The Santa Barbara County Green Business Program uses an "academy" model to provide businesses the tools and training they need to green their operations and get recognized as a Certified Green Business. The Green Business Academy is recorded here or may be attended in person. Please contact us for more details. This must be completed before the process is started. 

The certification process can take as quick as 6 weeks, or may take longer if the individual is juggling multiple projects at the same time. Two main factors that effect the speed at which certification is completed are the availability of our partners who evaluate and verify measures, as well as the time it takes to get approval and make the changes needed to attain certiifcation. Re-certiifcaiton is a much faster process.