LEED Credential Maintenance

The LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) requires LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with Specialty credential holders to complete CE hours every two (2) years through continuing education activities. Here we provide helpful tips on how to earn and maintain CE hours for your credential.

The LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) ensures that LEED certified individuals stay updated in a continuously changing and evolving field.

The CMP requires LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with Specialty credential holders to complete continuing education (CE) hours every two (2) years through continuing education activities. While you have certainly fulfilled educational requirements to become LEED accredited, earning CE credit ensures you are still qualified to act as a LEED certified professional. It will also help you gain more knowledge in a constantly changing and growing field while remaining at the forefront of your industry.  

Poplar members can easily maintain their LEED professional credentials with FREE CE options, such as authorship and online courses, or very quickly with LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C and O+M Project Experience for CE, whether they hold a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with Specialty credential. 

LEED CE Reporting Period

logomakr

LEED credentials are maintained on a 2 year cycle, or reporting period. LEED professionals have two years minus one day from the date the credential is earned to complete their required CE hours. Therefore, it is best to plan ahead in order to meet these requirements rather than losing your credential and taking the LEED exam again in order to become recertified.

LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with Specialty CE RequirementsLEED GA

LEED Green Associates must complete 15 continuing education (CE) hours every two years. Three (3) of the 15 hours must be LEED-specific.

LEED APs must complete 30 continuing education (CE) hours every two years to satisfy their LEED CMP. All CE hours must be related to green building. Six of the 30 hours must be LEED-specific and relate directly to their specialty.

LEED APs with more than one specialty must earn an additional six (6) LEED-specific CE hours for each additional specialty. The cost for credential maintenance renewal is $85.

GBCI recommends using the major LEED certification credit categories as a guideline for determining the right green building topics for credential maintenance needs.

BD+C

WELL CE Hour Requirements

LEED and WELL have synergies which make them dovetail seamlessly. LEED and WELL alignment work to the benefit of green building professionals with both LEED and WELL Credentials. If you are a LEED AP with a WELL AP Credential, all of your LEED CE hours (including LEED-specific) can count towards your 24 general CE hours for WELL, so you would only need an additional 6 hours to meet the “WELL-specific” requirements. On the other hand, all hours for WELL CMP (including WELL-specific) can be counted as LEED general CE Hours! WELL AP

According to the CMP Guide, WELL APs must complete 30 CE hours, 6 of which must be WELL-specific. WELL-specific is defined as an activity that has connection to processes, procedures, Concepts and/or Features found in the WELL Building Standard, as well as the relevant health and wellness science and research related to these topics. 

GBCI recommends using the WELL concepts as a guideline to help you determine what constitutes a health and wellness topic.

For instance, the WELL Building Standard promotes clean air through reducing or minimizing the sources of indoor air pollution, requiring optimal indoor air quality to support the health and well-being of building occupants.

Legacy LEED AP

If you earned your LEED AP credential before June 30, 2009, you are considered a legacy LEED AP, or a LEED AP without specialty. If you are a legacy LEED AP without a specialty, you are not required to maintain your credential.

logomakr

You will be a LEED AP indefinitely, unless you choose or chose to earn another LEED credential
 or voluntarily enrolled in LEED CMP through GBCI. Either of these actions would require that you maintain your credential every two years

NOTE: With LEED v4, the newest version of LEED, legacy LEED APs who work on LEED certification projects will no longer qualify for an extra point under Innovation in Design. Additionally, legacy LEED APs will be removed from USGBC’s professional directory

Types of LEED CE Hours

1. Education:  Education should be relevant to green building and/or health and wellness and in the form of preferred courses and presentations from registered providers, self-reported courses and presentations, college and university courses, and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) also offers workshops, courses, and events. LEED-specific credit is given when indicated to GBCI-approved education, which is found in the USGBC course catalog. Both participants and instructors for LEED and WELL courses and events receive 1 CE hour per hour of education, and those who develop content receive 2 CE hours per course. There is no limit to the number of education hours one can accrue and count towards their CMP.

2. LEED Project Participation: All hours from Project Participation are LEED-specific. Work on a project registered for LEED or WELL certification will count for 1 CE hour per credit. Project administrators for LEED and WELL projects can claim an additional 2 CE hours per project. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of LEED or WELL project participation hours one can accrue and count towards their CMP.

3. Authorship (unlimited): Authorship is a credited contribution to a print or digital publication and is worth 3 CE hours for a published article and 10 CE hours for a published book. LEED and WELL specificity is determined on a case by case basis.

4. Volunteering (no more than 50% of total CE hours): Volunteering includes participation on the USGBC or GBCI Board of Directors, steering committees, or working groups; LEED and/or WELL credential exam item writing; local USGBC chapter boards and committees; or other volunteer organizations that support the LEED system or WELL Building Standard. Acceptable activities include attending meetings, planning events, performing research and engaging in governance, among others. Volunteers can claim 1 CE hour per hour of participation. LEED-specific hours are designated for volunteering that is directly related to LEED. WELL-specific hours are designated for volunteering that is directly related to WELL.

Free LEED CE Hours through Article Authorship

logomakr

A terrific and free way to fulfill LEED continuing education in a world where the internet is becoming more of a prevalent force in our lives is through authorship. As society moves further and further into a post-industrial world, more and more of our daily lives will be spent in digital communities. 

Members of Poplar Network have an advantage; they not only have an outlet that allows them to develop and further their expertise through a digital footprint, but they also have access to a network that will help accrue CE credits by submitted original articles for publication on Poplar’s website. 

By researching and submitting original articles on green building, you'll earn 3 CEUs per published article and help others learn about LEED on Poplar Network and elsewhere online... and there is no limit to the number of articles you can submit for publication. You may even find your article chosen for inclusion in our newsletter where it may reach over 15,000 people interested in LEED and green building!

Best of all, there is no limit to the number of articles you can submit for publication. You may even find your article chosen for inclusion in our newsletter where it may reach over 23,000 people interested in LEED and green building.

If you are interested in the latest news in green building you can sign up for The Poplar Newsletter below:

Sign up today!

If you have experience or expertise working in different fields or on different projects related to LEED credit categories, you can write an article related to those experiences. So let’s say you’re a civil engineer. If you’ve worked on a LEED qualifying project, it may very well be likely you had to ensure the project met specific requirements.

What were some of the considerations you had to account for? Detail a scenario on a project where an unexpected problem required troubleshooting? 

Matthew Higgins

Writing about those processes will help you gain CE points towards your certification.

If you think about the past projects you have worked on, chances are you have encountered numerous topics that would make great articles for other LEED accredited professionals or those seeking credentials to use to learn about LEED.

Matthew Higgins, a LEED Green Associate and recent contributor, said:

"Publishing articles on Poplar is a great experience because it keeps me up to date with the latest LEED standards, earns me recognition within the green building community and helps me fulfill my CE hours for free!"

Article Authorship Requirements

The following are requirements for submitting and publishing article to Poplar Network:

  • Original: Articles must be 100% original
  • LEED-Related: Must be related to green building and LEED and not published elsewhere online
  • Significant Length: Submissions to Poplar must also be at least 500 words in length, but 750 words or more are preferred--though it’s best to keep articles below 2000 words. If you would like to submit an article longer than 2000 contact us about writing a Topic Page

To submit an article fill out the form on this page.

Free Online LEED CE Course:

UnsplashPoplar offers a free LEED CE course on Environmental Product Declarations. Thousands of green building professionals rely on Environmental Product Declarations and Life-Cycle Analysis. Learn about these important topics in this free LEED v4 Course.

$15-20 billion is spent on "green" marketing per year. Since "green" doesn't mean just one thing, manufacturers of sustainable building products are faced with a lot of confusion. With LEED v4, the newest version of LEED, environmental product declarations (aka EPDs) and Life Cycle Analyses or Assessments (LCAs) are taking a larger role in the LEED building certification process.

If you sell into the LEED project design and development market, learn how this impacts your business with this free course.

  • Category: MR
  • LEED Specific?: No
  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • CE Hours: 1

Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) oversees the Credential Maintenance Program for LEED professionals. GBCI is an independent, third party global certification and credentialing body related to the green building industry. For a detailed guide on LEED credential maintenance from GBCI, please see this PDF

Below you'll find the most productive and efficient approaches for maintaining your LEED credential, as well as what you need to know regarding timing and requirements for your credential.

LEED Specific CE Hours

For LEED Green Associates, any course material that is relevant to green building is deemed LEED specific, as long as it has an explicit connection to the processes, procedures or concepts (i.e. intents, requirements and strategies) that are found in any of the LEED rating systems.

For LEED AP with Specialty, LEED specific hours must relate to their specialty. LEED specific tasks include completing a LEED update, completing an in-depth LEED project case study, completing a review of successful or unsuccessful implementations of LEED, or an analysis of the benefits of LEED

The most effective way to earn LEED Specific CE hours is to complete LEED credits by working on a project that is registered for LEED certification.

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of ways to earn LEED Specific CE hours towards your certification:

1) Education

logomakr

Attending or leading courses from registered providers, self-reported courses and presentations, Greenbuild, and college and university courses. 

Courses are only LEED-specific if they are reviewed by GBCI and from a registered provider.

You can earn:

  • 1 CE hour per hour of education
  • Instructors: 2 CE hours for time spent developing content
  • Continuing Education Hour Limit:
  • No limit on hours earned, though the same instructional program can only be counted once.

GBCI-Approved Course Catalog

  • Link: GBCI.org
  • Format: Varies by course
  • Price: Varies by course
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 per hour, 2 hours (preparation) for instructors.
  • LEED Specific: Yes, if specified by GBCI

USGBC Principles of LEED Series

  • Link: USGBC.org
  • Format: On demand modules with quizzes
  • Price: Free
  • GBCI CE Hours: 6 hours
  • LEED Specific: Yes

Online Courses:

logomakr

Online courses provide a plethora of information necessary to maintain your LEED credential.

They best part is that they can all be conveniently accessed via your electronic devices from anywhere and at any time.

Net Zero Buildings

For more information on course enrollment click here

Buildings are currently the biggest energy consumers and carbon producers in the U.S. Because NetZero buildings produce as much energy as they consume, such projects are a potentially exciting and sustainable solution to this problem. This course is designed for professionals who want to learn the basics of NetZero building. The NetZero buildings online CE course outlines what a NetZero building is, including their benefits and various initiatives designed to promote their development and construction.

Health and Physical Activity in Green Buildings

For more information on course enrollment click here

LEED CMP course “Health and Physical Activity in Green Buildings” describes how physically active indoor environments can bring health and wellness to occupants and how they may help occupants to avoid chronic diseases and obesity.

Passive Building Strategies

For more information on course enrollment click here

To be labeled as "passive", a building must comply with the Passive House Standard, a highly efficient style of architectural design that aims to leverage natural resources such as abundant, free solar energy, geothermal heating and/or cooling, intelligent ventilation and building envelope systems. The result is energy conservation, cost savings, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reduced maintenance over time. Passive buildings can also reduce noise, reduce thermal discomfort and have better lighting quality.

Energy Efficient HVAC Strategies

For more information on course enrollment click here

Energy efficient HVAC systems are essential to green building development and operations, because such systems have the potential to not only reduce carbon production, but also save a lot of money over time.

Advanced Energy Efficient HVAC

For more information on course enrollment click here

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are critical to building operations, but they can also represent the most significant use of energy in the built environment.  HVAC systems typically make up about 40% of a building’s energy use. As such, energy efficient HVAC systems are essential to green building development and operations, because such systems have the potential to not only reduce carbon production, but also save a lot of money over time.

Green Data Centers

For more information on course enrollment click here

Data centers are also increasingly in demand to house and serve our need for storage, management and dissemination of our data. For these reasons, green data centers, those that are designed to maximize energy and water efficiency with minimal environmental impact are a growing specialty area of green building.

Conferences and Webinars:

logomakr

Conferences and Webinars are a great way to not only learn about the latest developments in green building but to also network with other green building professionals.

Below you will find multiple options for you to fulfill CE hours by attending events. 

USGBC Webinars

  • Link: USGBC.org
  • Format: Online webinar
  • Price: Free
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 per hour
  • LEED Specific: No

Greenbiz Events: Forums, Webinars, Conferences

  • Link: Greenbiz.com
  • Format: Online webinars, on-site conferences
  • Price: Forums are $295-695, Webinars are free
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 per hour, 2 hours (preparation) for instructors.
  • LEED Specific: No

EPA Webinars and Presentations

  • Link: epa.gov
  • Format: Online webinars and presentations
  • Price: Varies
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 per hour, 2 hours (preparation) for instructors.
  • LEED Specific: No

GreenBuild International Conference and Expo

  • Link: greenbuildexpo.com
  • Format: Conference in Los Angeles, CA
  • Price: Regular admission is $495 (NAHB Member) - $595 (Non member)
  • GBCI CE Hours:  Full conference attendees can earn more than 15 CE credits
  • LEED Specific: Yes

University of Massachusetts Online

  • Link: umassulearn.net
  • Format: Online course
  • Price: $350-550 per credit
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 per hour, 2 hours (preparation) for instructors.
  • LEED Specific: No

Midlands Technical College

  • Link: mtctraining.com
  • Format: Online course, anywhere from 3-500 hours
  • Price: $225-1499 per course
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 per hour, 2 hours (preparation) for instructors.
  • LEED Specific: No

Boston Architectural College

​​Undergraduate Programs:

  • Full time: 6-11.5 credits = $10,008, 12+ credits = $12,256 + mandatory fees
  • Part time: Per 1.0 credit = $1,668 + mandatory fees

​Graduate Programs:

  • Full time: 6-11.5 credits = $11,364, 12+ credits = $14,298
  • Part time: Per 1.0 credit = $1,894
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 per hour, 2 hours (preparation) for instructors.
  • LEED Specific: No

2) Volunteering

logomakr

Committee and volunteer work that support the LEED system will help you earn CE credits, network with other green building professionals, and allow you to do rewarding work within your community.

As a volunteer, you will be an active community member while supporting local green building efforts.

You can earn:

  • 1 hour per hour of participation
  • Continuing Education Hour Limit: Cannot be more than 50% of required CE hours.

USGBC Volunteer Opportunities and Committee Openings

  • Link: USGBC.org
  • Price: Free
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 hour per hour of participation
  • LEED Specific: Yes, if it helps to develop or implement LEED rating systems

Find Your USGBC Chapter: Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

  • Link: USGBC.org
  • Price: Chapter membership fees vary
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 hour per hour of participation
  • LEED Specific: Yes, if it helps to develop or implement LEED rating systems

GBCI Volunteer Opportunities

  • Link: GBCI.org
  • Price: Free
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 hour per hour of participation
  • LEED Specific: Yes, if it helps to develop or implement LEED rating systems

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

  • Link: habitat.org
  • Price: Free
  • GBCI CE Hours: 1 hour per hour of participation
  • LEED Specific: Yes, if it helps to develop or implement LEED rating systems (i.e. work on a LEED-registered project)

3) Authorship

logomakr

Authorship is a great way to maintain a LEED credential for free.

By publishing articles or books that are related to the relevant CMP categories in LEED, you can not only earn an unlimited number of continuing education credits, but you can also promote your expertise within various topics of green building.

You will be able to share your expertise with members of the Poplar Network community as well are those learning about green building.

You can earn:

  • 3 CE hours per published article
  • 10 CE hours for published book
  • Continuing Education Hour Limit: No limit on hours earned

Write Original Articles for Poplar

​Ready to publish? To publish an article with Poplar click here

The following are requirements and information about writing article for Poplar Network:

  • Original: Articles must be 100% original
  • LEED-Related: Must be related to green building and LEED and not published elsewhere online
  • Significant Length: Submissions to Poplar must also be at least 500 words in length, but 750 words or more are preferred--though it’s best to keep articles below 2000 words. If you would like to submit an article longer than 2000 contact us about writing a Topic Page
  • Price: Free

4) LEED Project Participation

logomakr

Paid or unpaid work on a project that is registered for LEED certification. LEED project experience offers project participants the ability to earn 1 CEU per Credit. 

From our perspective, satisfying the Continuing Education Requirements via real-world project experience provides the most benefit because it directly relates to the important knowledge and skills needed to guide projects through the LEED Certification process.

You can earn:

  • 1 CE hour per LEED credit or prerequisite
  • 2 CE hours per project for being the project administrator
  • Continuing Education Hour Limit: Unlimited

5) LEED Credits - Maximum Experience in Less Time

logomakr

One of the underlying goals of all LEED training programs is give participants a better understanding of LEED and what they may encounter in the field on an actual LEED project.

Completing LEED credits on an actual project provides the most time efficient way to fulfill your Continuing Education (CE). It is ultimately quicker than doing online video courses and gives you a hands-on opportunity to do work with LEED in the field.

LEED Eco-Charrette Exercise - 6 CE Hours

(Est. Time Commitment: 1 Hour)

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

The LEED Charrette process is critical to the success of any LEED project as it helps establish the approach for every LEED Credit the project plans to pursue.  Often times during the beginning of a project, revisions to the design can affect the approach to certain LEED credits, which can jeopardize or improve the possibility for credit achievement. With this beneficial exercise, you will be evaluating how seemingly simple changes in the design of our site (replacing landscaping with concrete pavement) will affect various LEED credits.

Eco-Charrette CE Hours Approximate Time to Complete:

  • Protect or Restore Habitat 1 (10-30 mins)
  • Maximize Open Space 1 (10-30 mins)
  • Heat Island Effect - Non Roof 1 (10-30 mins)
  • Stormwater Quality 1 (10-30 mins)
  • Stormwater Quantity 1 (10-30 mins)
  • Low Emitting Materials 1 (10-30 mins)
  • Total CE Hours 6 (1-3 hours)

Water Efficient Landscaping - $29.99

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

The goal of the Water Efficient Landscaping Credit is not to reduce landscaped area, but rather to implement water efficient landscaping practices such as drought tolerant plant species and drip irrigation.

LEED Credit CE Hours Approximate Time to Complete:

  • Water Efficient Landscaping 1 (30-60 mins)
  • Total CE Hours 1 1/2 – (1 hour)

Indoor Water Use Reduction - $29.99

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

Indoor Water Use Reduction is an important Prerequisite that all projects must comply with.  In order to document this credit for our project, project teams must enter the correct information into the LEED Credit Form calculator including FTE, design flush & flow rates and annual days of operation. 

LEED Credit CE Hours Approximate Time to Complete:

  • Indoor Water Use Reduction (credit) 1 (30-60 mins)
  • Indoor Water Use Reduction (prerequisite) 1 (30-60 mins)
  • Total CE Hours 2 (1-2 hours)

Optimize Energy Performance - $29.99

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

The energy model process is critical to any ground up or major renovation project and is worth more points than any other LEED Credit. As part of our project team, you will review the energy model report to determine our percentage reduction in energy usage and the corresponding number of points our project will achieve.

LEED Credit CE Hours Approximate Time to Complete:

  • Optimize Energy Performance 1 (45-75 mins)
  • Green Power 1 (15-30 mins)
  • Total CE Hours 2 (1-2 hours)

Recycled Content - $29.99

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

Specifying high-recycled content materials reduces the demand on raw materials while at the same time reducing the waste stream. On LEED projects, specifying recycled content materials is the easy part; tracking and documenting the pre and postconsumer recycled content of each product can be a challenge. As part of our project team, you will be assisting the contractor with calculating the recycled content dollar value that will be applied toward the project for the concrete mix, one of the higher-cost materials on the project. Upon completion, you will have an understanding of how to document the various materials purchasing credits on any type of LEED project.

LEED Credit CE Hours Approximate Time to Complete

  • Recycled Content 1 (30-60 mins)
  • Total CE Hours 1 1/2 – (1 hour)

Lighting Power Reduction - $29.99

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

Reducing lighting power is often a cost-effective path to saving energy. LEED for Commercial Interior projects are required to reduce lighting power as part of the Prerequisite Minimum Energy Performance. As part of our project team, you will be responsible for calculating the reduction in lighting power under the guidance of our LEED expert. We will provide you with all of the information needed including the number of design fixtures and wattage per fixture. The baseline information can be found in the Reference Guide summary pages provided.

LEED Credit CE Hours Approximate Time to Complete:

  • Lighting Power Reduction (prerequisite) 1 (30-60 mins)
  • Lighting Power Reduction (credit) 1 (15-45 mins)
  • Total CE Hours 2 1-(1 3/4 hours)

Daylight and Views - $29.99

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

A healthy indoor environment is an important component to a green workspace and has been shown to increase employee productivity. Natural daylight, in particular, has been shown to have a positive correlation on employee well-being and satisfaction in the workplace.  As part of our project team, you will be responsible for calculating the percentage of day-lit space for part of our project.  Using window area, floor area and visible light transmittance, you will be able to perform the daylight calculation to determine if our conference room meets the credit requirements.  You will also be utilizing a Credit Interpretation Ruling to re-run the calculation using additional information.

LEED Credit CE Hours Approximate Time to Complete:

  • Daylight and Views (1 30-60 mins)
  • Total CE Hours 1 (1/2-1 hour)

6) LEED Project Experience Program

LogoMakr

LEED project experience is a great way to get an idea of what it is like to actually work on a LEED project in a real world setting.

Another perk to project experience, like authorship, is that it is unlimited. This means you can get as much LEED project experience as you would like! 

You will gain invaluable knowledge that you can use as you continue your career as a LEED professional. 

GreenStep LEED Specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Fast Individual LEED Specific CEUs: LEED Charrette

Alex Spilger of GreenStep, Poplar Network

Receive 7 LEED BD+C Specific CEUs in approximately 1 hour. 

For more information and to purchase this material visit poplarnetwork.com/edu

  • Format: Online 
  • Price: $49.99
  • GBCI CE Hours: 7 (All LEED BD+C specific)
  • LEED Specific: Yes, 7 LEED BD+C specific hours
  • Time/Location: Online, anytime
  • Length of program: Can be completed in 1 hours
  • Prerequisite: None, although LEED Green Associate credential is strongly recommended; If you are planning on taking the LEED AP exam, we recommend that you purchase the appropriate LEED AP reference guide for your specialty prior to participating to get the most out of the program.

Table of LEED CMP Activities

LEED CMP

How to Report Your Continuing Education Hours

logomakr

LEED professionals must self-report their continuing education hours to GBCI. These steps apply to all activity types except for authorship (See instructions for submitting authorship hours below).

In order to earn credit for your CE hours, you will have to report your activity to GBCI. The following are the steps you need to take in order to accurately report your progress in obtaining CE hours.

STEP 1: Log in to gbci.org, and go to “My Credentials.” On this page, click “Report CMP Activity.” This will bring you to a “Report CMP Activity” page, where you are prompted to fill out the following:

  • Activity Date
  • CE Hours: The number of continuing education hours earned for this activity.
  • Activity Content Type: Select from “General” or “LEED Specific”
  • Activity Title
  • Delivery Method: Select from Education, LEED Project Participation, Committee and Volunteer Work, Authorship
  • Comments (optional)

STEP 2: Once you have input all of this information, click submit. The hours will appear on the “Review CMP Activity” page.

Reporting Authorship Continuing Education Hours

As mentioned, researching and submitting original articles on green building, you'll earn 3 CEUs per published article and help others learn about LEED on Poplar Network and elsewhere online.

To redeem your continuing education hours for writing an article or book that has been published, use the following instructions:

STEP 1: Go to the Authorship Form on GBCI’s website.

STEP 2: Fill out each of the fields. It is important to note:

  • Your GBCI Number:  You can find this number by logging in to “My Credentials.”
  • Name of Submission: Use the title of the article.
  • Name of Publication: Use Poplar Network
  • Upload Your Submission: When submitting the text of the article, make sure to use the text that has been published.  We often edit some of the content for grammar, etc. before the article is published.
  • Link (if accessible on the web): Include the link to your article on Poplar Network page where it has been published.
  • What CMP categoryies does the submission best fit? If none of the categories fit, select not applicable.

Requesting an extension for CMP reporting period

logomakrIf an unforeseen circumstance prevents you from obtaining the required CE hours and completing your credential maintnence within two years, you have the option of requesting a waiver or an extension.

GBCI considers the following circumstances for waiver and extension submission:

  • Long term unemployment
  • Military deployment
  • Health problems
  • Death in the family

Please note: These circumstances do not guarantee an extension for your credential maintenance time period.

In order to submit a request for an extension, you must send GBCI a writtern request with support documentation 30 days prior to the end of your reporting period. GBCI will review your request and will decide whether or not to grant you’re an extension based on your circumstances.

Renewing Your Credential

LEED: If it is one year or less before your reporting period and you have submitted all of your hours, you can choose to Renew Your Credential. You can log in to “My Credentials,” then click “Renew My Credential” on the main page. You pay $50 and agree to terms and conditions, and then your credential should be updated within 24 hours.

If your continuing education is going to be audited, you will receive notification from GBCI within 24-48 hours.

WELL: For WELL APs, you must do the following according to the CMP Guide

1. Report your required CE hours through your WELL Online account, ensuring you have met all
requirements.

2. Pay the renewal fee (Click here for pricing details).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect.

Find members with green building and green business skills and experience.

Meet Pros.

Avatarmohammed alzghool's picture
Facility Manager
madina
Avatarjames mulhearn's picture
Project Manager
Rancho Cordova, CA
AvatarVance Barnes's picture
LEED Professional
Germantown, WI

Learn.

Relevant education and training to consider.

 
: 650-746-4261