This resource is a tool to help estimate WELL Certification timelines. Answer a few questions below, and we’ll get started.
Your Estimated Certification Timeline
All calculated dates are approximations and will vary depending on project circumstances. The solid circles are calculated based on established GBCI protocol, while the white circles may vary based on the project team’s ability to submit clarifications, appeals or scheduling requests.
Preliminary Documentation Review Report
Approximate date that the Preliminary Documentation Review Report will be provided by GBCI. (Approximately 20-25 business days from the date of application submission.)
Submit for Final Documentation Review
Your Final Documentation application submission date, based on the number of business days the project team needs to address clarifications from the Preliminary Documentation Review.
Final Documentation Review Report
Approximate date that the Final Documentation Review Report will be provided by GBCI. (Approximately 20-25 business days from the date of application submission.)
Schedule Performance Verification
If all documentation is approved after the Final Documentation review, Performance Verification can be scheduled. Requests must be submitted at least 3-4 weeks in advance of the desired date of Performance Verification.
If documentation is not approved, you may need to submit an appeal application, in which case the timeline will be extended.
Performance Verification site visit
Earliest approximate date that Performance Verification will be completed, assuming that all documentation is approved and that the project has promptly submitted a scheduling request. Performance Verification requires GBCI to coordinate with up to 4 third party laboratories (for Radon, Formaldehyde, VOC, and water quality tests) and travel arrangements may need to be made, GBCI requires approximately 3-4 weeks after the project first requests to schedule Performance Verification. The site visit will typically span 2-3 days, depending on the building size. The date of this site visit is also dependent on the availability of building management staff.
Final WELL Report
Approximate date the Performance Verification results will be received, based on when the Performance Verification is completed. (Approximately 40-45 business days after the conclusion of the site visit, which allows time for the third party laboratories to analyze samples and compile and send the results.) The project will have 180 days to either accept the WELL Report or to initiate curative action or submit an appeal application.