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LEED Green Rater

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Green Raters provide in-the-field verification services at each and every LEED BD+C: Homes and LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise Project.

Green Raters play a critical part in Homes certification. With tens of thousands of registered projects, the demand for qualified Green Raters is growing every day.

Green Raters are responsible for:

  • Providing on-site verification services on a LEED for Homes registered project
  • Assembling the Project Submittal Package and submitting it for certification review
  • Verifying that the home is designed and built to the rigorous requirements of the LEED for Homes rating system through onsite verification.
  • Green Raters must be involved with the project from the design phase (prior to a preliminary rating) and throughout the construction process.
  • Project teams interested in participating in the LEED for Homes program must contact a LEED for Homes Green Rater. 

All Green Raters work with Homes Provider Organizations to complete the verification process for each BD+C: Homes and BD+C: Multifamily Midrise project. Providers provide quality assurance oversight for each Green Rater. Providers are local organizations authorized by GBCI based on demonstrated experience and expertise in residential green building and on-site verification.

Steps to becoming a Green Rater 

Step one: Complete the Green Rater Eligibility Qualification process.

Step two: Complete the 2 part Green Rater training

Part 1: Full series of self-guided online learning modules (approximately 5 hours)

    • 1.1 Becoming a LEED for Homes Green Rater
    • 1.2 Green Rater Roles and Responsibilities
    • 1.3 Technical Strategies for LEED for Homes
    • 1.4 Multifamily and Production Home Projects
    • 1.5 Green Rater Tools and Resources

Part 2: Instructor-led 2-day LEED for Homes Green Rater Workshop (2 full days)

Step three: Pass the Green Rater exam

Application fee: $50 | Exam fee: $250 (per exam appointment)

After passing the exam

Upon passing the exam, candidates will be recognized with a Green Rater in training status.

  • Establish an agreement with a LEED for Homes Provider organization. Complete the Green Rater mentorship within 24 months of passing the exam. After completing the mentorship, you will receive your LEED for Homes Green Rater certificate. 
  • Maintain your certificate by verifying a minimum of 2 projects per 2 years.

Access the candidate handbook

Register for a course

Find a green rater

Find a Homes Provider


Important resources

Green Rater Handbook
Green Rater Eligibility Qualifications
Green Rater Exam Specifications
Green Rater Mentorship Completion Form


9 commentsLeave a comment

President, TJH Energy Consulting
Where on the website can I find a "LEED for Homes Green Rater Active Status Documentation Form" to fill out to show I've completed two projects in two years?
President, RunBrook
Jennifer, I can't seem to sign up for the exam either. I finished all the pre-requisites including the in person training and would like to schedule my exam.
Consultant , Saudi Aramco/kapsarc
I have already attended the homes 401 course last week but still can't register for the exam.
Homes Quality Assurance Team Lead, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Sulaiman! Thank you for your comment and for attending the Green Rater Training. You will receive an e-mail shortly (within 3-5 business days) with status of your exam eligibility and instructions to register for the exam.
Arquitecta, Adn estudio de arquitectura
Por favor, quiero inscribirme para dar el examen leed GA y no puedo ver las fechas disponibles. Me podrían informar en español ? muchas gracias.
Homes Quality Assurance Team Lead, U.S. Green Building Council
Hola Liliana! Gracias por su mensaje y su interés en el programa. El primer paso es tomar el entrenamiento. Si mira en esta página en la sección "Part 2: Instructor-led 2-day LEED for Homes Green Rater Workshop (2 full days)", verá una lista a las páginas web a de organizaciones que ofrecen la entrenamiento. Haga clic en cada una de las páginas web de las organizaciónes para ver los entrenamientos futuros.
Homes Quality Assurance Team Lead, U.S. Green Building Council
Una cosa más, la entrenamiento, los recursos y el examen están en Inglés. Por desgracia, no se ofrecen en Español.

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