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LEED Professional Credential exams to feature LEED v4 material

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Updated May 15: Exams for the LEED Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C and O+M will feature v4 content in June. Exams for Homes and ND will feature v4 content in 2015.

The LEED Professional Credential exams for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty designations will feature LEED v4 material beginning on June 30, 2014.

  • The credential designation will remain the same and current credentialed professionals will not need to retest.
  • Exam candidates wishing to test with the current exams should do so before June 15, 2014.
  • Candidates wishing to test on LEED v4 materials should do so after June 30, 2014.

Additionally, LEED project experience competency will be assessed within the exam. Practitioner experience is critical to the LEED AP designation. As such, proficiency will tested objectively within the LEED AP exam itself and the requirement to submit proof of LEED project experience at the time of application is no longer required. GBCI strongly urges candidates to gain meaningful project experience prior to taking the exam.

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Arizona State University
Hi, I would like to prepare for the LEED GA exam. where can I find the studying materials? and where do I register for the exam? thanks,
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Study materials are now available for pre-order here! Please see this article ( for more information. Please also review the Candidate Handbook ( You can sign up for any LEED exam by signing into your account on the website, and selecting "Credentials" from the pull-down menu in the top right corner of the screen below your name or photo. Just let us know if you need help and we will be glad to assist you.
LEED Coordinator, Scheibel Construction
Hello..would you tell me when the LEED study guide(s) for AP BD+C will release?
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
They are expected in the late fall of 2014.
ARCHITECT, Project Design group
Hi, I understand that for the moment there is no LEED v4 study guide for AP BD+C . Is this correct ? I'm planning to study for the AP BD+C exam and I don't know which study guide I should refer to. Please advise
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Correct, the study guides for LEEDv4 have not yet been released and are expected in Fall 2014. You may wish to wait until they are released to study for the exam, and/or refer to the resources on this page:
hi this is so interesting for me to get a certification in GB, can any one advice me for complete training oriented course and the institute in india.
BIM Leader, Ingenieros Civiles Asociados
I have doubts about the version 4 for the exam leed Ap In November 2013 I registered for my Leed Ap BC + D exam, but for personal and professional reasons I have not been postponing the date of my exam, so I've been on a deadline for doing so, which is October 3. I have been studying for the 2009 version which was I register, but I just found out that starting in June it exams will be applied all version 4. Could you confirm me I have to study right now for the version 4? Thanks and regards
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
HI Alejandro, you are correct, since the exam now features LEED v4 content, that is what you should be studying to prepare.
Sr. Electrical Engineer, DAR ALRIYADH
my registeration for LEED GA exam will expire on september , can i delay the exam to study LEED v4 , and when the study guide will be released ?
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