Maintain Your LEED Credentials – Don’t Forget Continuing Education Hours

Getting your LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with Specialty credential can help to advance your career and distinguish you in the green building market (for more information on getting these specialties click here LINK TO OTHER ARTICLE). But once you have your credential, there is a certain amount of maintenance to be done. The green building market is forever evolving and new techniques and strategies are constantly becoming available. It is therefore important that certified professionals, like yourself, stay current and up-to-date on the latest green building practices.


If you have your Green Associate credential you will need to keep current with your renewals and complete 15 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Of those 15 hours, three must identified as being LEED-specific. If you have your LEED AP, renewal fees apply and you must complete 30 hours of continuing education, 6 of which must be LEED-specific. Your hours need to be reported to the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), under the same USGBC account you created when you registered for your exam.  To obtain your Continuing Education (CE) hours through the CaGBC, you can read some related materials, attend an event or live webinar, take a workshop, or complete an on-demand course. You can choose from the many course options yourself or, CaGBC has made it even easier to maintain your credential with the Maintaining your Green Associate and the Maintaining your BD+C course bundles. These bundles offer you the exact amount of CE hours you need (general and LEED-specific) for a discounted rate and all of the included courses have been approved by the GBCI. Only looking for a few education hours? See our individual course offerings, or our course bundles.


CaGBC stays current and relevant in an ever changing market and works hard to deliver quality education to professionals like you. As the number one provider of green building education in Canada, they are an excellent option for Canadians looking to renew their LEED credentials. If you have any questions, feel free to contact them at

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