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Combined LEED Green Associate & LEED AP BD+C Exam Prep Course

 leedgreen associate logoleed bdcOur Combined LEED Green Associate & LEED AP BD+C Exam Prep Course is designed to help you pass the combined LEED GA & AP BD+C Exam. You get everything you need to prepare you to ace the exam, and retain the knowledge to assist you when working on LEED projects.

  • Start your course immediately. Log in wherever you have internet access - even on your phone! Go at your own pace, review as necessary.
  • If you get stuck, an instructor is just a phone call or email away!
  • Your course is prepared and delivered by an award-winning LEED Fellow and a highly-respected leader in the green building and sustainability industry (see "Learn From The Best" tab below).
  • This Course is BPI Recognized for 7 CEU Credits
  • NATE-APPROVED FOR 17 NATE CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS (CEH)

Register today and prepare to pass your LEED GA & AP BD+C exam!

Register Now Course Package: $825

Course Package Includes:

  • 24 hours of online multimedia training with video instructor (90 day access)
    • Available 24/7 • Learn at your own pace • Review as often as you like
  • Phone and email access to instructors to answer your questions
  • LEED Green Associate Handbook
  • LEED AP BD+C Handbook
  • Multiple-choice questions at the end of each module to improve learning and retention
  • Practice exams for both LEED GA & BD+C exams
  • Our 300% Iron-Clad Success and Satisfaction Guarantee

LEED Green Associate

Course Topics

  • Introduction to LEED
  • Location and Transportation
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Introduce the tasks necessary to effectively and safely administer LEED
  • Define LEED, the current LEED rating systems, and market adaptations
  • Work with other professionals on LEED projects
  • Review existing projects and learn how to use LEED v4 requirements
  • Understand LEED core concepts and credit categories for all building types

LEED AP BD+C

Course Topics

  • Introduction to LEED
  • Integrative Process
  • Location and Transportation
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation
  • Regional Priority

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Navigate the LEED application and certification process for project teams
  • Lead others through the Integrated Design Process
  • Identify and master the resources that support the LEED process, including LEED Online
  • Enrich their understanding of the credit requirements for all adaptations of the LEED BD+C Rating System
  • Complete the documentation for project submittal and understand the key team members responsible for its submittal

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Architects, engineers, construction managers
  • Multi-building facility managers, government facility managers, property managers
  • General contractors, commercial HVAC contractors, insulation contractors
  • Utility representatives and managers
  • Anyone interested in green building design & construction

Prerequisites

None. However, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) strongly recommends having some prior experience working on a LEED project before challenging the LEED AP BD+C accreditation exam.

Learn From The Best

Eric Corey Freed

eric_corey_freedEric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, 11-time author, global speaker, and notorious comedian. He has lectured in all 50 states and in 7 countries. He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

  • Eric is considered a leader in the field; named "Best Green Architect" by San Francisco Magazine in 2005, as well as "Best Visionary" in 2007, and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008.
  • In 2012, he was named one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects, " and one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US.
  • In 2017, he was named one of Build's American Architecture Top 25, and the following year, Fixr’s Top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry.
  • As a licensed architect, Eric brings over 25 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country.
  • Companies like Autodesk, Pixar, Apple and Lowe’s have hired Eric to help them incorporate deeper sustainability into their businesses.
  • Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His how-to book, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
  • Eric was Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone.
  • He served as Vice President of the International Living Future Institute, a nonprofit organization that developed the Living Building Challenge, a global, regenerative, deep green building standard.
  • Eric has served on the boards & advisory boards of dozens of companies and non-profits, helping them get "unstuck" through strategy, planning, and implementation for next stage planning, while helping these organizations uncover new opportunities to raise funding, generate revenue, attract customers, and streamline operations through the lens of sustainability: return on investment, lifecycle costing, carbon accounting, social equity, and supply chain optimization.
 
You're In Control

With our Combined LEED Green Associate & LEED AP BD+C Exam Prep Course, you can study when you want, and where you want!

  1. Access your course 24x7 for 90 days. Start now!
  2. Log in from any device connected to the internet - even your phone!
  3. Start and stop when it's convenient for you.
  4. Review and replay any material as needed.

Complete Flexibility

With our online training, you're in control. Log into your course whenever you want to, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 90 days (3 months!). Learn at your own pace, rewind and review as necessary - and if you get stuck on a topic or explanation, simply call or email one of our professional LEED instructors for a quick answer!

Our online course offers consistent, high-quality education. There's no cancelled classes, and the instructor never fumbles an explanation. You get an engaging multimedia course presentation using  learning techniques developed specifically to help adults learn and retain the information. Register today and get on your way to passing the LEED GA & LEED AP BD+C exams. It really is a great course, prepared and delivered by one of the green building industy's foremost experts...with all the flexibility you need!

Combined LEED Green Associate & LEED AP BD+C Exam

Please note: The following information is for the Combined LEED Green Associate & LEED AP BD+C specialty exam. Click the following links for information on LEED Green Associate and LEED AP BD+C.

  • Combined Exam Fee:
  • Prerequisites/Eligibility Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older. Experience working on LEED-registered projects is strongly recommended.
  • Format: The combined exam is comprised of two parts, the LEED Green Associate exam and the LEED AP exam. Each part contains 100 multiple choice questions. Exams are computer-based. You can skip questions, flag questions for later, and change answers.
  • Time Limit: 2 hours (120 minutes) per exam; total time is 4 hours and 20 minutes (including a 10 minute tutorial and a 10 minute survey).
  • Language:
    • LEED Green Associate Exam: Translation aids are available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Learn more
    • LEED AP BD+C Exam: Translation aids are available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French and Spanish. Learn more.
  • Scoring: You must score 170 or higher out of 200 on both exams to earn the AP BD+C credential. Your exam score will be displayed on screen at the end of the exam and you will receive a printed report of your results at the test center. If you pass only one of the exams, you only have to retake the exam you failed. You will need to pay the exam fee for each attempt.
  • Results Processing: Within 72 hours of your exam, your results will be processed, your account will be updated, and, if applicable, your badge will be updated in the usgbc.org People directory. You can download a copy of your certificate through your usgbc.org account.
  • Rescheduling and cancellations: Permitted up to 3 days prior to exam. Some fees may apply. Learn more.

Please be aware that if a candidate exits the exam for any reason, they must retake the exam and cannot continue the current exam.

LEED Green Associate Exam Topic Breakdown

The LEED Green Associate Exam is broken down into the following segments:

  • LEED Process (16 Questions)
  • Integrative Strategies (8 Questions)
  • Location and Transportation (7 Questions)
  • Sustainable Sites (7 Questions)
  • Water Efficiency (9 Questions)
  • Energy and Atmosphere (10 Questions)
  • Materials and Resources (9 Questions)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (8 Questions)
  • Project Surroundings and Public Outreach (11 Questions)

* The exam contains 15 unscored questions. There is no way to know which questions are the unscored questions.

Download the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook for more information about the exam.

LEED AP BD+C Exam Topic Breakdown

The LEED BD+C exam is broken down as follows:

  • LEED Process (8 Questions)
  • Integrative Strategies (9 Questions)
  • Location and Transportation (9 Questions)
  • Sustainable Sites (9 Questions)
  • Water Efficiency (9 Questions)
  • Energy and Atmosphere (14 Questions)
  • Materials and Resources (12 Questions)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (11 Questions)
  • Project Surroundings and Public Outreach (4 Questions)

* The exam contains 15 unscored questions. There is no way to know which questions are the unscored questions.

Download the LEED AP BD+C Handbook for more information about the exam


Using Your LEED AP Credential

Once you have passed BOTH exams, you can begin to use the title “LEED AP” followed by your Specialty (BD+C) designation. If you pass only the LEED Green Associate part of the combined exam, you are NOT a LEED Green Associate, and cannot use the title "LEED Green Associate," because by taking the combined exam you applied to be a LEED AP. With that application, you must pass both parts of the LEED AP combined exam.


Credential Maintenance

LEED APs must complete 30 continuing education hours every two years.


About LEED AP BD+C Accreditation and Exam

LEED AP BD+C was created to give those involved in the design and building process the knowledge and tools to create sustainable structures that have minimal impact on the environment while offering the same values and amenities as a traditional structure. The LEED AP BD+C rating system is used in new and existing construction for all kinds of construction projects, including schools, healthcare and hospitality projects, retail and distribution centers, etc. The LEED AP BD+C exam is designed to test the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design process, to encourage and support integrated design, and to streamline the certification and application process.

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