WELL AP v2 Exam Prep Now Available!
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The WELL Building Standard (WELL) focuses on the people in the building. The WELL Building Standard places human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvents buildings that are not only better for the planet, but also for the people. This is the first standard of it’s kind that focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants.
Other than being administered by GBCI, WELL and LEED are both independent building rating systems. LEED focuses on sustainability as it pertains to the building environment along with occupant comfort. On the other hand, WELL focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants. WELL complements LEED and other rating systems geared towards environmental sustainability.
GBRI’s Study Guide and On-demand Modules are both standalone exam prep resources. Depending on your preference or learning style, you may choose one over the other. You don’t need both, the study guide and on-demand modules. However, you may use the study guide to compliment the on-demand modules. For example, you could start with the on-demand modules and use the guide to review what you learned or vice versa. While reviewing, pay close attention to underlined text in your study guide. Take the practice exams after completing each module/knowledge, domain/concept, and review answer choices to identify topics that may need additional attention. You may also utilize the concept matrix as a learning tool.
Step 1 – Sign-up for a FREE WELL online account @ wellonline.wellcertified.com
Step 2 – Register for the exam by paying applicable fees
Step 3 – Schedule the exam through Prometric
The fee varies based on your location, your organization’s USGBC member status, and your LEED accreditation status. In the U.S. the fee is $299 and $99 for students.
The questions within the WELL AP Exam test candidates’ abilities to recall factual information learned from the WELL standard guide, identify a solution for a scenario or problem given in a question, and analyze the relationship or interaction between multiple elements of the rating system.
The exam is similar to what we see with the LEED Green Associate, AP, and other credential exams. It is a computer-based, multiple choice exam, that is taken at a Prometric testing center. The exam is 2.5 hours long and contains 115 questions including 15 unscored items. The exam is in English. There are questions that require you to pick multiple correct answers (no partial credit). All items are delivered randomly throughout the exam and candidates are not informed of an item’s status. So candidates should respond to all the items on the exam. The WELL AP exam is scored between 125- 200. You have to earn a 170 or higher to pass and earn your WELL AP.
Before taking the mock exams, we recommend completing the individual concept quizzes after each concept. Once you are done studying the guide, take each of the timed mock exams. Once done, review all answer choices. Use the review process to strengthen what you already know and to fill your gaps. Then retake the mock exams. We recommend scoring more than 90% before moving on to the next mock exam.
Here are the WELL AP Core Exam Resources from IWBI.
- IWBI Core Resources – https://www.wellcertified.com/toolkits/well-ap
- Register for GBRI WELL AP Exam Prep – https://www.gbrionline.org/well-ap-exam-preparation/
One must take and successfully pass the WELL AP exam. Candidates must be 18 years or older. WELL project experience is recommended, however it is not a requirement! Candidates take the WELL Exams at Prometric Centers around the world (just like the LEED exams).
Yes. GBRI WELL AP Exam Prep Package offers everything you need to pass the exam.
1. On-demand Audio/Video Modules for each Knowledge Domain/ WELL Concept
2. Standalone Study Guide
3. Practice Quizzes for each Knowledge Domain/WELL Concept
4. 5 Mock Exams
5. Memorization Tools (FREE)
The knowledge domains or concepts are the most important to study for the test. Understanding how many questions you can expect from each knowledge domain or concept will help identify how each section is weighed. This is noted in the beginning of each knowledge domain or concept. At a minimum, identify, understand, and learn the context of each feature, requirement, and path involved. Pay close attention to texts that are highlighted, italicized, and underlined.
We have identified and listed several memorization techniques within the guide, such as Mnemonics (using the first letter of each word to create an easily remembered phrase or word). Choose the ones that work for you or use them to improvise your own techniques that suit you, as each of us have a different way of learning and recalling information. According to Edward Bolled, “We remember what we understand; we understand only what we pay attention to; we pay attention to what we want.” Some of us identify and attach information to numbers, while some identify them to sound, music, and words. Studies have shown that revision is the key to long term memorization. Add notes or annotate while you read the guide for the first time. Review a concept after you read it once, pay attention to underlined text, and your notes. Review it again before going to bed and again the next day while trying to recall requirements for each WELL feature. Take the practice quizzes. Review your answers and revise the guide as needed. You should review the guide again after 1 day, 3 days, and 1 week. Each time you review, you don’t have to read the whole concept, just focus on key items or underlined texts. You should be able to recall the information needed to pass the test.
You are not required to memorize every single threshold, number, and reference standard. However certain concepts carry more weightage than others. We have identified important ones by highlighting, italicizing, or underlining the texts. Please memorize those.
Identifying a feature, whether it ‘s a pre-condition or optimization, is important for the exam. There’s an easy way to identify the optimizations within each concept area; we have noted it in the beginning of each concept.