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Can I retake the LEED AP exam if I fail?

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If your attempt was unsuccessful you may register again in the same way as initial registration. After three unsuccessful attempts, however, you must wait 90 days before submitting a new registration to GBCI. Candidates must pay the registration fee for each exam attempt.

For candidates choosing the full LEED AP exam option (which includes the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP specialty exam), you are allowed three attempts per section and both sections are delivered concurrently. Once you have passed a section of a LEED AP exam, that section will no longer be available to you (for example, if you pass the LEED Green Associate section but do not pass the specialty section, you will not need to retake the LEED Green Associate section to earn your LEED AP credential. At that point, you will have two additional attempts to pass your specialty exam. If after three unsuccessful attempts, however, you must wait 90 days before submitting a new registration to GBCI.).

Candidates must pass both the LEED Green Associate exam and the LEED AP exam to earn the credential. Candidates must pay the registration fee for each exam attempt.

For candidates taking the LEED Green Associate exam and LEED AP specialty exam separately, you must pass the LEED Green Associate exam before registering for the LEED AP specialty exam. Once you have passed your LEED Green Associate exam you will have earned your LEED Green Associate credential and you can then register for your LEED AP specialty exam. Candidates must pay the registration fee for each exam attempt.

For candidates taking the LEED AP specialty exam, you must have already passed your LEED Green Associate exam first. Once you have passed your LEED AP specialty exam, you will have earned your LEED AP credential. Candidates must pay the registration fee for each exam attempt.

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