Who is LEED?
LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System. More than 40,000 people have become LEED APs since USGBC launched the Professional Accreditation program in 2001.

The LEED AP credential represents the individual's knowledge of the LEED Rating System and its application in practice. LEED APs facilitate the integrated design process and streamline LEED certification.

Benefits for LEED APs
Valuable and marketable credential for employers, prospective employers, or clients.
Listing on USGBC Web site directory of LEED APs.
LEED AP certificate Recognition for involvement in LEED project.

Benefits for Employers
Eligibility for projects on which owners are mandating the participation of a LEED.
AP Strengthened qualifications when responding to RFPs requiring LEED.
APs Encourage employees to continue increasing their knowledge and understanding of green building and LEED.

Benefits for the Building Industry
Encourages and promotes a higher understanding of LEED and supports USGBC’s mission of transforming the built environment.


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