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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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Manager CSR & Sustainability, Hop Lun (Bangladesh)
Dear Dawn Strength Noted & Thank you very much..!!
Manager CSR & Sustainability, Hop Lun (Bangladesh)
Hi, I have registered & paid exam fee,for LEED Green Associate Exam, How can i find study meterials,
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Chaminda, there are many paths to success for this exam. A great place to start are the references in the LEED Green Associates Candidate Handbook http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-green-associate-candidate-handbook. All of the references listed are free and available online, with the exception of the LEED Core Concepts Guide, a resource which most exam candidates find to be very helpful. Since the primary resources for the development of the LEED Professional Exams are the LEED Rating Systems, a detailed understanding of these are necessary for success. You can download the introductory sections to the reference guide for free here (scroll down to 'download for free' button): http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-reference-guide-building-design-and-... After these resources have been explored and studied, most candidates seek the structure of study guides (found here http://www.usgbc.org/store/products/publications), online or in-person courses (found here http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc/listing/study) and practice exams to further their understanding of the information. I hope that helps!
Civil Engineer, Saudi Aramco
I have take LEED Green Associate Exam on April 28 2014 but did not pass it. Now I am planning to take it but I am not sure what is the material i need to study at this time> Could you please tell me if I need to study different topics for this time? I got confuse when I read this (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.) what is LEED v4 material? Best Regards
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Mobark, Thank you for your interest. LEED V4 is the newest rating system version for LEED certification. The exams have been updated to include this information. Please visit this page to understand more about the exam and how to prepare. Please be sure to read the comments to as they are informative too. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/prepare-your-leed-green-associate-exam Best wishes preparing for your exam!
Hi,, would you tell me when the LEED V5 will release? And is it true that it will be on June 2015? Thank you.
Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council
v5 is not planned for release in June 2015. With the release of v2009, it was hoped that new rating systems would be released in 3-year cycles. But v4, didn't quite make the 2012 target; it was approved by USGBC members in June 2013, and launched formally the following November at Greenbuild. Stay tuned to the USGBC website for rating system updates - including v5 - but there is nothing planned for the short-term.
Associate Design Director, STUDIO62 LTD.
Greetings, When will be the next LEED GA Exam for this year? and the study materials for the next exam will be available where? Thanks, Gabriel
Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council
LEED GA exams are taken at Prometric testing centers and can be scheduled for any time at your convenience through Prometric. The first step is to register for the exam at usgbc.org/credentials. You will then be directed to Prometric's site for scheduling. Learn more here: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-profes... And this video can walk you through the study resources available for for LEED GA exam (http://vimeo.com/113606715).
Associate Design Director, STUDIO62 LTD.
Thank you Megan, will refer to the links.
Energy Consultant, 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,
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Study materials are now available for pre-order here! Please see this article (http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pre-order-leed-professional-exam-prep-leed-v4) for more information. Please also review the Candidate Handbook (http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-green-associate-candidate-handbook). You can sign up for any LEED exam by signing into your account on the usgbc.org 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?
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
They are expected in the late fall of 2014.
ARCHITECT, Aecom
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
Green Building 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: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam
MECHANICAL ENGINEER, PROJECT MANAGEMENT & CONSULTANT
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, Rizoma
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
Digital Marketing Manager, 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 ?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Mohamed, please visit prometric.com/gbci to reschedule your exam.
Student , NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Hi, I plan to give the Leed GA Exam at the end of August or the first week of September. I have bought the core concepts guide. Is there a LEED GA V4 Study Guide yet? Should I wait for the guide before i sit for the exam (or will the core concepts cover everything)? Thanks.
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Abhirabh, please review this article for LEED v4 study materials and tips. Good luck!
Board member,Treasurer-Architectural Engineer , Oman Green Building Council-Halcrow- CH2M HILL
I was scheduling my exam at 19th of may (LEED AP BD+C) a week before that i was trying to rescheduling the exam but I couldnt coz of a technical problem with prometric , can I take it now with V4 version and what should be the process ?
Interior Designer, Paisley Buta
Hello Mohammad, by my understanding you have prepared yourself for LEED v3 or 2009. I believe strongly that you must prepare yourself for v4 before taking the exam and make yourself familiar with all materials due to extensive changes in new version. Good Luck!
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Mohammed, please visit prometric.com/gbci to schedule your LEED v4 exam. Thanks!
Operations Manager, Angus Consulting and Management Limited ( ACML )
could you please elaborate more on the experience requirement in LEED AP , when it says that it will be addressed in the exam itself, what does that entail ?
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
The LEED exams test what a LEED professional needs to do and what they need to know in order to do it safely and effectively. Task Domains reflect the tasks necessary to perform LEED® safely and effectively. These include concepts such as LEED Project and Team Coordination, LEED Certification Process, Analyses Required for LEED Credits, and Advocacy and Education for Adoption for LEED Rating System. Knowledge Domains reflect the rating systems’ credit categories and what one needs to know. These include concepts such as LEED Process, Integrative Strategies, LEED credit categories, and Project Surroundings and Public Outreach. More specifically, Task Domains identify the skills to address “What does a LEED professional need to do? and Knowledge Domains address the concepts related to “What does a LEED professional need to know?"
student, Kent State University
hi, i suppose to do the LEED GA test in 3 weeks and i did the reservation already but i couldn't find the study materials yet. i read in your response to a question that v4 isn't released yet. so, any idea when is it going to be released??
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Nadia, the LEED v4 Green Associate exam was released on June 30, 2014. Please review this article for study tips, and good luck!
.. hi where can i purchase a LEED GA V4 Study Guide and Core Concept..?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Gretchel, you can purchase the LEED Core Concepts Guide in the usgbc.org store, (at this time USGBC has not released a LEED v4 Green Associate Study Guide).
Program Manager, Summerhill
Is the v4 LEED GA quite different from the previous version? I've completed a prep class for the previous version and am wondering if I'd still be prepared to write the exam?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Shelby, I would encourage you to review the LEED v4 Green Associate Candidate Handbook, to get a better understanding of the differences between the two exams.
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
If I took the LEED Green Associate exam back when it featured 2009 material, am I still eligible to take the AP BD+C exam stand-alone with v4 material after June 30th, or will I have to take both at the same time, repeating my GA exam with v4 material?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Cody, if you took the LEED Green Associate exam when it featured LEED 2009 material, you are definitely eligible to take the stand-alone LEED AP BD+C exam with LEED v4 material after June 30. You do not have to take both exams at the same time and repeat the LEED Green Associate exam with LEED v4 material.
If I was in 6/15 before full enrollment appointment, appointment only 6/30 LEED GA Exam 2009 version still right? I get the message notification class units, but no official information, trouble you
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Yun, if you are taking the exam on June 30, 2014, it will feature LEED v4 material.
Director, Founder, BeeXergy Consulting Limited
I am going to take the exam AP O+M in coming 2 weeks before June 30. Would the exam contents include V3 or V4?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Kei, if you take the LEED AP O+M exam before June 15, 2014, it will feature LEED 2009 content; if you take the take the LEED AP O+M exam after June 30, 2014, it will feature LEED v4 content.
SR. Mechancial engineer , Morganti LLC.
HI, i am preparing for taking LEED GE exam in July and i purchased & downloaded Leed core concept guide V4 , it's very organized and rich study guide however i still need to solve a lot of question to be ready before the exam and this is not available in that study guide , could you advice please
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Alaa, I encourage you to search online for resources from other organizations to help you answer your questions. Good luck!
Projects Engineer, The Center of Waste Managment
when shall LEEDGA V4 study material will be available on USGBC site mention the name of Month Please.
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Kaisar, please review this article for LEED v4 exam study tips.
Junior mechanical engineer, Dar Al-Handasah
Hi, I was wondering when the study guides for the V4 GA examination shall be available? Regards.
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Ahmed, we expect exam prep to be available in fall 2014. In the meantime, please review this article for study tips.
Associate, Gensler
I have taken the LEED Green Associate exam under LEED 2009 content. I plan to sit for the ID+C exam this fall under v4. Is teh 2009 LEED Green Associate exam accepted as the prereq? thanks!
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Melissa, yes, if you have already passed the LEED Green Associate exam under LEED 2009, you can take the LEED AP ID+C exam this fall under v4.
architect, none
Hi, I would like to take the LEED Green Associate Exam around end of July and I am looking for the materials that I should study for the test. Will be enough to study the "LEED Core Concepts Guide" + "The Green Associate Study Guide"? should I study something else? I'm not a lazy person, so I don't want to minimize the study. I just want to understand if these two books cover all the exam subjects. Thank you
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Giulia, if you are taking the LEED Green Associate Exam at the end of July the exam will cover LEED v4 content. Please read this article to learn more about how you can prepare.
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