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Apply to become a volunteer subject matter expert, and help test LEED and WELL credentialing exams.

GBCI is recruiting volunteer subject matter experts to assist with the annual exam update activities of the following credentials: 

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED AP Homes

Examples of subject matter expert test development activities include

  • Problem item notification: reviewing flagged questions based on performance statistics.
  • Writing new test questions.
  • Reviewing accuracy and validity of test questions.
  • Form review: reviewing a collection of questions slated to appear on the exam to ensure there is no overlap between questions.

Time commitment

Meetings are held remotely via WebEx and last approximately one to three hours, depending on the type of test development activity. Question writing will require spending additional personal hours to draft new test questions, using a secure online system.


Subject matter experts must

  • Be a credential holder in the specific credentialing program in which they are volunteering to assist.
  • Be able and willing to follow guidelines and be trained in exam development techniques.
  • Be knowledgeable on the appropriate rating system or standard content, including, but not limited to, the exam references.
  • Be unassociated with any test preparatory development and/or delivery.
  • After GBCI review, if your volunteer application is accepted, then you will be required to sign the GBCI Volunteer Code of Professional Conduct.

As a subject matter expert, you will gain beneficial experience exercising your knowledge of the LEED rating system or WELL Building Standard while earning rating system-specific continuing education (CE) credits. You will also have the opportunity to network with your peers around the world.

Interested? Please fill out the application. The deadline for submissions is June 2, 2017.

Fill out the application form

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