EcoDistricts Accredited Professional (AP)

Achieve the Mark of Sustainable Development Leadership

IN-PERSON TRAINING

FIND AN IN-PERSON FOUNDATION COURSE

ONLINE TRAINING

ACCESS THE ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE

ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL EXAM

TAKE THE AP EXAM

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Differentiate Your Practice

EcoDistricts AP is the World’s Only Credential Marking Expertise in District-Scale Sustainable Development

Start Guiding Cross Sector Teams to Deliver Equitable, Resilient, Sustainable Cities from the Neighborhood Up

BE AN EXPERT
Achieve the only professional credential marking expertise with the EcoDistricts Protocol sustainable development framework and EcoDistricts Certified requirements.

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ADVANCE PROJECTS
Differentiate your business and advance your career by leading the next era in sustainable development practice and advancing catalytic change from the neighborhood up.

Once Accredited, You Receive these Benefits:

  • A certificate of accreditation
  • Listing in the EcoDistricts online directory of Accredited Professionals (launching spring 2017)
  • Ability to append the phrase “EcoDistricts Accredited Professional (AP)” to your name

EcoDistricts Certified districts are encouraged, but not required, to have district teams with accredited members.


EcoDistricts AP Eligibility Requirements

To earn the EcoDistricts AP, candidates must:


Prepare for the Exam: Take the EcoDistricts Foundation Course

EcoDistricts offers our full-day, in-person EcoDistricts Foundation Course throughout the country, as well as custom training upon request. For a list of upcoming Foundation Course locations, dates and times, and to register, click the button below.

FIND A FOUNDATION COURSE

 

EcoDistricts also offers an online Foundation Course, available to practitioners around the globe.

REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE

(Members: log in here to access your discount code for member pricing)


Take the Exam

Payment for the open book, online exam can be made online via credit card or check. Once you’ve registered for the exam by clicking the button below, you will be prompted to log into your account to access your private exam link. The exam can be initiated at any time following registration; once you’ve initiated the exam, you will have 24 hours for completion.

$295.00 — nonmember
$195.00 — member

(Members: log in here to access your discount code for member pricing)

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Credential Maintenance

To maintain an EcoDistricts AP, individuals must acquire 30 credential maintenance (CM) hours every two years through the options below.

$150.00 — nonmember
$85.00 — member

Attend or teach credential maintenance or education courses offered, or sanctioned by, EcoDistricts or the following organizations (CM hours are equivalent to course instruction hours unless specified otherwise by the provider):

  • Congress for the New Urbanism
  • Institute for Local Self-Reliance
  • International Living Future Institute
  • Permaculture Institute
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • U.S Green Building Council

Attend or teach credential maintenance or education courses related specifically to at least one of the Protocol Imperatives or Priorities offered, or sanctioned by, the following organizations (CM hours are equivalent to course instruction hours unless specified otherwise by the provider):

  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Planning Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers

Membership on the district team of a district registered for Protocol certification (8 hours/annually).

Local volunteer work on a neighborhood sustainability project that entails at least one of the Protocol Imperatives or Priorities (8 hours/annually).

Publication of a technical paper on a neighborhood sustainability topic related to at least one of the Protocol Imperatives or Priorities in a peer-reviewed journal (8 hours/annually).

Lapsed Credential

If the required credential maintenance hours are not reported every two years, the AP credential is suspended until the individual reapplies, pays the exam fee, and passes the exam again.

Credential Revocation

EcoDistricts may revoke an AP credential upon the reporting and verification of professional misconduct related to credential use. Misconduct is defined as unethical actions or submission of inaccurate or misleading information

Credential Maintenance Fees

$150.00 — nonmember
$85.00 — member