LEED Green Associate Exam Study Guide

Step 1: Register for your Green Associate Exam

Registering for your exam is easy. Login to your USGBC account and click “Credentials”. You will see a list of LEED exams you are eligible to take. The exams are available at a test center or online from the comfort of your own testing environment. We recommend scheduling your exam 2-3 months from the day you start studying. This will ensure you spend adequate time preparing for your exam so you can pass the first time.

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USGBC WEBSITE: Check the box on page one of registration that asks if you are a full-time student. You will then be asked to enter your school, student ID number and expected graduation date. This information is confirmed and your total should then read $100 at the payment page.

Step 2: Studying for your LEED Green Associate Exam

All LEED® Professional exams are scored between 125 and 200 scale system. Some questions during the exam may or may not be graded and count based on GBCI and USGBC matrix and past exam scores.The exam contains 100 questions including the 15 pretest questions.

Overview: What Will Be on the LEED Green Associate Exam?

Understanding the different parts of the LEED Green Associate is fundamental in passing the exam. You will need to know what to focus your study time.

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The LEED Application Process

You are responsible for the understanding of the application process of LEED projects. This will require you to understand the different rating systems and how the registration process works on what type of building or project. The various costs associated with the LEED process should be known. The process in which a building or project becomes LEED certified. This involves an understanding of the project team, the registration process, how to submit credits and how to ask for rulings and interpretations from the USGBC.

LEED Credits and Prerequisites

A candidate to the LEED Green Associate exam needs to understand the prerequisites vs optional credits as well as how to earn points per credit. It is your requirement to understand the strategies behind the point system, codes and standards used to satisfy them. You also need to learn the synergy between how credits interact.

LEED Specific Strategies
As a candidate for the Green associate exam you will need to know the LEED Strategies. LEED Strategies are divided into the following categories:
• Site Selection
• Water Efficiency
• Energy and Atmosphere
• Materials and Resources
• Indoor Environmental Quality; and
• Innovation in Design

Recommended Reference Guides

Candidate Handbook - USGBC Website New Tab

PDF Guide to the LEED green associate exam : Topics Covered, Question Layout, Exam Format

Reference Section - USGBC Website New Tab

Online LEED Green Associate Exam Guide: 7 references including free BD+C Reference guide sections

At this point you have a fairly good idea what is involved in the LEED Green Associate exam. For further LEED Green Associate Exam Guides and free exam simulators and flash cards view our green associate study section.

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