- What is the cost for credential maintenance renewal?
- What happens if I do not complete my continuing education requirements?
- How can I request an extension to my current CMP reporting period?
- Can I request a waiver of my credential maintenance renewal fee?
- Can I get an invoice for my credential renewal?
- What form of payment is accepted for the credential renewal payment?
What is the cost for credential maintenance renewal?
The cost for credential maintenance renewal for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty credentials is $85.
What happens if I do not complete my continuing education requirements?
If you do not complete your continuing education requirements by the end of your two-year reporting period, your LEED credential expires. To regain a credential after expiration, one must register and retest as a new candidate. Such individuals are responsible for all applicable fees.
How can I request an extension to my current CMP reporting period?
If unforeseen circumstances prevent you from being able to complete your credential maintenance in your two-year reporting period, you may request an extension. Situations that could be recognized by GBCI as a hardship include:
- Long term unemployment
- Military deployment
- Health problems
- Death in the family
This list is not exhaustive nor do these circumstances guarantee an extension. Written requests with supporting documentation must be received at least 30 days before the end of your reporting period. GBCI reviews requests on a case-by-case basis and only grants extensions in situations where you were prevented from completing your CMP.
Can I request a waiver of my credential maintenance renewal fee?
Unfortunately, we are unable to waive the CMP renewal fee. The CMP renewal fee is an administrative cost that enables us to continue to drive innovation, continued improvement, and an enhanced user experience throughout the LEED program. Renewal fees are standard practice for professional credentials and help to support the ongoing development and growth of the program, as well as the organization. The CMP renewal fee goes to supporting the Credential Maintenance Program which includes audits, updates to the platform, staffing, etc. As such, we are unable to provide an exemption to the CMP renewal fee at this time.
Can I get an invoice for my credential renewal?
Check invoices may be requested by submitting an inquiry to us.
What form of payment is accepted for the credential renewal payment?
Customers are encouraged to pay online via credit card by going through the following steps:
- Log in to usgbc.org
- Go to your Credential dashboard (usgbc.org/account/credentials)
- Click on 'renew my credential'
- Follow prompts
Check invoices may be requested by submitting an inquiry to https://gbci.org/contact.