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Now available: LEED v4 candidate handbooks

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Starting on June 30, 2014, the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system — and the candidate handbooks are now available to help you prepare.

  • The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 content will be June 15, 2014.
  • The first day to take the exams with the new LEED v4 content will be June 30, 2014.
  • No tests will be administered in between these dates.

LEED v4 candidate handbooks

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LEED AP Homes and LEED AP ND candidate handbooks coming soon.

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Nora Knox

Marketing & Communications Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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Principal, Clark Kjos Architects, LLC
Nora: Do you ever envision LEED for Healthcare will develop a professional credentialing program?
Director of Sustainable Education, GreenCE, Inc.
There isn't anything like an adaptation specific LEED AP credential at this point, and the same question could easily be asked for Schools, Data Centers, Warehouses, and others. A possibly better role for USGBC, which I think they are already doing to a large part, is working with industry groups as an informed contributor to elevate education and professional licensing. That said, it would be cool to see a more dynamic credential - ooh the possibilities.
Urban and Infrastructure Planner, Washington University in St. Louis
I have taken appointment for LEED GA exam on 30th June. For the same I was referring to Candidate Handbook updated March 2014. Now Candidate Handbook June 2014 released and major implication is introduction of LEED Core concept guide 3rd edition. I am referring to 2nd edition since one month and now at last moment what should I do ?? will June 30th Exam refer 3rd edition or 2nd edition ??
Architectural Field Engineer, Hyundai Engineering and Construction
hi nora.. am i still eligible to take LEED GA v4 even though i got a training certificate for LEED 2009? if not, why should i do?
Marketing & Communications Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Marco, there are no eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate. Learn more.
Project Architect, Stantec
Hi Nora, Will there be any changes to the reference and study guide to LEED ND as well? If so from when will the exam for LEED ND be changed to V4 version. I reference and study material of 2009 and continuing with it. I couldn't find any handbook for LEED V4 for ND as well.
Marketing & Communications Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Jingnesh, we expect that the ND exam to feature v4 content in 2015, at which point we will release a candidate handbook. In the meantime, you should continue to use LEED 2009 study materials.
Principal, Randall West
Hi Nora - I'm taking the LEED-ND exam on 8/22 and from what I've read previously, it includes information from v4. Is that correct?
Marketing & Communications Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi C.J., yes, the exam now includes LEED v4 content.
Hi Nora, i am planning to register for GA exam,Kindly suggest the study material for that.
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