LEED Green Associate Continuing Education Requirements

Congratulations on earning your LEED Green Associate and expanding your opportunities in the exciting and rapidly growing field of green building! Read on to learn important continuing education details and the fastest and easiest way to maintain your valuable credential.

Green Associate Credential Maintenance

The LEED Green Associate is maintained in two-year cycles.  As such, you have two years to meet your continuing education requirements.  The end date on this reporting/credentialing period is calculated by adding two years to your exam date and subtracting one day.  For example, If you pass your exam on October 16, 2020, your credentialing period ends on October 15, 2022, and the next period begins on October 16, 2022.  As of 2021, the credential maintenance renewal fee is $85.  If you fail to meet your continuing education requirements, you will have to complete the entire registration and testing process again.

Green Associates are required to complete 15 continuing education hours within each two year period.  Twelve (12) of those hours can be “general”, meaning they are related to general green building concepts but not specific to a particular rating system.  Three (3) of those hours must be specific to any of the LEED rating systems.

LEED GA Continuing Education Courses

Credit hours can be earned through project participation, education, volunteering or authoring related content in digital or print forms.  GBES is proud to be the easiest and fastest way to maintain your credential.  Our courses work with your schedule by being a “watch and learn” video format you can access from any device.  All GBES courses are both GBCI approved and also count towards AIA continuing education hours.  Furthermore, general CE and LEED-specific courses from GBES for your LEED Green Associate will also count as general CE for stand-alone AP credentials.  This is beneficial if  you currently have a LEED AP or WELL AP credential or are looking to earn one soon.

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LEED Green Associate CE Reporting

Manually reporting hours through your GBCI account can be a time-consuming process.  That’s why GBES includes automatic reporting with our CE hour bundles.  Simply add your GBCI credential number…  We’ll also keep up with your Green Associate reporting period dates so you never have to worry about not completing your CE in time.  Have credit hours from external projects or courses you want to add?  We make it easy to manually report from GBES.

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