A Simple Guide to
LEED
Continuing Education
Too maintain LEED accreditation, you need to stay
up-to-date on green building best practices through
the Credential Maint...
LEED CMP Rules
LEED Green
Associate (GA)
• 15 CE hours every
2 years
• 3 hours must be
LEED-specific
LEED AP
• 30 CE hours...
Credential Maintenance Program
• There are five categories:
1. Sustainable Sites
2. Water Efficiency
3. Energy & Atmospher...
Credential Maintenance Program
• LEED-Specific Continuing Education must
by approved by GBCI or USGBC, and
relate to curre...
How do you earn CE credits?
GBCI specifies 4 opportunities.
1. Education
2. Volunteerism
3. Authorship
4. Project Experience
Education
• Attending or leading courses from
registered providers, self-reported courses
and presentations, Greenbuild, &...
Education
• Attending or leading courses from
registered providers, self-reported courses
and presentations, Greenbuild, &...
Education
• There is no limit on hours earned, but
credits for program instruction are only
counted once no matter how man...
Education
Examples
• GBCI-Approved Course Catalog
• USGBC Principles of LEED Series
• All-in-One CMP Packages
• Green-Buil...
Volunteering
• Committee & volunteer work for USGBC,
local USGBC chapters, GBCI, or other
organizations that support the L...
Volunteering
• Committee & volunteer work for USGBC,
local USGBC chapters, GBCI, or other
organizations that support the L...
Volunteering
• These hours cannot exceed more than
50% of the total required CE hours.
• LEED-specific volunteer hours are...
Volunteering
Examples
• USGBC Volunteer Opps
• Local USGBC Chapter Volunteer Opps
• GBCI Volunteer Opps
• Habitat for Huma...
Authorship
• Publishing digital or print articles or books
that are related to LEED or green building.
Authorship
• Publishing digital or print articles or books
that are related to LEED or green building.
3 CE hours per arti...
Authorship
• No limit for this type of CE.
• LEED-specific authorship hours are
determined on a case by case basis.
Authorship
Example
• Write original articles for Poplar Network
LEED Project Participation
• Paid or unpaid work on a
project that is registered for
LEED certification.
LEED Project Participation
• Paid or unpaid work on a
project that is registered for
LEED certification.
1 CE hour per LEE...
LEED Project Participation
• No limitation on the number of these CE
hours.
• LEED Project Experience hours don’t
require ...
LEED Project Participation
Examples
• GreenStep LEED Professional Project
Experience Program
Don’t forget to report your hours
in order to get credit!
Otherwise you won’t
be able to brag about
your LEED skills with
other innovative LEED
professionals like
Claire Moloney, f...
Reporting Your CE Hours
• Self-report to GBCI by signing in online
and logging your activity details in the
“Report CMP Ac...
4 Ways to Maintain Your LEED Credential
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4 Ways to Maintain Your LEED Credential

Whether a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP, maintaining your accreditation requires continuing education through the Credential Maintenance Program. Wondering what counts and what doesn't? We'll cover the four options - education, volunteerism, authorship and project experience - and all the related details to make sure you stay fully up to date.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - 4 Ways to Maintain Your LEED Credential

  • 1. A Simple Guide to LEED Continuing Education
  • 2. Too maintain LEED accreditation, you need to stay up-to-date on green building best practices through the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP). Photo: Flickr via Victor1558
  • 3. LEED CMP Rules LEED Green Associate (GA) • 15 CE hours every 2 years • 3 hours must be LEED-specific LEED AP • 30 CE hours every 2 years • 6 hours must be LEED-specific
  • 4. Credential Maintenance Program • There are five categories: 1. Sustainable Sites 2. Water Efficiency 3. Energy & Atmosphere 4. Materials & Resources 5. Indoor Environmental Quality
  • 5. Credential Maintenance Program • LEED-Specific Continuing Education must by approved by GBCI or USGBC, and relate to current rating systems’ “processes, procedures, or concepts,” including specific credits or pre-requisites, credit intent, strategies and updates to LEED.
  • 6. How do you earn CE credits?
  • 7. GBCI specifies 4 opportunities.
  • 8. 1. Education 2. Volunteerism 3. Authorship 4. Project Experience
  • 9. Education • Attending or leading courses from registered providers, self-reported courses and presentations, Greenbuild, & college and university courses. • Courses must be reviewed by GBCI & from a registered provider.
  • 10. Education • Attending or leading courses from registered providers, self-reported courses and presentations, Greenbuild, & college and university courses. • Courses must be reviewed by GBCI & from a registered provider. 1 CE hour per education hour; Instructors receive 2 CE hours for course development
  • 11. Education • There is no limit on hours earned, but credits for program instruction are only counted once no matter how many times you teach the course.
  • 12. Education Examples • GBCI-Approved Course Catalog • USGBC Principles of LEED Series • All-in-One CMP Packages • Green-Buildings.com Webinars • GreenBiz Events • Building Green Events
  • 13. Volunteering • Committee & volunteer work for USGBC, local USGBC chapters, GBCI, or other organizations that support the LEED system. Photo: Habitat for Humanity
  • 14. Volunteering • Committee & volunteer work for USGBC, local USGBC chapters, GBCI, or other organizations that support the LEED system. 1 CE hour per participation hour.
  • 15. Volunteering • These hours cannot exceed more than 50% of the total required CE hours. • LEED-specific volunteer hours are determined on a case by case basis.
  • 16. Volunteering Examples • USGBC Volunteer Opps • Local USGBC Chapter Volunteer Opps • GBCI Volunteer Opps • Habitat for Humanity
  • 17. Authorship • Publishing digital or print articles or books that are related to LEED or green building.
  • 18. Authorship • Publishing digital or print articles or books that are related to LEED or green building. 3 CE hours per article & 10 CE hours per published book.
  • 19. Authorship • No limit for this type of CE. • LEED-specific authorship hours are determined on a case by case basis.
  • 20. Authorship Example • Write original articles for Poplar Network
  • 21. LEED Project Participation • Paid or unpaid work on a project that is registered for LEED certification.
  • 22. LEED Project Participation • Paid or unpaid work on a project that is registered for LEED certification. 1 CE hour per LEED credit earned; 2 CE hours per project for being project administrator
  • 23. LEED Project Participation • No limitation on the number of these CE hours. • LEED Project Experience hours don’t require pre-approval.
  • 24. LEED Project Participation Examples • GreenStep LEED Professional Project Experience Program
  • 25. Don’t forget to report your hours in order to get credit!
  • 26. Otherwise you won’t be able to brag about your LEED skills with other innovative LEED professionals like Claire Moloney, from Ridgefield, CT.
  • 27. Reporting Your CE Hours • Self-report to GBCI by signing in online and logging your activity details in the “Report CMP Activity” section. • For authorship, complete the appropriate GBCI form and upload the text and link of your submission.

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