Credential Maintenance 

The Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) continues to develop and evolve, adding different courses and clarifications.  The CMP Guide provides information on how to register, track and submit your Continuing Education (CE) hours.  CMP ensures that credential holders stay current with the quickly evolving body of knowledge around green building, growing their skills, and showing clients and employers that their expertise is meaningful in a rapidly transforming marketplace. 

GBCI's credential maintenance program is unique among other continuing education programs in that it offers eight flexible options for earning hours. LEED Professionals can earn CE hours through various activities including volunteering, reading case studies, working on LEED projects, and taking professional development courses. LEED Professionals can often earn hours while performing activities they are already doing for their jobs. Activities meeting GBCI CMP requirements:
  • ERB-approved activities
  • Live presentations
  • Self-study programs
  • College and university courses
  • Certificates, professional licenses, and credentials
  • Committee and volunteer work
  • Authorship
  • LEED project participation

Use the CMP Wizard to help identify classes you can take and guide you along the process of the CMP.  To find courses locally, nationally, and available online view the Course Catalog developed by GBCI.  Look for the GBCI CMP logo to designate courses that count for CE hours.

Maintaining through CE hours

  1. Report CE hours in My Credentials
  2. Select “Renew” on the main menu page
  3. Agree to terms and conditions
  4. Pay the $50 renewal fee
Within 24-48 hours, you will receive either an approval email or notification of audit.

Maintaining through retesting

Another option, is LEED Green Associates and LEED APs can take the appropriate exam to renew the credential. The $50 renewal fee is not required as it covers the cost of the auditing of CE hours.

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