Deadlines for LEED® Rating Systems

As new versions of the LEED rating systems are introduced, earlier versions are phased out so that we are constantly pushing for the transformation we aspire to.

LEED Canada rating systems

The deadline for submitting for certification review under LEED Canada rating systems is six (6) years from the close of registration, as outlined in the table below. Projects pursuing a split review must submit for First Construction Review. Projects may elect to upgrade, at no cost, to a later version of LEED. Projects that do not meet this timeline will no longer be eligible for certification and will be removed from the LEED registered project database on the CaGBC website. To re-qualify for certification, they will be required to register under the version of the rating system that is current at that time, and pay all applicable fees.

Certification will be supported for one year following the sunset date, as outlined in the table below.


  Deadline for registration Deadline for submitting (sunset date) Deadline for completing certification
LEED Canada NC 1.0
LEED Canada CS 1.0
June 21, 2010 June 21, 2016 June 21, 2017
LEED Canada CI 1.0
LEED Canada NC 2009
LEED Canada CS 2009
LEED Canada EB:O&M 2009
LEED Canada Homes 2009
October 31, 2016 October 31, 2022 October 31, 2023

The CaGBC will consider submittal deadline extensions on a case-by-case basis. Project teams must reach out to the CaGBC as soon as they believe the sunset date cannot be met. The CaGBC will work with teams to determine if the project is a suitable candidate to achieve certification under a newer version of LEED or, if not able to achieve certification under the newer version, be granted an extension. Projects suitable to receive an extension will be provided a set schedule; projects are expected to submit for design review prior to the sunset deadline, submit for construction review at their extended date, and complete certification review within 6-months of the extension. Please note, a certification surcharge may apply.

Project teams that require assistance should contact