Earn CE hours through these activities related to green building, health, wellness, resiliency, and the circular economy.
1. Education (unlimited) Education should be relevant to green building, which includes environmental sustainability, health, wellness, resiliency, and the circular economy. Education for general CE hours can come from learning activities that are approved by GBCI, or from non-GBCI approved courses. Examples of non-GBCI approved courses that may be eligible for general CE hours include college and university courses, simulated project participation, workshops, courses and conference events. GBCI recommends using the credit categories/concepts indicated on page 4-6 as a guideline to help you determine what constitutes general green building topics.
Please note that courses can only be counted towards credential maintenance once, and the same course cannot be reported in subsequent reporting periods.
Both participants and instructors receive 1 CE hour per hour of educational contact time. Those who develop content receive 2 CE hours for each hour of educational contact time for GBCI-approved course they develop. If you are both the developer and instructor of a course, you may only count that course once when reporting credential maintenance activities (i.e., report either the instructor CE hours or the developer CE hours, not both).
Under the continuing education activity type, rating system-specific credit can only be earned through GBCI-approved education designated as LEED-specific, SITES-specific or WELL-specific
2. Project Participation (unlimited) Work on projects* registered for LEED, SITES or WELL certification count for 1 rating system-specific CE hour per credit or feature for credential holders working on projects certified under the system or standard related to their credential. Project administrators can claim an additional 2 CE hours per project.
Work on any project* registered for EDGE, Parksmart, PEER or TRUE certification can count towards general CE hours for GBCI credential holders.
*Remember, the intent of project participation is to work on projects that are intended to be implemented. This excludes simulated project participation provided through education programs.
3. Authorship (unlimited) Authorship is a credited contribution to a print or digital publication and is worth 3 CE hours per published article and 10 CE hours per published book. LEED-specific hours are designated for authoring that is directly related to LEED technical content. SITES-specific hours are designated for authoring that is directly related to SITES technical content. WELL-specific hours are designated for authoring that is directly related to WELL technical content.
4. Volunteering (no more than 50% of total CE hours) Volunteering includes participation in leadership positions, technical advisory and steering committees or working groups; LEED, SITES or WELL credential exam development and maintenance activities; or local USGBC community boards, committees or other volunteer organizations that support the LEED and SITES systems, the WELL Building Standard or a role in which they further the knowledge about green building.
Volunteers can claim 1 hour per hour of participation. LEED-specific hours are designated for volunteering that is directly related to LEED technical content.
WELLspecific hours are designated for volunteering that is directly related to WELL technical content. SITES-specific hours are designated for volunteering that is directly related to SITES.
REPORTING CREDENTIAL MAINTENANCE
To self-report CMP activities for LEED, log into your Credentials account and select Report CMP Activity. Click here to view a video of how to self-report CMP activities for LEED.
To self-report CMP activities for SITES, log into your SITES Online account.
To self-report CMP activities for WELL, log into your WELL account.
The LEED (USGBC), SITES, and WELL dashboards for reporting CMP activities are unique; therefore, you will need to report all CE hours in each dashboard. This also applies to courses taken through Education @USGBC, Greenbuild sessions and regional USGBC courses for SITES and WELL.
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