Eligibility Requirements for Green Associates
I know of three individulas (am sure like many others) who took the LEED V2.2 test last year but missed passing grade by just a few points. I know that all of these people are already working in building industry, have spent countless hours and a lot of money to study and take the V2.2 last year test with the hopes of getting their LEED AP accredition.
I have made several calls to USGBC and asked that since these individuals have already gone through rigorous efforts to take the test last year, can they be considered as qualified and eligible candidates to take the Green Associates Test bypassing the criteria that is spelled out in the Green Associates handbook.
USGBC's/GBCI's response has been to follow the three criteria as spelled out in the Green Associates' Handbook that says: 1. Have experience in the form of involvement on a LEED-registered project, 2. Be employed (or have been previously employed) in a sustainable of work; or 3. Be enrolled in (or have completed )an education program that addresses green building principles.
It just seems totally unfair for USGBC/GBCI to preclude these individuals from qualifying to directly appear for the Green Associates' exam.
USGBC/GBCI should amend the eligibility requirements and add fourth criteria to allow the individuals who took the V2.2 test but failed, to be eligible to take the Green Associates test any time.
Does anyone agree with me? Does anybody have any influence at USGBCGBCI to implement such a request for the amendment?