Design with CHPS in Mind

CHPS Designed™ is best for a school district or design teams that have significant experience and internal resources to ensure the project is constructed as designed. CHPS Designed helps design teams manage the points they are claiming through a project scorecard. This scorecard is a useful tool for school districts and CHPS project managers to monitor compliance with the CHPS credits and prerequisites. The scorecard offers a checklist for points earned, and can be used to designate responsible team members and track compliance with credits. Traditionally, project teams pursuing CHPS Designed have been on their own to navigate the CHPS Criteria.

CHPS Designed Registration Fees

  • CHPS Members $900
  • Non-Members $1,250

In exchange for our review fee, the project will have access to the following services from CHPS:

  • Prompt screening of the completed CHPS Designed scorecard
  • One CHPS Criteria Interpretation
  • CHPS Designed Certificate at the completion of the project
  • Use of the CHPS Designed logo in conjunction with the project
  • Availability of local CHPS representative for recognition ceremony

The Self-Certification Process

CHPS Designed does not include a third-party review. The the accountability of the project rests on the school district and design team. After you register your project, you will receive a scorecard appropriate for your project type. A preliminary scorecard must first be submitted to CHPS. This will be considered a review of your design to ensure the project will meet the requirements.  

To finalize the self-certification process, a final scorecard must be submitted to CHPS within 90 days after construction is complete. The scorecard must be signed and submitted to CHPS with the annotations for each claimed prerequisite and point completed. CHPS will review the scorecard for completeness and recognize the project as CHPS Designed. CHPS will be implementing an audit process for CHPS Designed projects. More details about the future audit process will be released on the CHPS website. CHPS will recognize each participating project in the CHPS Schools Database.  

Recognition for CHPS Designed

Once a project has been reviewed by CHPS and approved, it will be recognized as a CHPS Designed project. Projects will receive a signed designed recognition letter from CHPS' Managing Director, a CHPS Designed Plaque, and use of the CHPS Designed digital logo. CHPS will list the project on its website in our project directory. 


Have questions on your CHPS Designed project?

CHPS also takes all inquiries on CHPS Designed projects via email at