Learn how to advance the new standard for community development

Attend an Upcoming EcoDistricts AP Training Course

The EcoDistricts AP Training Course immerses attendees in the approach and tools to create EcoDistricts using the EcoDistricts Protocol, the only framework for urban and community development that puts equity, resilience, and climate protection at the heart of every decision. This course is for planners, architects, developers, community development professionals, and municipal leaders.

The course is the first step toward earning the EcoDistricts Accredited Professional credential. To prepare for the course in advance, download the EcoDistricts Protocol.

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain an in-depth overview of the EcoDistricts Protocol — the only comprehensive framework to guide urban and community development — from planning to implementation.
  • Learn about key issues and best practices influencing neighborhood sustainability — including resiliency, equity, green infrastructure, placemaking, and community health.
  • Explore inspiring case studies, including the first set of neighborhoods integrating the Protocol into their long-term planning.
  • Be prepared to take the EcoDistricts Accredited Professional exam, the first credential demonstrating a commitment to creating sustainable, equitable neighborhoods.


Accredited Professional Training Course Fees

EcoDistricts Members — $195 (log in for your member discount code)
Private Sector Nonmembers — $295
Public Sector Employees — $125
Students and Community-Based Organization Employees — $95

Need assistance attending? Apply for an EcoDistricts AP Scholarship.

Take the Online EcoDistricts AP Training Course

Taking the online course allows you to immerse yourself in the EcoDistricts framework at your own convenience.


Apply for an Accredited Professional Scholarship

Through the Accredited Professional Scholarship Program, EcoDistricts supports individuals from community organizations, non-profits, and other circumstances who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of becoming an Accredited Professional.