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Study tips: LEED v4 professional exam

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LEED v4 is here, and beginning in June 2014 LEED professional exams will evolve to reflect the the LEED v4 rating system. 

Here's a quick refresh on how this will play out for the LEED Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C and O+M exams (exams for Homes and ND will feature v4 content in 2015):

  • Last day to take a LEED 2009 exam: June 15, 2014
  • First day to take a  LEED v4 exam: June 30, 2014
  • No tests will be administered from June 16-29, 2014

We know you want to be well-prepared for your exam so you pass on your first try — and we want you to be well-prepared too!

Here are some study tips to help you prepare.

  • Test specs and sample questions: Check out the test specs and sample questions in the LEED v4 candidate handbooks. Click the images below to access each handbook.
          

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

  • LEED Core Concepts Guide and Reference Guides: These LEED v4 guides provide a comprehensive overview of how to navigate a LEED project from registration through certification. Click the images below to access each guide.
           

LEED AP ND reference guide coming soon.

  • LEED v4 exam prep: Coming fall 2014. USGBC is supporting Education Partners to make sure they have the resources, knowledge, and skills to produce best-in-class education. This fall, Education Partners will release LEED v4 study materials.
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Senior Digital Marketing Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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Senior Specialist, Sustainability Services, CD SONTER Ltd., Environmental Consultants
Hello, I'm interested in writing the LEED AP exam within the next year, but having a hard time finding a study guide on your website. I did download the Candidate Handbook, but I'm not sure that will be enough material for me to study. I checked out the "Pre-order: LEED professional exam prep (LEED v4)" article, but there is nothing pertaining to the LEED O&M exam on it. Is there a study guide available for the LEED O&M? If not, when will one be released? Thank you, Nichole
senior architect, Option One int.international-kuwait
I registered for the LEED AP( BD+C) in DEC 2013 , the validity is one year, and i need more time to study as there is now a new version v4 so i am planning to take the exam next summer, i do not want to recharged again, so can i extend the validity date??
Hi, Has anyone recommended GEBS LEED AP BD+C Exam prep stuff ( http://www.gbes.com/store/products/leed-ap-bdc-on-demand-webinar.html), any one knows how updated they are as per v4? My concern is v4 it's not been out that long so..,! Appreciate to share your opinion. TQ,
Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Nora, Thanks for this great overview! I wanted to share withe everyone that LEED v4 exam prep materials are now available for purchase. Please check out this article for more information! Thanks!
CEO/ Project Manager, AW&C Construction
I cannot download the green associate candidate handbook. The site gives me an option to download but nothing happens.
Member - architect, SAUDI GREEN BUILDING FORUM
Hello I found the site below sells LEED v4 study materials for $39.99 http://www.poplarnetwork.com/edu/cart can I tell that study guide is approved from you? thank you
Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Mowayad, LEED v4 exam prep materials are now available for purchase through usgbc.org. Please check out this article for more information! Thanks!
Designer/Drafter, Steffian Bradley Architects
Is there a date we can expect the LEED v4 BD+C Study Guides to be released? I registered for the LEED v4 BD+C back in June when it changed to v4. Obvioualy can't take exam without study guide and the registration is only valid for a year. Now I may have to push taking the exam until next summer as I am in school and risk having to re-register and get charged again. I am assuming we can expect an extension in this registration period due to the delay for the study guides correct? There are no third party BD+C v4 study guides available yet either.
Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Alinsan, LEED v4 exam prep materials are now available for purchase. Please check out this article for more information! Thanks!
Junior Interior Designer, Springboard Studio
Hello, I have registered to take my Green Associate v4 exam. Many are telling me that the new v4 exam is a lot harder is that because of the new added credits? Thank you
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