Serve as a subject matter expert to update the LEED exams

Neyra Castaner

Apply to serve as a subject matter expert (SME), and help update the LEED v4 credentialing exams. GBCI is recruiting volunteer SMEs to assist with the annual exam maintenance activities of the following credentials, which will be released in August 2022.

Examples of exam development activities include:

  • Writing new exam questions
  • Reviewing accuracy and validity of exam questions
  • Reviewing a collection of questions slated to appear on the exam to ensure there is no overlap between questions

Time frame

Exam development activities will take place between September 2021 and December 2021.

Time commitment

Meetings are held remotely via Microsoft Teams and last approximately one to three hours, depending on the exam development activity. Question writing will require spending additional personal hours to draft new exam questions, using a secure online system.


Subject matter experts must:

  • Be a credential holder in good standing in the specific credentialing program in which they are applying.
  • Be knowledgeable on the appropriate rating system or standard content, including, but not limited to, the exam references. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to, LEED v4 project experience, years of experience in the green building industry, and proficiency in the LEED v4 rating system(s).
  • Agree to refrain from developing and/or delivering exam preparation courses for one year.
  • Complete and submit all application documentation.
  • Sign a nondisclosure and security agreement, if selected.

As an SME, you will gain beneficial experience exercising your knowledge of the LEED v4 rating system while earning rating system-specific continuing education hours. You will also have the opportunity to network with your peers around the world.


Interested in participating? Please fill out the application. If you hold more than one GBCI credential, please only complete one application. The deadline for submissions is August 29, 2021, by 11:59 PM (ET).

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact GBCI at [email protected].


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