Call for GBCI Credentialing Steering Committee members

Nick Firmand

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is seeking one individual to fill an open seat on the Credentialing Steering Committee (CSC), the governing body for GBCI’s professional credentials. The open seat is for a Public Member.

This call opens August 11, 2021 and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 15, 2021.

The steering committee

GBCI administers a suite of credentials that validate and recognize those who demonstrate competencies related to environmental sustainability and human health as they relate to the built environment. The credentialing programs are governed by the CSC, a body with balanced composition that represents the diverse body of stakeholders who hold its professional credentials. Each seat represents a different industry sector and GBCI credential, as well as the public member seat which represents the public (employer, building owner, or other industry stakeholder) who are affected by GBCI Credential holders. Steering Committee members contribute their thoughts and experiences from the field and work together with GBCI staff to steer the direction and development of the GBCI credentials. To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a CSC member, please review the CSC Charter here.

The two-year term for this open seat begins on December 1, 2021 and ends on November 30, 2023.

Meetings typically occur between 4:30 – 5:30p.m. Eastern Time on the third Thursday of each month and are held remotely via Zoom.



  • Comply with the CSC Charter.
  • Provide a relevant perspective (such as that of an employer, building owner, or other industry stakeholder)
  • Attend at least 2/3 of all calls within the two-year term.
  • Agree to the GBCI Code of Professional Conduct agreement.
  • Do not hold a GBCI Credential


  • Knowledge of ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Standard for Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons 

Seat Description

Public Member

A Public Member can offer a relevant perspective (such as that of an employer, building owner, or other industry stakeholder) and does not hold a GBCI professional credential. GBCI will give strong preference to a candidate familiar with ISO/IEC 17024:2012, exam development best practices, and experience in administering and creating professional credentials.

How to Submit a Nomination

Anyone interested in submitting a nomination or self-nomination for a seat on the GBCI Credentialing Steering Committee should complete the GBCI CSC Nomination Form no later than 5:00 p.m. PST October 15, 2021.  If you hold a GBCI Credential you are not eligible for this position, however, you may still nominate someone else using this same form.

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