Senior Project Manager Kimberly Belfour recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation—a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a competent educational facility planner. The ALEP credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify those in the educational environment industry who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of educational facility planning. Kimberly’s commitment to excellence in design, efficiency in production, and close collaboration with clients has made her a leader in revitalizing the K-12 landscape in Northern Virginia.
After meeting eligibility requirements and submitting an application, ALEP candidates must pass a rigorous interview process. Once a candidate has earned the credential, they must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years, in addition to maintaining minimum continuing education units each year. The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. A4LE embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal—building healthy, safe, high performance, and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality.