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You’re a LEED Professional: Now what?

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You did it! Congratulations!

You decided to become a LEED professional, you took the exam, and passed!

Now what?

Earn CE hours to fulfill your credential maintenance

Under the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP), you are required to maintain your credential by fulfilling continuing education requirements every two years.

The process is designed to facilitate continued professional development within the field of green building, to grow your knowledge and experience, and to improve your job performance.

Access the CMP Guide for additional information about credential maintenance. 

Here’s the requirement breakdown

  • LEED Green Associate: 15 CE hours (3 LEED specific) -or- LEED AP with specialty: 30 CE hours (6 LEED specific)

Earn hours through green building activities

  1. Education
  2. LEED project experience
  3. Authorship (credited contribution to a print or digital publication)
  4. Volunteering (with USGBC, GBCI, USGBC chapter, or volunteer organization that supports the LEED system)

Report and keep track of your hours through the Credentials section of your usgbc.org account.

Promote your credential

Start using your title “LEED Green Associate” or “LEED AP” followed by your specialty (BD+C, Homes, ID+C, ND, O+M). Add it to your resume, USGBC account profile and LinkedIn profile.

Don't forget to share your success on social media. 

  • Twitter and Facebook: I just passed my #LEED Green Associate exam! -or- I just passed my #LEED AP exam! 

Be sure to follow USGBC around the web to stay up to date and in the loop: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Get involved

Now that you're a LEED professional, there's never been a better time to get involved with your local chapter. This is a key way to access continuing education, network with peers, and make a difference in your community. Find your chapter.

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