SCUP submits applicable educational programs to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) Continuing Education (CE) approval.
SCUP and the USGBC: Programs, Policies, and Procedures
All SCUP programs that provide USGBC continuing education credit undergo the USGBC's rigorous approval process. Not every program qualifies for USGBC continuing education credit.
Credits are measured based on instructional time. Every 60 minutes of instructional time will provide 1 CE hour. Each additional 30 minutes provides 0.5 CE hours. Please refer to each program to determine credit amounts.
Following USGBC policies, SCUP programs must meet the following criteria to be submitted for GBCI continuing education credit:
*At this time, SCUP does not have the assessment mechanisms required to provide GBCI credit for on-demand courses (recordings, articles, etc.).
SCUP applies the following types of programs for GBCI continuing education credit:
Annual, International Conference*
*Note: conference programs are submitted and approved for GBCI credit on a program by program basis, depending on the subject matter and qualifications of each program. Not every workshop, concurrent session, plenary session, or campus tour offered at a conference will be approved for GBCI credit.
Reporting Your Credits
Every program that provides GBCI continuing education will have an attendance recording mechanism (sign-in form, QR code, etc.). LEED Professionals must self-report all of their CE hours on USGBC's website. SCUP provides certificates verifying credits earned.
If a program has been approved for GBCI continuing education, the amount of credits will be listed with the program description.