Credentialing Programs

The GBCI credentialing team consists of program managers, test developers and psychometricians who design, develop, and maintain the credentialing exams. The exams are constructed using rigorous test development best practices to assess whether working professionals have the minimum competencies to perform their jobs.

GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since 2011. Accreditation ensures that a certification agency meets a recognized standard for the programs and services it employs, and that the certification agency is engaged in continuous review and quality improvement.

LEED professional credentials

GBCI develops and administers the ANSI-accredited LEED professional credential exams, which include the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty credentials.

Learn more about LEED professional credentials

WELL Accredited Professional credential

The WELL AP program provides professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment.

WELL APs have a documented, full understanding of the industry’s latest principles and practices, along with a specialization in the WELL Building Standard program.

Learn more about WELL AP

SITES Accredited Professional credential

New to GBCI’s suite of credentials, the SITES AP is the first credential specifically targeted to those who work and care about land and its resources, and the communities they support.

The credential establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development, and also provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.

The exam was built on the expertise of leading practitioners and is intended to test a candidate’s competency to perform the job functions of a SITES AP.

Learn more about SITES AP

Credential Maintenance Program

GBCI credentials require ongoing maintenance every two years. The purpose of credential maintenance is to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge.

GBCI Credentialing Maintenance Program Guide