WASHINGTON — The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) launched a credentialing maintenance program (CMP) for LEED APs and Green Associates, ensuring that LEED professional credentials will remain relevant and meaningful in a rapidly evolving marketplace, according to Building Design & Construction.

With the launch of LEED v3 in April, GBCI put in place a number of changes and enhancements to the LEED professional credentialing program, including the introduction of the LEED Green Associate and realigning the specialties within the LEED AP program to better reflect market practice areas.

A number of activities qualify to earn LEED credential holders’ credit toward their credentialing maintenance. Those activities include continuing education as well as the practical application of LEED on projects and active participation in the green building community. A CMP Guide outlines CMP-eligible activities and the requirements for maintaining both the LEED AP and LEED Green Associate credentials. Later this year, GBCI will launch an online tool for registered CMP users to easily and seamlessly submit and track maintenance activities.

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