Registration is now open to candidates who qualify and wish to pursue the new LEED Green Associate credential or the new LEED Accredited Professional (AP) Operation and Maintenance (O+M) Credential.
Designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in
non-technical fields of practice, the LEED Green Associate credential
represents demonstrable knowledge and skills in green design, construction and
operations. It is also the first step for professionals if they later choose to
become a LEED-AP.
The LEED-AP O+M credential recognizes advanced knowledge in green building
practices along with specialized expertise relevant to the field of building
operations and maintenance. The new credential was designed to be consistent
with the knowledge base and requirements of the new LEED 2009 rating system,
which launches April 27, 2009. Attaining the LEED-AP O+M credential is a
two-part process requiring candidates to pass the LEED Green Associate exam as
part one to demonstrate general knowledge, and then pass a second operations
and maintenance specialty exam.
GBCI was created to administer certification and credentialing programs
related to green building practice and to ensure that the LEED Accredited
Professional (LEED AP) program continues to be developed in accordance with
best practices for credentialing programs. To underscore this commitment, GBCI
is undergoing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation
process for personnel certification agencies complying with International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17024. Early in 2009, GBCI
assumed responsibility for administering the LEED certification program for the
more than 20,000 commercial projects seeking third party verification of
compliance with the industry’s leading green building rating
For more information related to the exam structure, eligibility requirements
and maintenance programs for these credentials, visit www.gbci.org.
The Green Building Certification Institute Opens Testing for New LEED-AP Credentials
April 22, 2009