Apply to be a LEED Fellow in 2023

Nandita Bhatnagar

LEED credential holders continue to make exceptional impacts on projects around the world. LEED Fellow is the highest recognition achievable for a LEED professional in the green building industry. Receiving the LEED Fellow designation recognizes outstanding accomplishments and marks a career high point.

Each year, GBCI receives applications from a diverse and global applicant pool. Nominees’ applications are evaluated by a committee of LEED Fellows through a multi-round evaluation process. View the 2022 class of LEED Fellows.

To be eligible, a nominee must hold a LEED AP with specialty credential for a minimum of eight years. In addition, a nominee must demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of exceptional impact with LEED in four out of the following five mastery elements:

  • Technical proficiency (required)
  • Education and mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Commitment and service
  • Advocacy

Explore details about the application.

The LEED Fellow application period begins on Jan. 23 and ends on Feb. 21, 2023, at 6 p.m. ET. The application is online and contains two parts.

Part 1—Initial qualifications

Nominees must complete all the fields requested in Part 1 of the online application for themselves and for their application team—nominator, endorsers and project experience statement writer. The online application will verify the entries based on the eligibility criteria listed in the LEED Fellow Handbook on pages 3–4.

Part 2—Application components

Nominees must submit all application components listed in the LEED Fellow Handbook on pages 7–8.

Nominate a LEED AP for the Fellowship.

To date, over 300 leaders have been recognized as LEED Fellows.

Consider the outstanding LEED Accredited Professionals in your networks—do you know anyone who should be elevated to the ranks of LEED Fellow?

The full list of eligibility requirements to apply to be a LEED Fellow are listed in the LEED Fellow Handbook, 2023 Edition. Even if you don’t meet the eligibility requirements this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t get involved. Share this article with others in your network, or act as a nominator or endorser.

View examples of successful LEED Fellow applications in handbook.

Join a webinar about the nominations process.

Learn more about the LEED Fellow nominations process at one of our free introductory webinars:

LEED Fellow Introductory Webinars

Jan. 11, 2023


9 a.m. IST Register.

Europe/Middle East

4:30 p.m. CET/ 7:30 p.m. GST Register.

U.S./Canada/Latin America

12:30 p.m. EST Register.

Questions? Review the LEED Fellow Handbook and take a look at our FAQ page on the LEED Fellow process. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us via email.

View the LEED Fellow Handbook

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