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USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in both LEED and professional education. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and/or sustainability. USGBC Faculty also maintain well-honed presentation and facilitation skills.

USGBC Faculty benefits include:

  • A listing in the online USGBC Faculty directory
  • Use of USGBC Faculty designation on business cards, letterhead, etc.
  • Introduction and access to USGBC Education Partner network
  • Complimentary access to Education @USGBC annual subscription
  • Invitation to exclusive Education @USGBC convenings
  • Access to Education Partner- and Faculty-only trainings and resources

USGBC Faculty must

  • Hold a LEED professional credential
  • Document recent experience teaching sustainability concepts
  • Demonstrate top-notch presentation skills

Renew your USGBC Faculty designation or apply for the first time

Stay tuned for opportunities for USGBC Education Partners to interact and collaborate with this elite group of globally recognized green building and sustainability educators. 

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Architect, Newtech Consulting Group
Hello Melanie, I'm a LEED AP BD+C and i would like to become LEED Faculty. I have taught many courses with English and Arabic. Is it eligible for documentation? Is English language required for documentation?
Membership, Credentialing, and Education Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Sarah, Thank you for your question and your interest in becoming USGBC Faculty. To become USGBC Faculty you must go through the application process. Please click on the blue link above. You can also learn more about the USGBC Faculty and the requirements through this link: http://www.usgbc.org/help/what-usgbc-faculty-program-and-how-can-i-apply
Senior Manager Built Environment Sustainability Services, Nikken Sekkei
Hi Melanie. I am a LEED AP (originally BD+C in 2002) and live in Tokyo, Japan now. I am a licensed architect, professional trainer, speaker and professor--have taught over 1,500 people on the LEED AP exams in the early 2000's and wrote the first ever "LEED for Contractors and Suppliers" training program. There are so few LEED experts here in Japan I am considering becoming a LEED Faculty. My questions (finally!) are am I eligble as LEED AP without specialty? And are there any financial limitations/sharing of revenue from training sessions we might conduct here?
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC Faculty have access to presentations developed by USGBC, and are encouraged to customize content as they see fit. LEED APs without Specialty are eligible to be USGBC Faculty. Log into the USGBC account associated with your credential first, then click on this link to apply: http://www.usgbc.org/education#become-faculty.
Lecturer Assistant, University of Greenwich
Is it possible to become a faculty if I hold leed green associate working as a teaching assistant at university and currently enrolled in a masters programme? Thank you
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
In addition to holding a LEED Credential you must : Provide documentation for one of the following activities within the past year: Served as the lead presenter and/or co-presenter at a green building/sustainability course, workshop or event, led educational, led green building tours, authored articles and/or green building related publications, participated as a team member on a green building project (must be at least one LEED project), or served as an Education @USGBC Pro Reviewer. In addition provide documentation/verification for each of the following: Participation in facilitation/presentation skills training of your choice within the past year and prove speaking ability demonstrated via video (minimum 5 minutes in length). Included with this should be 2 letters of recommendation and survey results or evaluations from 2 courses. If you feel you have the documentation to meet these requirements we encourage you to click on the blue button above that reads "RENEW YOUR USGBC FACULTY DESIGNATION OR APPLY FOR THE FIRST TIME" and apply.
Hi Melanie, Happy New Year. would you please let me know the steps i should take to be come USGBC Faculty? Thanks
Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council
If you click on the blue button above that reads "RENEW YOUR USGBC FACULTY DESIGNATION OR APPLY FOR THE FIRST TIME," you'll be taken to a page that walks you through the application requirements and submittal process.
Associate Professor of Architecture, Texas Tech University System
I called in, but I didn't get answers. He said to ask you. How much does it cost to become a USGBC Faculty and approximately how long does it take to approve an application?
Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Robert, My apologies for the trouble! If accepted, the annual cost is $500. The application review time is approximately two weeks. Thanks!
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Director of Sustainability, Northwell Health
Pro Reviewer
Melanie, Is there a timeframe for submitting an application? Thanks
Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Neil, We're reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Thanks for checking!

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