Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) credentials consist of competency exams and certificate 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 credentials require ongoing maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge.

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.

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Obtaining Your LEED Credential:

Showcase your knowledge, experience and credibility in the green building marketplace with a LEED professional credential. This credential represents your leadership and active participation in the green building movement. With many jobs specifying the need for green building expertise, a LEED credential shows a clear commitment to professional growth and highlights your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused organizations.

Learn more and register for an exam.


Maintaining Your LEED Credential:

GBCI credentials require ongoing maintenance every two years. With new green resources and innovations becoming tangible options, the purpose of credential maintenance is to encourage professionals to participate in learning experiences and demonstrate continued competency and up-to- date industry knowledge.

Learn more and download the Credential Maintenance Program Guide.

Attend an upcoming education program to learn about the latest trends in sustainable building and design, connect with other cutting edge practitioners and earn continuing education hours.

Volunteer with the Illinois Green Alliance Standing Programs Committee to help organize educational events and building tours.

Other Resources:

LEED Professional Credential

WELL Professional Credential

Carbon Drawdown Solutions