LEED Exam Preparation – Get Ready for a Greener Future

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Looking to advance your career in green building?

The LEED Green Associate credential and the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with Specialty credential will help to distinguish you in the market as being knowledgeable in LEED and green building practices. The Green Associate credential is the starting point; you must obtain it prior to challenging your LEED AP. There are many benefits to having one or both of these credentials, for example, they help to:

  • Advance of your career by demonstrating knowledge in LEED and a commitment to the environment.
  • Provide an understanding of the principles of LEED (Green Associate).
  • Provide an in depth understanding of how to achieve LEED certification for particular stream (ID+C, BD+C, EB:OM, ND, Homes) (LEED AP with Specialty).
  • Add you to a national list of LEED accredited professionals and allow you to include the designation in your signature.


Each credential is obtained by writing a 2 hour exam at a local testing center. But don’t worry, CaGBC has a variety of courses designed to help you study for your exams. CaGBC’s study courses can be taken in various formats, making it easy for you to prepare in-class or at home.


Green Associate Exam Kickstarter Workshop:

This one day in class workshop is delivered in many of Canada’s major cities by local, highly-qualified instructors with real-life experience. Network with, and learn from other individuals with similar goals, as you learn what you need to know to pass the Green Associate Exam. Click here to visit our workshops page.


Green Associate Exam Prep Course (On Demand):

For this self-paced on demand course you will gain access to CaGBC Central, our online learner platform. You can go through the course at your own pace while focusing on the information you need to know to prepare for the LEED v4 Green Associate Exam. The course includes approximately 8 hours of video, in additional to a number of other study resources that are included as part of the course. You can also choose to attend several live Q&A sessions with one of CaGBC’s expert instructors. Click here to register.


Building Design and Construction Exam Prep Course (On Demand):

Similar to the Green Associate Exam Prep Course in format, this is a self-paced online course. You will gain access to CaGBC Central where you can go through instructional videos and information on your own time, at your own pace to prepare for the LEED AP with specialty in BD+C exam. This course provides a technical analysis of the LEED BD+C rating system, starting with a review of the LEED project team and certification process. It also delves into the credit requirements, calculations, and synergies among credits for each of the credit categories. Click here to register

If you are considering a career in the green building industry, be sure to connect with the CaGBC and find out all the options available to you!
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