For professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice, GBCI has created the LEED Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.
Candidates must have experience in the form of:
- documented involvement on a LEED-registered project; OR,
- employment (or previous employment) in a sustainable field of work; OR,
- engagement in (or completion of) an education program that addresses green building principles.
Candidates are required to agree to:
For answers to questions about pricing, eligibility requirements, and exam format, read the LEED Green Associate FAQs.
For a complete guide to the credentialing process including exam specifications and sample questions, read the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook.
Apply now for the LEED Green Associate credential.
The Level 100 Seminars provide a comprehensive introduction the basics of sustainability: the history, practice and the most current events including the evolution of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design- (LEED) certified buildings. Given in a 4-hour format, the course is designed for community, school and government leaders or anyone else interested in the sustainability movement.
Level 200 Courses are designed to prepare people interested in taking the LEED® Green Associate v3 exam given by the US Green Building Council, the first step in becoming a LEED Accredited Professional. This all-day training session is tailored for professionals in the sustainable design industries and a background in A/E/C is strongly recommended.
Level 300 Programs offer intensive preparation for the LEED® Accredited Professional + exam given by the US Green Building Council. This course is for professionals who have successfully taken the LEED Green Associate exam and serves as a refresher/updater course for those who currently have their LEED AP and wish to pass the most recent LEED AP+ exam, v3.