Step 1: Register for your LEED AP ID+C Exam
Congratulations on wanting a new credential. Registering is easy! Login to your USGBC account and click “Credentials”. You will then view a list of your current accreditations along with the exams that you are eligible to take. We recommend a good window of studying that amounts to about 1-2 months of dedication. This will give you enough time to fully prepare for the LEED AP exam and pass on your first try.
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Step 2: Studying for your LEED ID+C Exam
With a passing score or 170 earning your accreditation, The interior design and construction exam is no different from the other LEED credentials like the BD+C exam. Your answer to each question may or may not count in your end score based upon statistics being gathered by the USGBC. Some questions may be testing questions that are being vetted.
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Current AP ID+C Exam Version is V4
The exam contains 100 questions, and you are given two hours to complete it. A weighted score between 125-200 is awarded based upon your correct answers. A passing score is anything over 170 points.
Some questions on your ID+C exam may be difficult, and you may not remember. A good trick is to skip the question and save it for the end of the exam. By completing more questions, your memory may be triggered, and you will remember the correct answer to the hard question. Make sure you review all your answers before submitting your AP exam.
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Online Guide to the LEED ID+C exam : 10 references, including free BD+C Reference and paid sections
By reading this guide to the LEED ID+C Exam, you should have a fairly good understanding of what is covered in the exam. For more information on the LEED ID+C exam, please head over to our exam section linked below.
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