Maintaining your EcoDistricts AP Credential
Step 1: Submit your continuing education credits
EcoDistricts APs can report their continuing education hours to maintain an AP credential through our online Google Form. Note that each credit-earning activity must be submitted separately through the Google Form. You will receive a 90-day, 60-day, 30-day, and one-week reminder prior to your credential expiration.
Click the button below to submit your credits before your renewal date!AP CREDENTIAL MAINTENANCE FORM
Step 2: Submit your credential maintenance fee
Maintaining your EcoDistricts AP credential costs just $35 every two years. You can submit your CEUs and payment separately, but payment must be made before a credential is officially renewed. Click the button below to submit your AP maintenance fee.MAKE AN AP CREDENTIAL MAINTENANCE PAYMENT
Maintaining your credential
EcoDistricts APs maintain their credential by earning 30 continuing education hours every two years. Virtually all of these hours can be earned while also earning AIA, ALSA, AICP or GBCI credits. Credits may be earned as follows:
- Attend or teach credential maintenance or education courses offered, or sanctioned by, EcoDistricts or related organizations, including the EcoDistricts Incubator, EcoDistricts Summit, District Energy + Water Academy, and EcoDistricts Foundation Course.
- Attend or teach credential maintenance or education courses related to at least one of the Protocol Imperatives or Priorities offered, or sanctioned by, related organizations.
- Volunteer with a neighborhood sustainability project that includes at least one Protocol Imperative or Priority (up to 8 hours/annually).
- Publish a technical paper on a neighborhood sustainability topic related to at least one of the Protocol Imperatives or Priorities in a peer-reviewed journal (up to 8 hours/annually).
If credential maintenance hours are not reported every two years, the AP credential may be suspended until the individual reapplies, pays the exam fee, and passes the exam again.
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.