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You've made up your mind. You're ready to step up your game and become a LEED professional.  

Here's what you need to know about the application:

First things first: the prerequisites and eligibility requirements

  • LEED Green Associate: There are no prerequisites or eligibility requirements. However, we do recommended that you have exposure to LEED and green building concepts through education, volunteering, or work experience.
  • LEED AP with specialty: You must hold a current LEED Green Associate credential and you must be at least 18 years of age or older. LEED project experience is strongly recommended.

The application steps

  1. Log into your usgbc.org site user account, then navigate to Credentials.
  2. Select your exam of choice.
  3. Complete the exam registration process.
  4. Schedule exam date and location on prometric.com/gbci.

The cost

  • LEED Green Associate exam: $250 ($200 for USGBC members, $100 for students)
  • LEED AP specialty exam: $350 ($250 for USGBC members)
  • Combined exam (LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty): $550 ($400 for USGBC members)

How long do I have?

Registration is valid for one year. In that year you are allotted three registrations per exam section. After this year expires, you must wait 90 days before registering again. You may also request an extension of the one year registration period for extenuating circumstances. 

Ready to do this?

Take the first step and register