Prepare for your LEED AP ND Exam
Congratulations on taking your first step toward earning your LEED AP ND!
A LEED credential gives you a competitive edge and shows the market you have the key knowledge, experience and credibility to bring success to LEED projects and sustainability-focused organizations.
The key to earning a LEED AP with Specialty credential is a thorough understanding of green building, the LEED Rating System and the ability to facilitate the certification process. Access the candidate handbook for exam policies and procedures.
The exam is based on the following test specifications and references.
- Specifications for the LEED AP ND Exam (located in the candidate handbook)
- ND Reference Guide
- LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System
Please note: LEED professional exams are updated on July 1 of every year; this update incorporates LEED addenda published through January 1 of the same year. Additionally, no exams will be offered from June 15-July 1 of each year.
These sample questions were discarded during the exam creation process, and they are provided to allow you to better familiarize yourself with the format and general content of items on the exam. The ability to answer these questions does not predict or guarantee your ability to successfully answer questions on the actual exam. Correct answers are marked with an asterisk*.
- Which agencies should be consulted to determine if imperiled species exist within the project's boundaries? (Choose two.)
A. Audubon Society
B. Department of Ecology
C. Natural Heritage Program*
D. State Fish and Wildlife Agency*
E. Environmental Protection Agency
- A project team has decided to reduce the development footprint of its design by clustering development, using predominantly multi-story buildings, and providing underground parking facilities in place of surface parking. Bicycle parking and shower facilities will be provided to encourage use of alternative forms of transportation and 10% of total parking spaces will be reserved for carpool parking. Based on this information what credit will the project most likely achieve?
A. Green Infrastructure and Buildings Credit, Heat Island Reduction
B. Smart Location and Linkage Credit, Bicycle Network and Storage
C. Green Infrastructure and Buildings Credit, Stormwater Management
D. Neighborhood Pattern and Design Credit, Reduced Parking Footprint*