Certifications

LEED Green Associate


For professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice, GBCI has created the LEED Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. The Green Associate credential also serves as the first step for professionals pursuing a LEED AP specialization.



Eligibility Requirements:

To take the LEED Green Associate exam, you must have experience in the form of involvement on a LEED-registered project, employment (or previous employment) in a sustainable field of work, or engagement in (or completion of) an education program that addresses green building principles. You only have to meet one of these criteria to demonstrate eligibility.

If you have additional questions about the exams, please contact GBCI: http://www.gbci.org/Contact.aspx.




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LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook
Click here to view the handbook, which includes exam specifications and sample questions

 


 

LEED AP O+M

Replacing the LEED AP for Existing Buildings exam track, this specialty provides a standard for professionals participating in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle.



Eligibility Requirements:

To take the LEED AP exams, you must have previous experience (see the Definition of “personal involvment with a LEED project” section below), within three years of your application submittal date, on a project registered for LEED certification. This work experience must be documented through LEED Online* or in the form of a letter of attestation from a supervisor, client, or project manager and must describe your involvement on the LEED Project as a consultant, public or private sector personnel who review projects pursuing LEED certification as part of an approval process, contracted worker, member of the LEED Project Team, LEED Homes Provider, LEED Reviewer, LEED for Homes Green Rater, or staff member of a Certifying Body (CB).

For more information on elegibilty requirements see the O+M Candidate Handbook.


If you have additional questions about the exams, please contact GBCI: http://www.gbci.org/Contact.aspx.




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LEED AP O+M Candidate Handbook

 


 

LEED AP BD + C

For professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings, the LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification process.

 




 Eligibility Requirements:

To take the LEED AP exams, you must have previous experience (see the Definition of “personal involvment with a LEED project” section below), within three years of your application submittal date, on a project registered for LEED certification. This work experience must be documented through LEED Online* or in the form of a letter of attestation from a supervisor, client, or project manager and must describe your involvement on the LEED Project as a consultant, public or private sector personnel who review projects pursuing LEED certification as part of an approval process, contracted worker, member of the LEED Project Team, LEED Homes Provider, LEED Reviewer, LEED for Homes Green Rater, or staff member of a Certifying Body (CB).

For more information on elegibilty requirements see the BD+C Candidate Handbook.

If you have additional questions about a LEED AP Exam, contact GBCI : http://www.gbci.org/contact.aspx

 

 




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LEED AP BD+C Candidate Handbook

 


 

LEED AP ID+C

For professionals participating in the design and construction of environmentally responsible, high-performance commercial spaces and tenant improvements that provide healthful, productive places to work and are less costly to operate and maintain, the LEED AP Interior Design + Construction exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification process.

 




 

Eligibility Requirements:

To take the LEED AP exams, you must have previous experience (see the Definition of “personal involvment with a LEED project” section below), within three years of your application submittal date, on a project registered for LEED certification. This work experience must be documented through LEED Online* or in the form of a letter of attestation from a supervisor, client, or project manager and must describe your involvement on the LEED Project as a consultant, public or private sector personnel who review projects pursuing LEED certification as part of an approval process, contracted worker, member of the LEED Project Team, LEED Homes Provider, LEED Reviewer, LEED for Homes Green Rater, or staff member of a Certifying Body (CB).

For more information on elegibilty requirements see the ID+C Candidate Handbook.

If you have additional questions about a LEED AP Exam, contact GBCI at: http://www.gbci.org/org-nav/contact.aspx

 




Related Links

LEED AP ID+C Candidate Handbook

 


 

LEED AP Homes

For professionals participating in design and construction of high-performance green homes that use less energy, water, and natural resources, create less waste, and are more healthful and comfortable for the occupants, the LEED AP Homes exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification process.




Eligibility Requirements:

To take the LEED AP exams, you must have previous experience (see the Definition of “personal involvment with a LEED project” section below), within three years of your application submittal date, on a project registered for LEED certification. This work experience must be documented through LEED Online* or in the form of a letter of attestation from a supervisor, client, or project manager and must describe your involvement on the LEED Project as a consultant, public or private sector personnel who review projects pursuing LEED certification as part of an approval process, contracted worker, member of the LEED Project Team, LEED Homes Provider, LEED Reviewer, LEED for Homes Green Rater, or staff member of a Certifying Body (CB).

For more information on elegibilty requirements see the Homes Candidate Handbook.

If you have additional questions about a LEED AP Exam, contact GBCI at: http://www.gbci.org/org-nav/contact.aspx

 




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LEED AP Homes Candidate Handbook

 


 

LEED AP ND

For professionals participating in the design and development of neighborhoods that meet accepted high levels of environmentally responsible, sustainable development, the LEED AP Neighborhood Development exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification process.




Eligibility Requirements:

To take the LEED AP exams, you must have previous experience (see the Definition of “personal involvment with a LEED project” section below), within three years of your application submittal date, on a project registered for LEED certification. This work experience must be documented through LEED Online* or in the form of a letter of attestation from a supervisor, client, or project manager and must describe your involvement on the LEED Project as a consultant, public or private sector personnel who review projects pursuing LEED certification as part of an approval process, contracted worker, member of the LEED Project Team, LEED Homes Provider, LEED Reviewer, LEED for Homes Green Rater, or staff member of a Certifying Body (CB).

For more information on elegibilty requirements see the ND Candidate Handbook.

If you have additional questions about a LEED AP Exam, contact GBCI at: http://www.gbci.org/org-nav/contact.aspx

 

 




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LEED AP ND Candidate Handbook