Congratulations on taking your first step toward earning your LEED AP Homes credential! The LEED AP Homes exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design process, support and encourage integrated design and streamline the application and certification process. Learn more.
Planning to take the Green Associate exam at the same time as the LEED AP exam? Check out the exam prep for the Green Associate exam.
The exam is based on the following test specifications and references.
- Specifications for the LEED AP Homes Exam (located in the candidate handbook)
- LEED Homes Reference Guide, v4 edition
The following references may help you to prepare for your exam.
- Green Building Incentive Strategies
- Guide to LEED Certification: Commercial
- Foundations of LEED
- LEED v4 for HOMES Design and Construction Checklist
- LEED Addenda (Corrections + Interpretations)
- LEED Online: Register a Project
- LEED Certification Fees
- Rating System Selection Guidance
- Addenda Database
Please note: LEED professional exams are updated on July 1 of every year; this update incorporates LEED addenda published through January 1 of the same year. Additionally, no exams will be offered from June 15–July 1 of each year.
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(*).
1. The city is building a new botanical garden and is attempting LEED certification. What could the educational program include to earn an Innovation in Design Credit?
a) Present the building’s sustainable features at the grand opening
b) Present the building’s sustainable features at a town hall meeting
b) Provide ongoing weekly tours highlighting the building’s sustainable features*
d) Publish a press release to the local newspaper outlining the building’s sustainable features
2. How should athletic fields be treated in the calculations for WE Credit, Outdoor Water Use Reduction?
a) Must be calculated using 100% potable water
b) May be included or excluded from the calculations*
c) May be calculated using a standard 20% reduction from baseline
d) Must be calculated using at least 20% from an alternative water source