Certification

Credential Reporting and Requirements

How to Earn Your Credit

To qualify for credit, you must read or view the course, complete the quiz, and pass with an 80% or better. A certificate of completion will be available for download following each quiz. Login to your CE Campus account and select "My Credits" in the top right of the page to view your completed courses and download your certificate of completion.

Attendees interested in other forms of credit are responsible for self-reporting to their state licensing board.

AIA – American Institute of Architects

AIA architect members are required to complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours of continuing education per year for membership renewal. Of those 18 LU hours, at least 12 hours must be on Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics. To maintain quality of instruction and knowledge retention by attendees, providers are not to report more than 12 learning units (LU/HSW) of continuing education per day per Member.  AIA Members must complete 18 total hours per year:

  • 6 hours of coursework may be on a wide range of general course topics of the member’s choosing, which may include Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).
  • 12 hours of coursework must be in HSW topics.

Most state licensing boards with MCE requirements recognize AIA CES as the primary source of continuing education for their licensed architects.

*Sustainable Design Credit Requirement Terminated*
AIA Member will no longer need to complete the sustainable design (SD) requirement to fulfill their AIA continuing education. For 2013, AIA members are required to satisfy a minimum of 18 LUs per year. Of this total, 12 must meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) criteria. 

AIA Credit Reporting

Upon successful completion of a course, your results will be reported to AIA, but you MUST provide your valid AIA member number.  Please note that it can take up 2 weeks for your credit to appear on your AIA member transcript. 

U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC provides green building educational programs in a variety of formats for professionals from all sectors of the building industry. All USGBC educational offerings support the LEED professional credentials. 

The LEED Green Associate credential requires 15 hours of continuing education every two years, 3 of which must be specific to LEED.  Hours can be earned through:

  • Education (preferred courses and presentations from education providers, self-reported green building education, and Greenbuild)
  • LEED project participation
  • Authorship (credited in a print or digital publication)
  • Volunteering (with USGBC, GBCI, or a Chapter)

The LEED AP with specialty credential requires 30 hours of continuing education every two years, 6 of which must be specific to LEED. Hours can be earned through:

  • Education (preferred courses and presentations from education providers, self-reported green building education, and Greenbuild)
  • LEED project participation
  • Authorship (credited in a print or digital publication)
  • Volunteering (with USGBC, GBCI, or a Chapter)

GBCI Credit Reporting

LEED Professionals may submit their hours to Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) under the “Education” delivery method.

RCI, Inc.

RCI Certification

 

RCI's Educational Programs have earned an industry-wide reputation for presenting top-quality, comprehensive education. Roof consultants, facility managers, contractors, architects, engineers, roofing material salespeople, property managers and others can gain new insight and professional development in the continually evolving world of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall technology.

To see a list of continuing education requirements for RCI Registered professionals, please visit http://www.rci-online.org/professional-programs.html

RCI Credit Reporting

RCI members are responsible for submitting proper documentation to RCI for renewal.

NATE – North American Technician Excellence

NATE requires recertification every time your certification is due to expire, and recertification before the expiration date is critical. If your certifications lapse, you will have to retake both CORE (if required) and SPECIALTY exams as part of a new certification process.

There are two ways to recertify:

  1. Retake your specialty exam before your certification lapses. As you did before, contact a testing organization to schedule your testing. By taking your NATE Certification Specialty Test you will be recertified for another full certification period. As long as your certification has not expired you do not have to retake the core exam.
  2. Complete 60 continuing education hours (CEH) in your specialty and apply for recertification before your certification lapses.

NATE Credit Reporting
Upon successful completion of a course, your results will be reported to NATE, but you MUST provide your valid NATE candidate ID. 


ABiH – American Board of Industrial Hygiene

The purpose of the Certification Maintenance (CM) program is to ensure that Diplomates develop and enhance their professional-level industrial hygiene knowledge and skills during the time period that they are certified by ABIH. 

The CM program primarily emphasizes technical advancement but does make allowances for some professional development activities when there is an environment, safety or health aspect.  Generic career skills development or career advancement may occur as a result of being a Diplomate but it is not a focus area for the ABIH CM program.

To see a list of educational requirements, please visit - http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/minimum-requirements

ABiH Credit Reporting

ABiH Diplomates are responsible for submitting their CM credit to ABiH.  For more information on maintaining certification, please visit http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-by-worksheet or contact ABiH.