LEED Fellow class of 2022 nominations period opens Jan. 10

Nick Firmand

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

Each year, GBCI receives applications from a diverse global applicant pool. Nominees’ applications are evaluated by a committee of LEED Fellows through a multi-round evaluation process. View the 2021 class of fellows.

To be eligible, a nominee must have held a LEED AP with specialty credential for a minimum of 8 years, and demonstrate at least 10 years of exceptional impact with LEED in the key mastery elements of:

  • Technical proficiency
  • Education and mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Commitment and service
  • Advocacy

The LEED Fellow nomination period has two phases:

Phase 1: Initial qualifications | Jan. 10–28

Nominees must submit the following:

For themselves:

  • CV/resume
  • Date they originally earned a LEED AP credential

For their nominator:

  • Nominator’s CV/resume

For each member of the nomination team:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • GBCI number
  • Credential held (if any)
  • Credential renewal date (if any)
  • Company name

Submit initial qualifications. Submissions are due by 6 p.m. ET on Jan. 28.

Phase 2: Application period | Feb. 1–25, 2022

Nominees must submit all application components listed in section 3 of the LEED Fellow Handbook, 2022 Edition, pages 7–8. Submissions are due by Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. ET.>

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, 2022 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. You can view examples of successful LEED Fellow applications in the handbook.

View webinars on the nominations process

Learn more about the LEED Fellow nominations process by listening to a recording of one of our free webinars:

Questions? Review the LEED Fellow Handbook, 2022 Edition 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.

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