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Tis' the Season of Giving Rebates for the Green Job Workforce Development

posted Dec 16, 2010, 10:31 AM by Skylight Education   [ updated Dec 7, 2011, 1:34 PM ]
A Gift from NYSERDA: 
%50 Rebate for SKYed LEED Prep Extended to 2012
December 16th, 2010
New York City, New York - Tis’ the season of giving and in that spirit we are happy to announce that The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has extended its certification reimbursement program until 2012.  The funds are available for individuals and sponsoring organizations that help individuals obtain the LEED professional credentials on a first-served basis until funds run out. 


This program has proven to be an amazing workforce development initiative and is providing rebates for many New York residents looking to further their careers by becoming a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP. 


Under NYSERDA’s Workforce Development Training Partnership for Energy Efficiency, New York residents may be eligible for a %50 rebate on your LEED exam preparation courses up to $200.  The program was set up encourage individuals to obtain nationally recognized certifications relevant to energy efficiency skills and competencies needed to support NYSERDA’s  Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)and for the Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) Program.


Upon successfully passing the exam, NYSERDA is providing cost-shared reimbursement for exam preparation and exam fees.  Students that completed one of SKYed’s courses on or after November 30th, 2009 may be eligible for NYSERDA funding upon being awarded a LEED professional credential.   To be eligible, you must be able to show a copy of your utility bill (to verify your residence in a NY SBC-utility service territory) OR demonstration of active participation in a NYSERDA or utility program funded by SBC or EEPS.  


Please read NYSERDA’s Training Guidance documents for more information and to confirm that you qualify.   For more information or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at