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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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LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
For those interested in the LEED AP O+M exam, Green Building Services has just released a LEED AP O+M exam prep course: that may be of interest. You can view it online on our website. Best of luck!
Designer, Kohan
Hi Maya, I have a Guide to the Leed Green Associate V3, and I want to participate in V4 exam. Do you there is a lot that has changed in the two version? Or would I be able to pass the exam if I read the old version?
Hi Maryam, I haven't had a chance to look at V3 edition so I will not be able to advise on this
H,i nora. What is the difference between GA V3 and GA V4.
., U.S. Green Building Council
Thank you for your interest in earning a LEED credential. A LEED Green Associate credential is not distinguished by the current version of the rating system. Regardless of when a candidate earn the credential, we expect them to be knowledgeable of current LEED for the test or through continuing education. This applies to the LEED APs with specialty as well. Hope that helps!
Hi, Megan Gonzales i want to purchase leed green associates v4 study material . please guide me can i purchase material by green building education services ( by this website. please help me
Marketing Engineer, Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
Hi Anas, as a USGBC Education Partner, GBRI offers leed green associates v4 study material which will include LEED Green Associate and LEED AP study guides, LIVE / On-Demand Webinars, 600+ practice questions, flashcards, memory charts, MP3 audio files, supplementary reference materials and mock exams. Use coupon code " BONUSGA" Pay just $89.00 for Green Associate Exam Prep. Check out
Hi Nadnini, I ahve with me the Exam prep guide and core concept books. Will the material from this suffice or do I still need ned to download the study material from the webpage suggested by you? Thank you
Marketing Engineer, Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
Hi Maya, I am not sure about the ability of exam prep guide that you already have with you. If you think that that material is enough then you can take our practice test, otherwise you can go for the study material offered by GBRI.
., U.S. Green Building Council
Thank you for your interest in earning a LEED Green Associate credential. We recommend that LEED Green Associate candidates ensure their study plan covers the test specifications and references outlined in the LEED Green Associate candidate handbook: If you opt to purchase any additional exam preparation materials, consider comparing topics covered to what is listed in the candidate handbook. Hope that helps!
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