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LEED AP Credential Maintenance Program On-Demand

This On Demand webinar series includes 30+ credential hours tailored exactly to the LEED CMP Program requirements including the 6 LEED specific hours.  You can access this on demand webinar 24 hours, 7 days a week from any computer (home or work). You can play, pause, and restart the webinar as needed to meet your desired pace.

Course Overview: 

LEED v3's arrival in April 2009 brought a number of changes and enhancements along with it, including a new tiered credentialing system known as the Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP), which requires LEED professionals to complete ongoing continuing education.


The goal of the LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) is to broaden the perspective of LEED professionals, keeping their knowledge current and their LEED accreditation relevant. Under the LEED Version 3 update, LEED professionals at all levels (including LEED Green Associates, LEED APs for Operations and Maintenance, Homes, Building Design and Construction, Interior Design and Construction, and Neighborhood Development) are accredited for two-year periods. During that time, a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP must accumulate a set number of continuing education hours and report them to GBCI while doing so. The fee for renewing the title every two years is $50.00.

If a LEED professional fails to complete the required hours, their LEED credential will expire at the end of the two-year period. In order to regain their credential, individuals must then retest to regain their credential.


LEED Green Associates

LEED Green Associates are only required to earn 15 continuing education hours in a two-year span. Three of these hours must be LEED-specific and may pertain to any of the rating systems available.


LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with Specialty

LEED APs are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years. Six of these hours must be LEED-specific and related to the specialty credential the individual holds.

Acquired Skills: 

LEED is the gold standard of sustainability. Earning a LEED credential will provide you with an understanding of what exactly green building and sustainable development means. Our CMP covers a variety of LEED related topics so no matter your experience level, everyone learns something. The variety of subjects covered in the CMP, will allow you to find your passion and specialize in a particular niche.


Individual Benefits of Accreditation

  • A marketable credential to an employer, prospective employer, or client
  • Start down a new career path, even if you've had no prior experience
  • Get listed on the searchable GBCI website directory of LEED professionals
  • Identify yourself as a LEED Accredited Professional
  • Receive recognition for involvement in the LEED certification process

Employer Benefits of Accreditation

  • Become eligible for projects on which owners are mandating the participation of a LEED professional 
  • Strengthen your qualifications when responding to RFPs requiring a LEED professional 
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge and understanding of the LEED certification process and keep up with the hottest industry 

Industry Benefits of Accreditation

  • Become a leader in this fast growing industry
  • Encourage and promote a higher understanding of LEED worldwide
  • Support and facilitate transformation to sustainable construction and design

In Summary


Not only will you be in demand because of your specialized skills, you will be able to compete in an economy where LEED is quickly becoming the norm, rather than the exception, for professionals in the building industry. Add to that the recent changes to the LEED system that make it more attractive and applicable to anyone with an interest in sustainability, and it's the perfect time to get accredited.

Course Outline: 

Requirements for LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty


LEED Accredited Professionals with Specialty must complete 30 continuing education hours, six of which must be LEED-specific.

• 30 CE hours, 6 of which must be LEED-specific
• Follow current green building practices
• Fall into one of the four accepted CE categories


For those with more than one specialty, you must maintain each specialty by:

• Selecting a primary specialty for which the candidate will complete the majority of CE hours;
• Complete 30 CE hours, including 6 LEED-specific, for the primary specialty; and
• Complete 6 LEED-specific CE hours for each additional specialty


This LEED AP + Specialty CMP program fulfills the requirement needed in an easy and convenient program that is completely online and accessible anytime.

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