What are LEED-specific hours?
Both LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty credentials require LEED-specific continuing education hours. LEED-specific hours meet at least one of the following criteria:
- process-related to LEED,
- credit- or category-related, such as dealing with requirements, intents or version comparisons,
- an in-depth, technical LEED update,
- an in-depth LEED project case study targeted toward a specific LEED credit,
- a best practice lesson that entails successful or unsuccessful implementation of LEED, or
- show benefits of using LEED (return on investment, grants, taxes or incentives).
If you are a LEED AP, six of your required 30 continuing education hours must be LEED-specific. If you are a LEED AP with specialty, the six LEED-specific hours must directly relate to your specialty designation.
If you are a LEED Green Associate, three of your required 15 continuing education hours must be LEED-specific.
- When does my continuing education reporting period begin and end?
- How do I confirm, cancel or reschedule an exam?
- Are there enough hours in the Education @USGBC subscription to fulfill maintenance requirements for a LEED credential?
- What are continuing education or credential maintenance hours?
- What happens if I do not complete my continuing education requirements?
- How can I request an extension to my current CMP reporting period?
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