The credential “LEED Accredited Professional” (in short LEED AP) was developed by the USGBC to allow green building professional to demonstrate to their clients and fellow professionals their level of competence related to green building practices in general and LEED certification in particular.
Being a LEED AP shows you are a qualified, educated and experienced green building professional. It gives you an advantage when quoting for or working on LEED projects or when you need to design and/or prepare LEED submissions for projects that pursue LEED certification.
The LEED AP accreditation is adding value to the careers of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, project managers, consultants, commissioning agents, operations managers, municipal planners and other design and construction professionals.
Considering the increasing amount of projects that are pursuing LEED certification, being a LEED AP gives you a competitive advantage.
Becoming a LEED Accredited Professional
Our online courses not only provide you with the study material required to prepare for the exam, but we help you setting a timeline and study schedule, provide you with test questions in order to familiarize you with the real exam questions.
But most importantly, our innovative online learning platform allows us to go beyond just teaching. Our learning platform offers a high level of social interaction allowing us to become your personal LEED coach while you have the opportunity to interact with fellow professionals.
That way you will get motivated and stay on track with your exam preparation increasing your chances of passing the exam with success.
The amount of time needed to study for the test depends on your familiarity with the subject, study habits, and the amount of free time you can devote to studying.
Our courses are oriented towards working professionals allowing them to combine work and study. The duration of the courses and their intensity are such that you will need on average between 10 and 15 hours of study per week.
We offer 2 courses which are meant to prepare you for the LEED Green Associate exam. The first course is called Core Concepts which is followed by a second course called Preparation for the LEED Green Associate exam. After taking these 2 courses you should be ready for the LEED Green Associate exam.
In order to be eligible for the LEED AP exam, you need to be a LEED Green Associate. Our course schedule is set up in such a way that you have 2 weeks after the Preparation for the LEED Green Associate course to go to a test center near you and take the test. That way you can start with our next course after passing the exam and taking a little break 😉
But in case you need more time, for professional reasons for instance,you can always take the Green Associate exam later and continue with the courses at a later date. We offer 4 course cycles a year making sure you can study whenever it is most convenient for you.
Once you successfully passed the LEED Green Associate exam we offer 2 courses that are run in parallel. These courses are meant to get you prepared for your LEED AP BD+C exam.
We offer those 2 courses simultaneously because we believe the best way to understand the LEED BD+C rating system is by applying it to a real project. That way you will improve the understanding of the BD+C rating system through real project experience.
Both courses also provide you with test questions that will help you be prepared for the questions you may expect for the LEED AP BD+C Exam.
Yes, once you pass the Green Associate exam and you start preparing for the LEED AP credential, you will need to choose a LEED AP specialty.
The most common specialty is the LEED BD+C specialty which is for professionals that want to become a LEED AP for New Construction and Major Renovation Projects.
Other LEED specialties are:
We are currently offering a course for the LEED AP BD+C specialty because it is the most commonly chosen specialty. Once you are a LEED AP BD+C you can build upon that knowledge and work on other projects such as existing buildings, interior design or neighborhood development projects.