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LEED Exam Prep & Study Group Courses

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Be prepared to take a your LEED exams by enrolling in our online LEED exam prep courses! 


LEED AP BD+C Exam Prep & Study Group 

$795 for eight week courseView start dates and register online

This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Building Design + Construction Rating Systems and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area.

The course will prepare students to earn the LEED for Building Design + Construction Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute.  This exam is the second of in a two-part series of exam, the first of which is the LEED Green Associate exam.  The LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Study Group is offered separately from this course. The LEED AP BD+C exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design, construction and major renovations process, to support and encourage integrated design, and to streamline the LEED application and certification process.  Please note that though experience on a LEED project is no longer an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam, it is strongly recommended.

Students examine case studies of LEED for Building Design + Construction certified projects, concepts of integrative design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. In each of the first seven Units we cover all Task Domains and Knowledge Domains in the specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas.  The final Unit focuses on exam preparation.


LEED v4 Accredited Professional for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance Exam Prep & Study Group 

$795 for eight week course • View start dates and register online

This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area.

The course will prepare students to earn the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute.  This exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle.  Please note that experience on a LEED project is an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam.

Students examine case studies of LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.


LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep & Study Group

$695 for eight week course • View start dates and register online

This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.
In each of the first seven Units we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas. The final Unit focuses on exam preparation.

To be successful in this course and on the exam I recommend you view all the presentations, thoroughly read and understand all the readings, successfully pass each of the Unit’s quizzes and engage in the discussion forums with me and your fellow students.

You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion.