Once you become a LEED Green Associate or a LEED AP+, you will be required to participate in the LEED CMP program in order to keep your credential. The following information summarizes the CMP requirements in which to comply with. Feel free to call a LEED CMP advisor at 1-800-355-1751 if you have questions.
Prescriptive Credential Maintenance Requirements (LEED CMP) Per 2 Year Reporting Period
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP ID+C
LEED AP O+M
LEED AP Homes
LEED AP ND
LEED Specific Hours
3 CE Hours
6 CE Hours per LEED Credential Earned
Total CE Hours Required
15 CE Hours
30 CE Hours
The LEED CMP program is meant to ensure quality control amongst the vast amount of LEED Green Associates and Accredited Professionals. By ensuring a system to engage current GAs & APs in the most recent trends in green building and sustainable design, the various LEED credentials will continue to maintain their high integrity.
USGBC allows LEED professionals to earn all of their CMP credit hours online, including LEED-specific courses. In order to qualify, these classes must be reviewed and approved by the Education Review Body (ERB) via a rigorous process carried out by green building experts. Each and every CMP course that Green Education Services offers is approved by the USGBC, so feel comfort in knowing that every single hour of training you complete will contribute to your biannual LEED CMP requirement!
Do you have a group of individuals at your company whom all need to maintain their LEED credentials? We now have a subscription service in place that will allow unlimited access to every Green Education Services Webinar! For full details, call a CMP advisor today at 1-800-355-1751.
If you hold multiple LEED AP designations, you are encouraged to download the latest version of the CMP Guide from the GBCI website in order to review the CE hours required depending on the number of credentials you have earned.
CMP stands for Credential Maintenance Program. Created by GBCI, CMP is the continuing education program required for LEED credentialed professionals to help maintain current knowledge of green building practices and the LEED green building rating systems.
LEED Green Associates must complete 15 hours of Continuing Education (CE) every two years. The reporting period begins on the day that the individual passes the exam and GBCI awards their credential. Three of these CE hours must be approved by GBCI as LEED-specific hours.
LEED APs with a Sspecialty (BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes, or ND) must complete 30 Continuing Education (CE) hours every two years. The reporting period begins on the day that the individual passes the exam and GBCI awards their credential. Six of these CE hours must be approved by GBCI as LEED-specific hours. Note: If you have more than one specialty, please view GBCI's CMP Guide for further details on hours required.
Legacy LEED APs have the choice whether they wish to advance their credential and become a LEED AP + Specialty or remain a LEED AP. If you opt in to the new credentialing program, you have the choice to retest OR to enroll in the prescriptive credential maintenance program and earn 30 CEs within the 24-month reporting period. Please visit the LEED AP Legacy page for further information on how to participate in the CMP program.
LEED-specific hours are continuing education hours that are related to the credits and categories of LEED, take an in-depth, technical look at a LEED update or LEED project case study, and shows the implementation of LEED & benefits of using LEED. All LEED-specific continuing education hours must be approved and designated as LEED-specific by an Education Reviewing Body or GBCI.
For the LEED AP credential, the six LEED-specific hours must directly relate to the LEED AP's specialty designation.
Green Education Services is an approved USGBC Education Provider, and offers a wide selection of live, online webinars and in-house training options to achieve your CE requirements. Please visit our LEED Continuing Education page for a full catalogue of courses available.
LEED credentialed professionals must self-report all of their CMP activities online through My Credentials (available at www.gbci.org > My Credentials). No additional documentation will be required unless you are audited.
To report CMP activities: 1. Log in to My Credentials at www.gbci.org and select Review/Report CMP Activity from the Current Options. 2. Select the credential, if applicable, and the category to which the CMP activity applies. 3. Enter the activity date and end date, if applicable, subcategory, delivery methods, description, details, content type, and CE hours earned.
LEED Professionals can add, delete, or review CE hours at any time and can print a report of complete and remaining CE hours.
Once a LEED Professional has fulfilled the CMP requirements for their credential, they must pay a $50 fee to complete the renewal process. This fee must be paid within 30 days after the individual's reporting period, or the credential will expire.
If you do not complete your CMP requirements within the 24-month period after your exam date, your LEED credential will expire and you will need to retake the exam if you wish to regain your credential. If you are a LEED AP+ and your credential expires, you will need to retake both the LEED Green Associate AND the LEED AP + specialty exam to regain your credential.