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LEED Professional Credential exams to feature LEED v4 material

Published on 27 Sep 2013 Written by Erin Emery Hartz Posted in LEED

Updated February 6, 2014

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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Erin Emery Hartz

Manager of Marketing and Product Development U.S. Green Building Council

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ARCHITECT, Arshad Shahid Abdulla
Hi Erin, From where can I get the study material for LEED Green Associate? Kindly guide me.
Dear Sajid, Same with me . i am struggling for LEED GA material
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?
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?
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?
Office Manager, Heller & 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?
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 ( and
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?
Manager of Marketing and Product Development, U.S. Green Building Council
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 Co Ltd
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?
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