CGSP - Fees

Canadian Green Sustainability Program (CGSP)

The Canadian Green Sustainability Program (CGSP) was designed by Canadians for Canadians, exclusively through the Canadian Sanitation and Supply Association (CSSA). With its different levels of third party certification, by Franken LeDrew Consulting (FLC), this is a Green Program that is as easy to afford, as it is to implement.


Expert Sustainability Professional (ESP)

The ESP training course is a one day event, with a fee of $1495.00 + applicable taxes. To be successful, attendees must study the course and pass a final exam. You can visit the CSSA’s website and complete the on-line training course or register for an in class training session, by filling out the on-line application and pay the fee with a credit card. If you are paying by cheque, you can print the application form and mail it with a cheque, payable to FLC, to the address at the bottom of the application. In order to keep the ESP up to date, within our rapidly changing industry, all ESPs are required to retake the course and rewrite the exam, every 3 years, in order to be re-certified. FLC will send re-certification notices to all ESPs, 3 months prior to their 3 year expiration date. . The Benefits to the ESP/Distributor/Manufacturer are potentially huge. If marketed properly, they could open the door for more business identifying a segment of the market that the ESP will be well-prepared to handle.


Certified Green Sustainability Manager (CGSM)

The CGSM training course is a one day event, with a fee of $1195.00 + applicable taxes. To be successful, attendees must pass a final exam. To register, you can use a credit card and fill out the on-line application at the CSSA website or you can send an application form and a cheque to Franken LeDrew Consulting (FLC), at the address at the bottom of the application.
In order to keep the CGSM up to date, within our rapidly changing industry, all CGSMs are required to retake the course and rewrite the exam, every 3 years, in order to be re-certified. FLC will send re-certification notices to all CGSMs, 3 months prior to their 3 year expiration date.

 

Certified Green Sustainability Contractor (CGSC)

In order for a Building Service Contractor (BSC) or an In-house Service Provider (ISP) to become a CGSC, they must receive training from their ESP and then complete a written test, in the ESP's presence. They should contact their nearest ESP (an ESP directory can be found at the CSSA’s website) and request CGSC training. The ESP will bring the CGSC forms to be filled out and the BSC or ISP is required to provide a cheque, payable to FLC, in the amount of $750.00 + applicable taxes, for the first person, plus an additional $175.00 + applicable taxes, for each additional person being certified. Following the training session, the ESP will send the forms and the cheque to FLC for processing. Thereafter, the power point training, it's support material and a certificate requiring re-certification every 3 years, will be mailed to the CGSC. In order to keep the CGSC up to date, within our rapidly changing industry, all CGSCs are require to retake the course and rewrite the test, every 3 years, in order to be re-certified. FLC will send re-certification notices to all CGSCs, 3 months prior to their 3 year expiration date.

 

Site Certification and Re-certification (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) 

This process begins with FLC receiving a Certified Site Audit Request Form, printed from the CSSA's website. A request for audit could be initiated by a Building Owner/Manager, Facility Operator or even a CGSC. It is important to note, that the company requesting the audit, will be billed for the audit. To begin this audit, it must be determined whether the CGSP already exists in the facility and that the facility is cleaned by a CGSC. If the answer is no, to either of these questions, an ESP is sent, by FLC, to meet with the facility's manager to discuss putting the CGSP into place and to employ a CGSC, to clean the facility. A short time later, an audit will be performed by an ESP, using the FLC audit system. Upon completion, the ESP will send the audit to FLC, for scoring. The final results will determine the buildings certification status against FLCs ranking system: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. It is recommended that the ESP work with the facility's management team, to ensure cleanliness, consistency and adherence, while introducing the CGSP products and procedures into the building. It is important to note, facilities requesting a second audit, because of a poor first audit score, will be subject to the appropriate auditing fees again. Based on their results, the facility will receive a site certificate, valid for two years. The certificate will be bold, beautifully framed and matted in the color of the rank level that the facility has achieved. The site certificate can be mailed from FLC directly or hand delivered in person by the ESP. Re-certification is required every two years, or sooner, by application, and is subject to the appropriate auditing fees. FLC will maintain a data base and notify both the applicant and the ESP of its need for renewal, three months prior to its expiration.

NOTE:  In all cases, pre-audits are necessary to establish the two fee structure elements - time (audit cost) and expenses (travel cost, meals, etc.), if required. Because some audits are expected to take more than one day, the applicant is required to cover reasonable travel expenses incurred, by the ESP. Once a pre-audit assessment is completed and the applicant is made aware of the cost, an official audit date should then be scheduled. The ESP, before starting the audit, is to receive from the applicant, a cheque made payable to FLC, in the amount determined by the pre-audit assessment. The ESP will then forward on to FLC the completed audit accompanied with the cheque and an invoice for their time and expenses (with receipts).

Costs associated with FLC audits are determined on a daily basis = $1300.00 + applicable taxes, per day required.