Over the past week, I have been working to close out entering my continuing education for my LEED AP credentials. This is now the second two-year reporting period I have finished. I know that I really should stay on top of reporting these over the course of the reporting period, but I just can’t get myself to do it. Having 5 LEED specialties also means that I have a minimum of 54 hours of continuing education to report including a minimum of 6 LEED specific hours in each of the specialties. Some of those are incredibly easy to achieve since I work on so many LEED projects, but I’ve struggled with the LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) hours in each reporting period. Thank goodness for CE webinars!
I do have to say that I was very impressed with the improvements that have been made to the CE reporting interface over the past two years. Entering hours for my first reporting period was pretty close to a nightmare (just look back in the archives for that post!). Every activity had to include extensive detail and there were several additional (and confusing) reporting categories. Also, nothing was automatically reported for you. This year, I was pleasantly surprised to see that some of my activities from conferences and webinars had already been reported and tracked for me. Whew! Additionally, it had become very easy to select the correct reporting category which then streamlined the information you had to enter based on the category choice you made. Looking back through my records to identify dates for me CEs was the hardest part this time. Perhaps the new, easier to use, reporting format will get me to stay on top of my entries this next time through. Or maybe I at least won;t dread the scramble at the end so much!