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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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Architect, Dimoma
Hi I applied for leed green associate in June 13 but I need to practice for the exam do you have practice test for the exam
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Amani, if you are taking the LEED Green Exam on June 13, the exam will include LEED 2009 content, so you should visit this page for guidance on how to prepare.
Corporate Social Responsibility + Sustainability Assistant, Cornell University
Hi - I'd like to take the LEED GA test in July. Is this study guide appropriate for v4 http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-core-concepts-guide ? If not, where can I find guides that address the new test?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Katerina, you can definitely use the LEED Core Concepts Guide to prepare for your exam. Check out this article for some other study tips. Good luck!
Senior Project Architect, Arab Engineering Bureau
I ma experiencing the same problem with Veronica and i also paid thru my credit card just todat 18 May 2014 but i cannot schedule my exam to prometric because of some maintenance schedule and cannot access the website. what should i do? my scheduling time will expire also today. beyod this day i cannot schedule anymore according to email i receive together with the acknowledgment receipt. can i still take exam or at least get my money back? thanks.
Technology Engineer, Shenzhen Institute of Building Research
good!
M.sc student , AUC
When will the material be available ?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Rania, LEED v4 reference guides are now available in the usgbc.org store. We do not have a date available for the release of study guides.
Staff Engineer, Element Structural Engineers, Inc.
How are we expected to prepare for the LEED v4 Green Assoc if the study materials are not published yet?? I was planning to take the exam end of July. I saw previous comments on this issue and saw no response.
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Vanessa, we encourage you to search online for LEED v4 Green Associate exam prep materials that are created by other organizations.
Interior Designer, Paisley Buta
I have passed LEED GA 2009 last year. Can I apply for LEED v4 AP exam or I should take GA V4?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Soussan, since you already have your LEED Green Associate credential, you can simply apply for the LEED v4 AP exam. You do not need to take the Green Associate exam again.
Projects Manager, BIN SHAHEEN BUILDING MAINTENANCE LLC
I wish to attend my GA V4 exam on 30 June 2014. I can register with USGBC for exam now?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Moyinkutty, you can register for the LEED v4 exam now. When you select the date (June 30 and beyond) you will automatically register for the v4 exam (since that is the only version that will be available at that point).
Project Engineer, Skanska
I need to register for LEED Green Associate V3 exam, but I get an error message when I click on the link which should take me to registration. Are we no longer able to register for current version?
Section Architect/Finishing Coordinator, RAMCO Trading and Contracting S.A.L.
Hello, I registered to the LEED Green Associate exam last 2 weeks and i am preparing before fixing an exam schedule. I must apply the test before June 15 (LEED v3). what if i failed on this test for the first trial? will i loose my 1 year subscription? can i apply again for the retest with v3 after june 30? for your kind answers. regards.
Interior Designer, Paisley Buta
You must have submitted all GA CEUs in order to be eligible for AP exam. Watch your profile in USGBC website frequently. Go to Credential and see if your status is green. If not contact with them and they ask you for some amount (probably $50). After that , they renew your credentials. I hope this helps.
BDE, CTC
I am planning to take the LEED GA exam after June however I would like to purchase the V4 materials now so that I can prepare my self in advance. Could you please advise when is the V4 materials will be available in the market?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Jason, LEED v4 reference guides are now available in the usgbc.org store. We do not have a date available for the release of study guides.
Projects Engineer, The Center of Waste Managment
kindly send me the web address for LEED GA in V4
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Kaisar, you can register for the exam in the credentials section of your account.
Architect, AAA , N2 DESIGN ARCHITECTURE & MANAGEMENT LTD.
I am a LEED AP before 2009 with CaGBC, I want to upgrade into a specialty - is this the right website or do I go the the CaGBC website to be a member of an organization of chapter, so I can avail of the membership benefits. .
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Maribel, If you would like to upgrade to a LEED AP with specialty, you will need to retest for your desired specialty. You can register for the exam under the credentials section of your usgbc.org account.
Electrical Engineer, AECOM
Hi, Miss Erin, I have registered LEED AP BD+C today, I would like to know Can I write LEED GA ,LEED AP exam seperately?...PLease advise me.During registration if any data enter worng like Project ID or anything else, Is there any option to change if?Please advise
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Mohammed, if you have already registered for the LEED AP BD+C this includes the LEED Green Associate portion of the exam. If you would like to take the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP BD+C exams separately please contact Prometric to reschedule or cancel your exam.
Hello Erin, Greetings! I see the materials based on v4 for LEED AP . Is there any material for LEED GA available. Regards, Ashwin
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Ashwin, To help prepare for the LEED v4 Green Associate exam we encourage you to download the LEED Green Associate Candidate handbook. You can also purchase the third edition of the LEED Core Concepts Guide.
ARCHITECT, Arshad Shahid Abdulla
Hi Erin, From where can I get the study material for LEED Green Associate? Kindly guide me.
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Sundas, To help prepare for the LEED v4 Green Associate exam we encourage you to download the LEED Green Associate Candidate handbook. You can also purchase the third edition of the LEED Core Concepts Guide.
Dear Sajid, Same with me . i am struggling for LEED GA material
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Ashwin, To help prepare for the LEED v4 Green Associate exam we encourage you to download the LEED Green Associate Candidate handbook. You can also purchase the third edition of the LEED Core Concepts Guide.
ARCHITECT, Arshad Shahid Abdulla
hi Erin.. this question might be irrelevant to this post.. but I could u please guide me to exactly from where can I get the study material for LEED GA?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Sundas, To help prepare for the LEED v4 Green Associate exam we encourage you to download the LEED Green Associate Candidate handbook. You can also purchase the third edition of the LEED Core Concepts Guide.
Senior Design Professional, HOK
Hi Erin, I am planning to wright LEED AP BD+C exam in May. I know the exam will be two parts, LEED GA and LEED AP BD+C if I failed one part but passed another part do I have to do the whole exam again or just re-exam the fail part?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Tie, If you fail one part of the exam, you will only have to retake the failed portion.
Senior Engineer HVAC, Dorsch Gruppe
Erin, I have registered for LEED AP BD+C on Dec 10, 2013 under v3, registration is valid until Dec 10, 2014, but did not schedule exam yet. I would prefer to appear for exam after June 30, under v3. Is it possible or do I have to appear on or before June 15, 2014? And after 30 June, is it required to re-register and schedule exam under v4?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Mahmood, If you want to take the LEED 2009 BD+C exam, you must schedule to take it before June 15, 2014. If you schedule it after June 30, 2014, you will be required to take the exam with LEED v4 material.
Office Manager, Heller and Metzger, PC
Hi Erin, My coworker and I are planning to take the Green Associate exam before June 15th. We tried to follow through with the $50 application fee but the website is taking us directly to the $200 exam registration. Has this changed now and the $50 application fee is no longer applicable?
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Laurie, we apologize for the confusion. In an effort to improve our online experience, we have combined the application fee and registration fee, so you only have one payment.
Managing Principal, Earthly Ideas LLC
Erin - This is exciting news! Since a date for the new test release has been solidified, you all must have the new test specifications. Can you tell me where I can find a copy of these for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialties? Current links are still based on LEED 2009 (http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ga/prepare and http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ap/prepare).
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Michelle, you can find test specifications in the (new) LEED v4 candidate handbooks.
Project Manager/Planner, RIOC
I would like to take the exam sometime in the summer, I currently have study material that says second edition will this material be adequate for the exam prior to June 15 2014 or will I have to purchase new study material. Please advise. When will the V4 materials be available?
Industry Marketing Manager - Building Design, Autodesk
The materials you have are most likely v3 materials, so you'd want to take the exam by June 15 if you are using them to study. The v4 reference guides are currently available on our website. Supplementary study materials are currently in development by our partners and should be on the market soon.
LEED Consultant, Ecolead
Hi, Erin Hartz I'm preparing to taking the current test but I'm not sure that I'm ready till May 2014. Is there any option that chosing version between current test and new one after June 2014?
Industry Marketing Manager - Building Design, Autodesk
You may choose to schedule your exam whenever you'd like, depending on when you feel prepared and what version you would like to take.
Director of Sustainability, Lawrence Group
If someone takes the LEED GA exam before June 2014, are they eligible to take the specialty exam after June 2014 or will they need to retake the LEED GA v4 exam? Thanks!
Industry Marketing Manager - Building Design, Autodesk
Yes, the credentials do not change, so you can take the v4 specialty exam no matter what version of the Green Associate you passed.
Sustainability Architectural Designer, AECOM
Are there any new study materials available for the LEED v4 exam?
Industry Marketing Manager - Building Design, Autodesk
No study materials beyond the reference guides yet, but we expect our education partners to be putting some on the market soon.
Krebs Sustentabilidade
Hi Erin! I am a LEED AP since 2008. What has changed for me with the new version?
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