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Our new video gives an overview of how to report each activity that counts toward credential maintenance.

Your LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. To ensure that LEED professionals stay current on the latest in green building and sustainability, you are required to maintain your credential through professional development activities.

Every two years, LEED Green Associates must complete 15 hours of continuing education activities, and LEED APs with specialty must complete 30 hours. We call that two-year period, which starts the day you pass your exam, your “reporting period.” To count, all continuing education hours must be completed within your reporting period. Learn more in the CMP Guide.

Our new video provides a quick overview of how to report each of the four continuing education activities that can count toward credential maintenance: authorship, education, project participation and volunteer work. We walk through exactly what to expect when you log into your credentialing account and report CE hours.

Not interested in self-reporting? Purchase a subscription to Education @USGBC. Once you complete a course and pass the quiz, your hours will be reported to GBCI automatically on your behalf. Not sure where to start? Check out our CMP playlists for each credential, which contain the exact amount of CE hours needed for each LEED credential.

Whether through self-reporting, or completing courses on Education @USGBC, once you have enough continuing education hours to maintain your credential, you will see a message within your credentialing dashboard that you are eligible to renew your credential.

You worked hard to prepare for and pass your LEED exam. Keep your credential active to continue to demonstrate your sustainability knowledge and set yourself apart.

Learn more in the CMP Guide