Prepare for your Green Associate exam
Congratulations on taking your first step toward earning your LEED Green Associate! 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 Green Associate professional credential is a thorough understanding of green building and LEED. Access the candidate handbook for exam policies and procedures. The exam is based on the following text specifications and references.
- Specifications for the LEED Green Associate Exam (located in the Candidate Handbook)
- Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide
- Green Office Guide: Integrating LEED Into Your Leasing Process, Section 2.4
- LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System
- LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Reference Guide, Introduction
- LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Reference Guide, Glossary
- LEED for Homes Rating System
- Cost of Green Revisited
- Sustainable Building Technical Manual: Part II
- Treatment by LEED of the Environmental Impact of HVAC Refrigerants
- Guidance on Innovation & Design (ID) Credits
- Credit Interpretation Rulings
- Guide to Purchasing Green Power
- LEED 2009 for Operations & Maintenance Rating System
- LEED 2009 Minimum Program Requirements
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*.
- What Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) program set standards for low-emitting carpets, adhesives, and pads?
A. Green Seal
B. Green Guard
C. Green-e Certified
D. Green Label Plus*
- Why should a green project be located in an existing community?
A. Adequate parking is available on site.
B. The zoning approval for the project is easier.
C. Native plantings can be used for erosion control.
D. The connection to basic community resources is present.*
Supplementary study activities
Candidates can supplement their study through the following opportunities:
Access one practice exam intended for a Green Associate candidate. The practice exam encompasses the topics that will be covered in the actual exam.
Access five timed practice exams designed to reflect the Green Associate exam. Each practice exam provides a score, and relevant topics where the user may need additional reinforcement.
Access LEED 205: Green Building and LEED, Preparing for the LEED Green Associate Exam for in-depth and engaging lessons. Each lesson features objectives, presentations, audio files, assignments, quizzes and an ebook.
Access both the self-paced course LEED 205 and the LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Course.