LEED Professional Credentials achieve ANSI accreditation.
Press Release Summary:
September 22, 2011 - The Green Building Certification Institute announced that 3 of its LEED Professional Credentials have earned accreditation under ANSI's Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies. ANSI accreditation is designed to increase integrity, confidence, and mobility of certified professionals. LEED Professional Credentials provide assurances of individual's competencies, and are the mark of the most qualified, educated, and influential green building professionals in the marketplace.
Original Press Release
LEED Professional Credentials Achieve ANSI Accreditation
Press release date: September 19, 2011
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) provides third-party confirmation that specific criteria related to LEED building certification and LEED professional credentialing have been met. To underscore this commitment, GBCI has undergone the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation process for personnel certification agencies complying with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17024. Early in 2009, GBCI assumed responsibility for administering the LEED building certification program for the more than 37,000 commercial projects seeking third-party verification of compliance with the industry's leading green building rating system. For more information, please visit www.gbci.org. About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).