Interested in becoming a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP? What you need to know
You've made up your mind. You're ready to step up your game and become a LEED professional.
Here's what you need to know about the application:
First things first: the eligibility requirements
- LEED Green Associate: You must be 18 years old to take this exam, but beyond that 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.
- LEED AP with specialty: To take the LEED 2009 exam (through June 15, 2014) you must be able to document experience on a LEED-registered or certified project within three years of your application. To take the LEED v4 exam (beginning June 30, 2014) you will not be required to document experience, but it will be assessed within the exam.
The application steps
- Log into your usgbc.org site user account, then navigate to Credentials.
- Select your exam of choice.
- Complete the exam registration process.
- Schedule exam date and location on prometric.com/gbci.
- LEED Green Associate exam: USGBC/CaGBC members/full-time students: $200 (non-members: $250)
- LEED AP specialty exam: USGBC/CaGBC members: $250 (non-members: $350)
- Combined exam (LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty): USGBC/CaGBC members: $400 (non-members: $550)
How long do I have?
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 do this? Take the first step, and apply.