Which Sustainability Credential is Right For You
LEED Green Associate, LEED AP or a WELL AP Credential?
According to a recent study, the global green building industry is set to double in coming years. Many professionals are entering the sustainability and green building industry in order to have a flourishing career. Becoming an authorized person who has knowledge about green building is a big advantage for gaining excellence in the industry. For this, there are many different credentials out there such as the LEED Green Associate, LEED AP with specialty, WELL AP, etc. With presence in more than 150 countries, LEED continues to be the leader for green building rating systems. In addition to LEED, projects are also starting to utilize the WELL Building Standard which is one of the newest and only rating system that address the health and well-being of occupants within buildings. Health and wellness is another trillion dollar industry.
These numbers are terrific and given all these factors, which credential is right for you? Here is some information that will help you to make the right decision. Whatever your decision may be, count on us to help you realize your dream.
Recognized in more than 150 countries around the world, a LEED credential distinguishes building professionals who have in-depth knowledge of the LEED rating system, building codes and standards. Stand out from the crowd with a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty credential.
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When and Where do I take the LEED Exam?
LEED exams are scheduled by Prometric Testing Centers. Testing centers are typically open six days a week. Since all LEED exams are computer-based, you will find out your results of your exam instantly.
What is the Difference Between LEED Certification and LEED Accreditation?
LEED Certification is for buildings. Buildings upon completion earn LEED Certification. LEED Accreditation is for individuals. Individuals who pass one of the LEED credentialing exams become LEED Accredited.
Are there any prerequisite to take the LEED Exam?
There are no prerequisites to take the LEED v4 exam. Everything you need is included in GBRI’s LEED Exam Prep Course Materials.
How do I access GBRI's LEED Exam Prep Course Materials?
Everything you need is available through our on-demand portal 24×7. All you need is a computer or laptop or tablet with internet access
Are there any discounts available for Veterans?
Veterans can take the LEED Exam for FREE. The Veterans Affairs (VA) will cover 100% of LEED Exam Fees for Veterans,Eligible dependents and Reservists who are looking to advance a career in the green building industry. Take GBRI (A USGBC Education Partner) LEED Exam Prep online or in-person at a location near you. You can learn more about the VA program here – http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
What's Right for Me ?
LEED Green Associate (GA) is the first step in establishing yourself as a serious green building professional whether you’re a student, recent graduate or a professional.
LEED AP Building Design + Construction (BD+C) suits professionals with expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings, serving the commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors.
LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (O+M) suits professionals implementing sustainable practices, improving performance, heightening efficiency and reducing environmental impact in existing buildings through enhanced operations and maintenance.
LEED AP Interior Design + Construction (ID+C) serves participants in the design, construction and improvement of commercial interiors and tenant spaces that offer a healthy, sustainable and productive work environment.
LEED AP Neighborhood Development (ND) applies to individuals participating in the planning, design and development of walkable, neighborhoods and communities.