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Your LEED Professional exam is this month. Are you ready?

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You've spent the last few months preparing for your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty exam. Here's what you should know to make sure your exam day goes as planned.

One month before

  • Ensure that your first name and last name in your account matches the identification you will present at the test center. If your names do not match, you will not be allowed to test and you will forfeit your exam fee.

A week before

  • Confirm that your exam is scheduled for the correct date, time, and location. If it is not correct, contact Prometric at with your confirmation number. Prometric requires two full days before your exam to cancel or reschedule.

Day of

  • Arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment to check in and begin the tutorial. If you arrive after your appointment you will lose your reservation and be considered absent.
  • When you arrive at the test center, you must provide a valid, unexpired ID with a signature, a photograph, and an expiration date. 
  • Your session should begin within 30 minutes of your appointment. If your session is delayed more than 30 minutes, you will be able to wait or reschedule.
  • You may not bring any personal or unauthorized items into the exam room; eating, drinking, and tobacco use are prohibited. Most test centers provide small lockers to secure purses, wallets, keys, phones, etc.; lockers will not accommodate large purses or bags.
  • A calculator will be provided on-screen during the exam.
  • You will be escorted to a workstation by test center staff. You must remain in your seat during the exam except when authorized to leave by center staff. If you leave the building during your exam, the test proctor will terminate your session.

Have more questions? Check out our candidate handbooks.

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Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Arup
Where do I have to send letter of attestation? Could you help me? Thank you in advance. Regards,
., U.S. Green Building Council
Thank you for your interest in earning a LEED credential. We no longer require LEED exam candidates to provide a letter of attestation for their LEED project experience. Instead, we have elected to include questions within each exam that address LEED project experience. To learn more about the test specifications and references, please consult the LEED Green Associate candidate handbook: We have also instituted a number of other improvements for our credential holders. To learn more, please read this article: Good luck!
Are the practice exams and reference book(s) available through the exam registration or as a separate purchase? I have been working on the company's Green Energy Team and working in HVAC implementation, as well as recently receiving my California Professional Engineer License in Thermal and Fluid Systems. Would these count as experience? Also Carrier HVAC training classes that I have taken over the past year included LEED information and discussions on how to implement.
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Vincent, practice exams, references guides, and study guides, are a separate purchase from the exam registration. In terms of project experience, you must have previous experience within three years of your application on a LEED-registered or certified project. In the case of an audit, this experience must be documented through LEED Online or in the form of a letter of attestation from a supervisor, client, or project manager and must describe your involvement on the project as a consultant, public or private sector personnel who review projects pursuing LEED certification as part of an approval process, contracted worker, member of the LEED Project Team, LEED Homes Provider, LEED Reviewer, LEED for Homes Green Rater, or staff member of a Certifying Body (CB).
Director, Environ Sustainability Globe Pvt Ltd
Hi Nora, I have scheduled to take my Green Associate and AP on the same date back to back. Is there any possibility to split them and have on two different dates? Also, when would be the last LEED AP (V4) exam date? Many thanks in advance. Keerthi
Digital Marketing Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Keerthi, please contact Prometric at with your confirmation number to cancel or reschedule your exam.
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Great article Nora! Practice tests prior to the exam are also a huge help and confidence booster.

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