If you are a LEED AP or LEED Green Associate, listen up: There have been some changes to how you earn and submit your LEED credential maintenance hours. Ravi Bajaj, the chapter's resident expert on credential maintenance, gave an informative presentation on what's changed and what you need to know about maintaining your hours during February's Lunch+LEED. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:
For both LEED APs and LEED GAs, you still have two years and one day to submit your credential maintenance hours by logging in to the "My Credentials" tab on www.gbci.org. You must earn 30 credential maintenance hours within these two years (which includes six LEED-specific hours for LEED APs).
GBCI has reduced the number of categories in which you can submit your hours to four: Education, LEED project experience, authorship, and volunteering.
New this year, the GBCI is offering the Principles of LEED webinar series. Current LEED APs with specialty or LEED GAs who want to upgrade to a specialty can take this free, six-hour webinar series. After completing the modules and passing the quizzes, LEED APs can earn six hours toward their credential maintenance or LEED GAs can automatically upgrade to a LEED AP with specialty. More information can be found on www.gbci.org.
If you need more information on how to submit or obtain hours, the chapter is a great resource for information. Whether you regularly attend events through the chapter, or volunteer for one of their committees, it is now very easy to maintain your credential just by participating in chapter events and activities. Ask the chapter for more details.
Tanya Goyette, MA, LEED GA, is a Sustainability Consultant focused on education and marketing. Currently, she thoroughly enjoys co-chairing the Professional Development Committee for the San Diego Green Building Council and promoting the chapter's mission.