 2

Reappear for the Evaluator Exam

Conduct 2 due diligence site visits with GRIHA Professionals

OR

Be a part of the project team of a GRIHA registered project

Organize GRIHA awareness programme

OR

Conduct a session at the GRIHA 3 day training programme*

Attending the GRIHA Summit

OR

Attending the GRIHA Regional Summit

OR

Publishing one article or paper on GRIHA

OR

Attending a webinar organized by GRIHA

Subject to GRIHA Council's discretion

FAQs can be accessed here.

DISCLAIMER No part of this online examination maybe be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or otherwise. GRIHA reserves the right to this examination. GRIHA Council will inform the participants whether they have 'qualified' or 'not qualified' as GRIHA Certified Professional. However the marks attained shall not be disclosed to the participants. Decision of GRIHA Council on evaluation of the examination shall be deemed final.

PLEASE NOTE: In case the candidate is unable to complete the examination due to any technical constraints such as poor internet speed/ connectivity, electrical black out or technical issues; the candidate will have to do a fresh registration for the examination on a subsequent date. GRIHA Council will not be held liable for any technical fault and will not reimburse the fees. In case the internet connectivity breaks, the candidates can login again and continue the exam. However, do remember that extra time in lieu of the time lost due to connectivity concerns will not be given.

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GRIHA Evaluators

The GRIHA Evaluators are subject matter experts and professionals who evaluate the assigned projects after qualifying the GRIHA Examination. GRIHA Council reaches out to these professionals for criteria evaluation according to their expertise.

There are 6 categories of evaluators according to the GRIHA Version 2015:

  • Architect : Criteria number 1, 2, 13, 21, 25 and 26 are given for evaluation to this category
  • Energy analyst : Criteria number 8, 9, 10 ,11, 12 and 28 are given for evaluation to this category
  • Plumbing consultant : Criteria number 14, 16, 17 and 18 are given for evaluation to this category
  • Construction Manager : Criteria number 5, 7, 22 and 24 are given for evaluation to this category
  • Landscape Architect : Criteria number 3, 4, 6 and 15 are given for evaluation to this category
  • Civil Engineer : Criteria number 19, 20 and 23 are given for evaluation to this category

Any professional can choose to become an evaluator in one or more categories by attending the respective modules.

Eligibility Criteria:

GRIHA Evaluators*
Degree/Course Minimum course work duration Minimum work experience
Diploma/ Undergraduate in any stream 1/2/3 years 6 years
Postgraduate in any stream 1/2/3 years 5 years
Undergraduate in Architecture or Engineering 3 years under graduation in any stream + 1 or 2 years post-graduation course 3 years
Postgraduate in Architecture or Engineering 1/2/3 years 2 years
Doctorate 3 + years 3 years

*Disclaimer: The coursework entails technical content specific to building construction and building physics. It is recommended for the candidate to be well versed with fundamental science and building construction.
* Degree Certificate should be submitted before registering for the exam

How to become a GRIHA Evaluator: The first step towards becoming a GRIHA Evaluator is attending the 3 Day training Program. GRIHA Council organizes 3 day training programs, once a month in various cities in the country. The program aims at enhancing the knowledge of green buildings and GRIHA rating parameters for building professionals like architects, engineers, developers, policy makers and others. The faculty for the training programme consists of professionals from GRIHA Council as well as experts working in the field of sustainability.

The dates of the proposed programs are displayed on the GRIHA website and can be accessed here.

Interested professionals may also submit an expression of interest for the training to be organized in any particular city. If a training program is proposed in the mentioned city in future, then GRIHA Council sends a notification to the concerned person. You may express your interest here.

After attending the 3 Day Training Program, you may choose to study the GRIHA e-learning modules for evaluators.

Examination Process: After successfully completing the e-learning module, you can appear in the examination. The Evaluator examination is held on a quarterly basis at selected examination centres (Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore) and has limited seats, which are reserved on first come first serve basis. You are advised to select a module, examination date and examination centre in the registration form.

Syllabus and study material: Presentations shared in the 3 Day training Program and GRIHA Version 2015 is the basic course material to understand the compliance requirements of the criteria.

Exam structure:

  • The question paper will be of 100 marks (objective: 20 marks and subjective: 80 marks). The objective questions will test the ability to write grammatically correct and cohesive comments; knowledge of evaluation process; and criteria. The subjective questions will test the evaluation abilities based on provided documentation.
  • The examination duration will be two hours.
  • The passing marks will 75.
  • Print copy of the question paper will be provided to the candidates. The answer sheet will be provided in soft copy and answers will have to be typed in. Soft copy of GRIHA Version 2015 manual will also be provided for reference.

Examination fee: The e-learning module fees is 5000/- for each module. This includes one attempt in the evaluator examination. A discount of 25% will be provided for every subsequent module, if the participant chooses to take more than 2 modules. Please write to info@grihaindia.org to avail the discount.

Validity: The Validity period is 3 years. The validity could be renewed by giving the GRIHA Evaluator examination again or fulfilling any one of the following criteria during the 3 year validity period.

Option 1

Option 2

Reappear for the Evaluator Exam

Minimum three
Project evaluation

Organizing minimum two GRIHA awareness or conduct a training program in your region

OR

Conducting sessions at minimum three GRIHA 3 day training program*

Publishing two articles or papers on GRIHA

OR

Technical empanelment with GRIHA i.e. member of any technical committee of GRIHA Council.

* Subject to GRIHA Council's discretion.

FAQs can be accessed at here

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