LEED AP Credential Maintenance Program On-Demand

Program Overview

This course is the simplest way to maintain or upgrade your LEED AP credential. Earn ALL of your LEED CMP hours in one program. Upgrade to a LEED AP Specialty or maintain your LEED AP status today!

Why the LEED AP CMP Program?

This is the simplest GBCI approved, LEED Credential Maintenance program available to upgrade or maintain your LEED AP credential.

  • $399 for all 30 hours
  • 30+ credential hours tailored exactly to the LEED CMP Program requirements
  • 12 Month Subscription to the Everblue online CMP program
  • Interact with expert instructors
  • Certificates of Completion for your other continuing education requirements – AIA, PE, PDHs, BPI, Internachi
  • Useful and interesting LEED topics 
  • Learn from the comfort of your desk or conference room
  • Stay ahead of the competition with the latest LEED Green Building knowledge
  • Maintain your hard earned LEED credential

Skills You Will Acquire

LEED is the gold standard of sustainability. Earning a LEED credential will provide you with an understanding of what exactly green building and sustainable development means. Our CMP covers a variety of LEED related topics so no matter your experience level, everyone learns something. The variety of subjects covered in the CMP, will allow you to find your passion and specialize in a particular niche.

Individual Benefits of Accreditation

  • A marketable credential to an employer, prospective employer, or client
  • Start down a new career path, even if you've had no prior experience
  • Get listed on the searchable GBCI website directory of LEED professionals
  • Identify yourself as a LEED Accredited Professional
  • Receive recognition for involvement in the LEED certification process


Employer Benefits of Accreditation

  • Become eligible for projects on which owners are mandating the participation of a LEED professional 
  • Strengthen your qualifications when responding to RFPs requiring a LEED professional 
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge and understanding of the LEED certification process and keep up with the hottest industry 


Industry Benefits of Accreditation

  • Become a leader in this fast growing industry
  • Encourage and promote a higher understanding of LEED worldwide
  • Support and facilitate transformation to sustainable construction and design


In Summary

Not only will you be in demand because of your specialized skills, you will be able to compete in an economy where LEED is quickly becoming the norm, rather than the exception, for professionals in the building industry. Add to that the recent changes to the LEED system that make it more attractive and applicable to anyone with an interest in sustainability, and it's the perfect time to get accredited.

Program Outline

The LEED AP credential is recognized as a sign of achievement for having passed the rigorous LEED exam and an acknowledgement of commitment to leadership in the emerging green industry. LEED v3’s arrival in April 2009 brought a number of changes and enhancements along with it, including a new tiered credentialing system known as the Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP), which requires LEED professionals to complete ongoing continuing education.

The CMP's goals are to broaden the perspective of LEED professionals, keeping their knowledge current and their LEED accreditation relevant. Under the new system, LEED professionals at all levels (including LEED Green Associates, LEED APs for Operations and Maintenance, Homes, Building Design & Construction, Interior Design and Construction, and Neighborhood Development) are accredited for two-year periods. During that time, a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP must accumulate a set number of continuing education hours and report them to GBCI while doing so. The fee for renewing the title every two years is $50.00.

Requirements for LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty

LEED Accredited Professionals with Specialty must complete 30 continuing education hours, six of which must be LEED-specific.

  • 30 CE hours, 6 of which must be LEED-specific
  • Follow current green building practices
  • Fall into one of the eight accepted CE categories based on the specialty

For those with more than one specialty, you must maintain each specialty by:

  • Selecting a primary specialty for which the candidate will complete the majority of CE hours;
  • Complete 30 CE hours, including 6 LEED-specific, for the primary specialty; and
  • Complete 6 LEED-specific CE hours for each additional specialty

Everblue offers two programs for LEED AP with Specialty. The first option is geared for those that are former Legacy LEED professionals that upgraded to a specialty and need to complete the prescriptive 30-hour program. This course would also be beneficial for a LEED AP with Specialty that has a renewal deadline prior to October 2012 - the course is LEED CMP 1.0. The second option is geared toward those LEED AP with Specialty professionals that have already completed their first LEED CMP renewal cycle - the course is LEED CMP 2.0.