LEED Professional Credential
A LEED Professional Credential helps you stand out by increasing your opportunity for employment, job stability, and promotion while underscoring your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused organizations.
USGBC Massachusetts offers a 1-day LEED Green Associate exam preparation workshops. This monthly workshop includes 8 units of LEED Green Associate Exam inspired material and is taught by an industry expert. See our calendar for dates and more information.
Candidates for the LEED Green Associate are required to pass a 2-hour exam, which focuses on the LEED rating system and introductory green building concepts. The LEED Green Associate exam is administered at local Prometric testing centers.
Candidates are highly encouraged to purchase the LEED Green Associate Exam Study Guide from the USGBC.
Welcome to the Chapter’s online education portal. The following are great alternatives to our in-person offering that we have year round. We have partnered with Green Building Educational Services (GBES) to offer our community the following:
Platinum Packs – click on an image below to read more
The Platinum Pack is comprised of four components, practice tests, flash cards, on-demand webinars, and the study guide. Each of these components are designed to challenge, quiz and educate you in a slightly different manner. If you do not see the platinum pack for the exam that you desire, please check here.
Practice Exams and Study Guides – click on an image below to read more
Both the practice exam and study guide have been the popular tools for those looking to prepare for the exam. If you do not see the study guide and practice material for the exam that you desire, please check here.
LEED/AIA Continuing Education – click on an image below to read more
Now it’s easier than ever to earn your continuing education hours. With access to our growing library of online courses, you can pick and choose the topics that interest you most. Purchase access for the number of hours you need, then add courses from our course catalog to your account. You can add more hours to your account at any time. Purchase your hours now by clicking on the offerings below. View the list of courses. – See more here!
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The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) is here! GBCI officially added the WELL AP credential to the suite of WELL Building Standard® offerings. Developed in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL AP signifies advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building Standard.
To become a WELL AP, all candidates must pass the WELL AP exam. The exam was developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices and is based on the expertise of leading building industry practitioners, academic researchers, and physicians in the field of design, health and wellness in the built environment. It’s designed to test a candidate’s understanding of the principles, practices, and applications of the WELL Building Standard.
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C):
NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course is the premier training program for Passive House building professionals. Supported by a 25+ year history of global technical leadership by the Passive House Institute, and over 7 years of successful American instruction, from Maine to California, by the Passive House Academy – this course is specifically designed to teach the international Passive House Standard to American professionals making Passive House buildings in the U.S. construction industry.
With 5 days of in-class instruction, and additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace, participants will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. Participants will be able to apply the lessons learned directly to their real-world work experience, and join a team in making Passive House buildings. On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a five year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant.
This course is for all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers working in the design and construction of new build and retrofit Passive House buildings.
Easy LEED Credential Maintenance
Those individuals who earned the LEED Accredited Professional designation (prior to 2009) are not required to complete continuing education, while those who have earned the LEED Green Associate and/or LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty (since 2009) are required to meet continuing education requirements.
LEED Green Associate must earn 15 continuing education hours within 2 years of earning their credential. LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty must earn 30 continuing education hours within 2 years of earning their credential.
There are four key areas where continuing education (CE) hours can be earned in order to maintain your credential:
Education should be relevant to green building and in the form of preferred courses and presentations from registered providers, self-reported courses and presentations, college and University courses and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Participants receive 1 CE hour per hour of education. Be sure to check out the Chapter’s webinar offerings to help you with your continuing education.
2. LEED Project Participation
LEED project participation includes work on a project registered for LEED certification. Participants receive 1 CE hour per project.
Authorship is a credited contribution to a print or digital publication and is worth 3 CE hours for published article and 10 CE hours for published book.
Volunteering includes participation on the USGBC or GBCI Board of Directors, steering committees, USGBC Massachusetts Board of Directors, USGBC Massachusetts committees or other volunteer organizations that support the LEED system. Acceptable activities include attending meetings, planning events, performing research, etc. Volunteers can claim 1 CE hour per hour of participation.