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LEED Green Asociate

Congratulations on taking your first step toward earning your LEED Green Associate Credential! The key to earning a LEED Green Associate is a thorough understanding of green building and LEED.

The LEED v4 exam is based on the following text specifications and references. The exam questions reflect Task Domains and Knowledge Domains.

Task Domains: Task Domains reflect the tasks necessary to perform LEED safely and effectively. These include concepts such as LEED Project and Team Coordination, LEED Certification Process, Analyses Required for LEED Credits, and Advocacy and Education for Adoption for LEED Rating System.

  • LEED Green Associate Tasks (100%)

Knowledge Domains: Knowledge Domains reflect the rating systems’ credit categories and what one needs to know.These include concepts such as LEED Process, Integrative Strategies, LEED credit categories, and Project Surroundings and Public Outreach.

  • LEED Process (16 questions)
  • Integrative Strategies (8 questions)
  • Location and Transportation (7 questions)
  • Sustainable Sites (7 questions)
  • Water Efficiency (9 questions)
  • Energy and Atmosphere (10 questions)
  • Materials and Resources (9 questions)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (8 questions)
  • Project Surroundings and Public Outreach (11 questions)

Here’s what you need to know about the application:

First things first: the eligibility requirements

  • LEED Green Associate: There are no eligibility requirements. However, we do recommended that you have exposure to LEED and green building concepts through education, volunteering, or work experience.

The application steps

  1. Create a user account on usgbc.org site, then navigate to Credentials.
  2. Select your exam of choice.
  3. Complete the exam registration process.
  4. Schedule exam date and location on prometric.com/gbci.

The cost

  • LEED Green Associate exam: USGBC/CaGBC members/: $200 (non-members: $250), Students :$100

Registration is valid for one year. In that year you are allotted three registrations per exam section. After this year expires, you must wait 90 days before registering again. You may also request an extension of the one year registration period for extenuating circumstances.

Ready to take the exam? Utilize GBRI’s LEED Green Associate Exam Prep. 

 

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When you purchase a LEED v4 exam preparation package from GBRI, we want to ensure you are satisfied with your end result.  If you follow our roadmap included with your purchase, work through all of the content and successfully complete your mock exams before taking your LEED test, we guarantee your success.  Should you not pass your exam, you can submit to us proof of your exam date and score to receive a refund in full for your exam prep purchase.  For more information on this, please contact us at 210-858-7783.

When you purchase a LEED v4 exam preparation package from GBRI, we want to ensure you are satisfied with your end result.  If you follow our roadmap included with your purchase, work through all of the content and successfully complete your mock exams before taking your LEED test, we guarantee your success.  Should you not pass your exam, you can submit to us proof of your exam date and score to receive a refund in full for your exam prep purchase.  For more information on this, please contact us at 210-858-7783.

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We offer a wide range of LEED Exam Preparation materials for the LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C and LEED AP O+M exams. Our most popular package is our All-Inclusive LEED Exam Prep program, giving you access to everything you need to succeed on your exam including a study guide, online modules, mock exams, hundreds of practice questions, flashcards, memorization charts, audio files and more!

For more information, please visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/courses/all-inclusive-leed-v4-exam-preparation-package/

The LEED exams are administered at Prometric centers worldwide. To located a Prometric testing center near you, visit: https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/gbci/Pages/landing.aspx 

LEED Green Associate

The fee is $200 USD for USGBC members and full-time students and $250 USD for all others. There is no extra cost for taking the LEED Green Associate exam in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese or Chinese.

 

LEED Accredited Professional

The LEED AP Specialty-Only Exam is $250 for USGBC members and full-time students and $350 for all others. The combined exam (LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty) is $400 for USGBC members and full-time students and $550 for all others.

GBRI offers an extensive All-Inclusive LEED Green Associate exam prep program giving you everything you need to pass your LEED Green Associate exam on the first try! Our program will give you access to a study guide, online modules, mock exams, hundreds of practice questions, flashcards, audio files, memorization charts and more!

 

For more information, visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/courses/all-inclusive-leed-v4-exam-preparation-package/

GBRI offers an extensive All-Inclusive LEED AP exam prep program giving you everything you need to pass your LEED AP exam on the first try! Our program will give you access to a study guide, online modules, mock exams, hundreds of practice questions, flashcards, audio files, memorization charts and more!

 

For more information, visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/courses/all-inclusive-leed-v4-exam-preparation-package/

LEED Green Associate Exam

Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to take the LEED Green Associate exam, but beyond that there are no eligibility requirements. However, exposure to LEED and green building concepts through education, volunteering, or work experience is recommended.

For more information about the LEED Green Associate exam, visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/9-things-you-ga-exam/

 

LEED Accredited Professional Exam

You must be 18 years or older to take the LEED AP exam. Prior LEED project experience is strongly recommended, though it is not a mandatory requirement anymore. However, LEED Project experience proficiency will be tested objectively within the LEED AP exam.

GBRI’s All-Inclusive Exam Prep program prepares you for this portion of the exam by highlighting the information you need to know about working on a LEED project. For more information, visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/9-things-you-should/

If you would like to gain experience working on a LEED v4 registered project, visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/courses/leed-v3-v4-project-experience-ce/

Under the new LEED v4 exam, LEED Project Experience is no longer required to complete the LEED AP exam; however, LEED Project Experience competency will be tested objectively on the exam. GBRI’s All-Inclusive LEED Exam Preparation program prepares you for this portion of the exam by covering the information you need to pass your exam!

For more information, please visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/courses/all-inclusive-leed-v4-exam-preparation-package/

Yes. We have GBRI Certified Instructors located around the world, bringing high-quality LEED Exam Prep training to you! For a list of current in-person locations, please visit: https://www.gbrionline.org/in-person-exam-prep/.

If you do not see your location listed, please tell us about your training needs at pathway@gbrionline.org.

There are numerous benefits of earning a LEED credential including validation, competitive advantage and increased job opportunities. In addition, the demand for LEED is growing extensively and LEED is used in 150+ countries worldwide.

Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Earn a LEED Credential Now: https://www.gbrionline.org/5-reasons-you-should-earn-a-leed-credential-now/

According to the USGBC, “Candidates are allotted three registrations per exam per year. This means that you have three chances to meet the minimum competency score of 170 for any given LEED Professional Exam within a year of the application.

For the LEED Green Associate credential, this translates into three attempts at the exam during the one year application period.

For the LEED AP credential, you are allowed three attempts per section during your one year application period. Both sections are delivered concurrently unless you previously passed one of the sections during the current application period. In this case, you will only be tested on the section you have not passed. Once you have passed a section of a LEED AP exam, that section will no longer be available to you during your application period. Candidates must pass both sections of a LEED AP exam to earn the credential. “

The USGBC states “If you pass one part of the LEED AP exam, you will have to retake only the part you failed. Please note that you are subject the restrictions of three attempts per application period. For example, if it is your first attempt, you will have two additional attempts within the application period to take and pass the part you failed.”

No. USGBC states “If you pass only the first part of the LEED AP exam, you are not a LEED Green Associate. This is because you applied to be a LEED AP. With that application, you have three attempts to pass the both parts of the LEED AP exam.

If you would like to become a LEED Green Associate, you must contact customer service with the request. Please note that you will be subject to the $50 Green Associate application fee and will have to agree to the LEED Green Associate Terms and Conditions and CMP requirements.”

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