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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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Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Mohamed, please visit 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.
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
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!
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Mohammed, please visit to schedule your LEED v4 exam. Thanks!
Manager - Facilities Management Services, 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 ?
LEED 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??
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, 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!
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