LEED Green Associate Exam Prep | U.S. Green Building Council
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Looking to take that next step in your career? Get your LEED Green Associate credential.

The LEED Green Associate credential designates individuals who have a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices. It denotes foundational knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.

Co-hosted by USGBC National Capital Region and the DC Department of General Services, this course prepares students to study for and successfully pass the LEED Green Associate exam.

Upon completing this course, students will be able to define sustainability and basic green building principals and will have a firm understanding of the evolution of LEED and its core concepts. Students will engage in a category by category exploration of the LEED system, using case studies to understand sustainable building in practice.

They will be able to identify the steps and requirements of the certification process and the resources available to support this process. This course also includes test-taking strategies, sample exam questions, and practical tips for studying for the LEED Green Associate Exam.


  • $250 for USGBC National Capital Region members
  • $325 for non-members
  • $300 Membership special (course ticket + one-year individual USGBC National Capital Region membership)

Location & travel — The class will take place in Building 32, Suite 200. Download UDC's Van Ness campus sustainability map.

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Please note: The course will take place from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch. Meals are not provided. Ticket refunds can be issued up to two weeks before this event, but a 20 percent service fee will be withheld. Tickets cannot be refunded less than two weeks before the event.