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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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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 You will then be directed to Prometric's site for scheduling. Learn more here: And this video can walk you through the study resources available for for LEED GA exam (
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,
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
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