The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce that 119 individuals have earned the title of WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP). The WELL AP is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well-being in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building Standard (WELL).
The WELL AP was developed by IWBI and GBCI in collaboration with leading industry professionals.
To date, WELL APs include sustainability consultants, architects, designers and other leading real estate industry professionals across 17 countries including the United States, China, United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea and Australia.
“The demonstrated dedication to pursue the WELL AP credential proves the growing importance of developing buildings with people’s health and wellness at the center of design,” said Paul Scialla, founder of IWBI. “WELL Accredited Professionals will be at the forefront of this healthy building movement.”
WELL Accredited Professionals have demonstrated proficiency in the field of design, health, and wellness in the built environment through the WELL AP exam. The exam is based on the expertise of leading industry practitioners, researchers and physicians, and was developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices. It is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard.
The WELL Building Standard is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness and can be applied across many real estate sectors. WELL marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and well-being. The inauguration of the WELL AP is a large step towards the continued growth of the WELL Certification program.