Costs up to $2,000 per exam will be paid directly by the VA for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design tests.
Military veterans who are taking any of the LEED
certification exams can now have their costs reimbursed by the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs.
Fees up to $2,000 per exam will be paid directly by the VA
for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design tests taken after Dec. 3,
2008 for veterans, reservists and eligible dependents.
Officials with the Green Building
Certification Institute, which administers LEED exams, said they were excited
by the opportunity to participate.
“We are honored to be a part of the
VA’s aggressive effort to help veterans gain the skills and credentials
required for full participation in the new, green economy,” said Peter
Templeton, president of the institute. “For those veterans who are pursuing a
career in green building or a related field, this support for attaining LEED
credentials can go a long way in helping them achieve their professional goals,
and GBCI is proud to play a part in their future success.”
Details are available at the
GBCI’s Web site.
VA to reimburse for LEED exams
January 4, 2010