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Attention Veterans! Take the LEED Professional exam for free

Published on 11 Jul 2013 Written by Erin Emery Hartz Posted in LEED

Looking to give yourself a career edge or qualify for a green job? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburses the cost of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP credential exams for U.S. military veterans, eligible dependents and reservists.

In accordance with the G.I. Bill, the VA will cover 100 percent of test fees per attempt, whether or not you pass the exam. And the agreement is retroactive, so any veteran who took a LEED exam after December 3, 2008 is eligible to have their exam fee expenses reimbursed.

USGBC has partnered with the VA since 2009 to ensure that all LEED professional credential exams are approved for coverage under the G.I. Bill.

Holding a LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates to the thriving sustainability industry that you have solid, foundational knowledge of green building principles and practices vital skills for full participation in the new green economy.

For veterans with experience working on LEED projects, a LEED AP with Specialty credential showcases its holders technical working knowledge of the LEED rating system.

Learn more about the VAs reimbursement program , and explore the LEED Credentials to find the perfect program for you.

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Erin Emery Hartz

Manager of Marketing and Product Development U.S. Green Building Council

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Manager of Marketing and Product Development, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Margaret, I recommend you contact the VA at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 to determine if you quality to be reimbursed for taking a new LEED AP with specialty or LEED Green Associate exam.
Household Manager/ Stay at Home Mom at The Mann House , The Mann House
I am a military wife, and I am already LEED AP. It is good that you over to military veterans - but what about their spouses who may need it?

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