Continuing Education

Greenbuild offers continuing education (CE) hours for education sessions, most expo hall education, workshops and tours. Full conference attendees can earn more than 15 GBCI CE hours and fulfill LEED, SITES and WELL professional credential maintenance hours for the year through core education sessions, expo hall education, and the opening and closing plenaries. 

  • Core Education Sessions – earn 1 GBCI hour per hour of education (earn up to 9 hours)
  • Opening and Closing Plenaries – earn 1.5 GBCI hours per event (earn up to 3 hours)
  • Expo Hall Education Labs 

Information by Organization

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

Greenbuild is the place to earn CE hours to maintain GBCI credentials.  GBCI CE hours are offered for all core education sessions. One-Click CMP @ Greenbuild allows full conference attendees at Greenbuild to get more than 15 CE hours for no additional cost. That’s a full year of continuing education! And all of those hours are automatically reported to GBCI.

To enroll in this program, you MUST provide your GBCI number when registering for Greenbuild and scan in for every session and activity. Don't know your GBCI number? Find out by logging into your Credentials account. 

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

USGBC is an approved AIA CES Provider. Most Greenbuild education sessions are AIA CES Registered for General Learning Units (LU) or Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). 

Greenbuild attendance in AIA CES Registered courses will be reported automatically after the show. To ensure your attendance is reported, simply provide your AIA number when registering for Greenbuild and scan in for every session and activity. Don't know your AIA number? Visit AIA Education.

Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI)

USGBC is an Approved Provider for BOMI International. Greenbuild courses qualify for BOMI International Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit for RPA, FMA, and/or SMA graduates.

Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)

Some Greenbuild courses may be eligible for IDCEC CE credit. Check back in the coming months for more information.

American Planning Association (APA)

USGBC is not an education provider for APA. However, attendees can self-report continuing education credit to APA using their Certificate of Completion in their dashboard as a record of their course attendance. APA members can also log self-reported credits electronically from the CM activities calendar by clicking on the "speaker toggle" and following the provided instructions. Learn more about on self-reporting through APA.

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Session Attendance Reporting

Attendance Recording

Attendance at education sessions will be recorded through a name badge scanning system at the entrance to each education session. All Greenbuild attendees must scan at the entrance to each session to record their attendance. Scanning will begin 30 minutes before each session
start time and end 10 minutes after the start of each session, after which CE hours will not be granted. Attendees cannot earn CE hours for a course if they did not scan into a course or entered the course later than ten minutes after the session start time.

Attendance Reporting

Greenbuild education sessions approved by GBCI and AIA will be reported to GBCI (For LEED credentials only) and AIA automatically, for attendees who include their membership numbers in their registration accounts.

Self-Reporting Attendance

Attendees can view their course attendance records and print a Certificate of Completion for self-reporting for other credentials in their credential dashboard.