The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages the USGBC LEED Accredited Professional (AP) program. The organization is preparing the LEED AP Neighborhood Development exam and is seeking beta testers for this new accreditation. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2009 and the exam will be administered between February 2 – 12, 2010.

Beta testing is an important part of the GBCI LEED AP exam process as it ensures that the test meets the high standards set forth by the organization. In order to apply for access to the beta test, a green building professional must meet all of the guidelines needed to sit for a standard LEED AP exam, including recent work experience with a LEED-registered project.

Green building professionals that are chosen to participate in the beta testing process, and pass the beta exam, may be eligible to receive the LEED AP Neighborhood Development designation. If you’re interested in participating in this beta testing process, you can submit your application online.

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