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POLICIES AND AUDITS
Credential Holders will have 90 days to renew and report hours previously earned within their reporting period, which starts after the reporting period has ended. You will not be able to earn hours during this time. If you don’t report enough hours and successfully renew by the end of the past due period,your credential will expire.
LEED Professionals’ credential(s) will expire if they fail to complete the CMP requirements and submitfor renewal 90 days after their reporting period.
GBCI reviews 5-7% of LEED Professionals who maintain through CE hours. In addition, any published article or book submitted for CE hours will be automatically subject to review. For more information on reviews, see Appendix D.
Failure to comply
Each LEED Professional is responsible for demonstrating full compliance with CMP requirements.Unsupported, misstated, or fraudulent reporting of CE hours is a violation of GBCI’s Disciplinary andExam Appeals Policy. Such reporting is cause for action by GBCI and may be grounds for disciplinaryaction, up to and including revocation of the GBCI credential. See GBCI’s Disciplinary and ExamAppeals Policy for more information.
Failure to fulfill and/or report the required CE hours for the CMP reporting period will result inexpiration of the LEED Green Associate or the LEED AP with specialty credential. The LEED AP withoutspecialty credential is held in perpetuity and does not have any credential maintenance requirementsor fees.
If unforeseen circumstances prevent you from being able to complete your credential maintenancerequirements in your 2-year reporting period, you may request a waiver or extension. Situations thatcould be recognized by GBCI as hardship include:
- Long term unemployment
- Military deployment
- Health problems
- Death in the family
This list is not exhaustive nor do these circumstances guarantee a waiver or extension. Writtenrequests with supporting documentation must be received at least 30 days before the end of yourreporting period. GBCI reviews requests on a case-by-case basis and only grants waivers or extensionsin situations where you were prevented from completing the requirements.
To regain a credential after expiration, one must apply, register, and retest as a new candidate. Suchindividuals are responsible for all applicable fees.