The live, in-class aspect of the course is only the first part of our training. The in-class portion gives the student a strong basis of LEED and Green building knowledge. It touches on all aspects of what the actual LEED exam covers. However, the intricate details are re-enforced through the online component of the course which is composed of:
1. Recorded class files, including a crash course review of all relevant LEED GA material
2. Five Mock Exams (500 Questions) to be completed and reviewed as the student pleases
3. Anytime assistance through our LEEP AP+ staff
4. LEED Exam registration instructions
5. The LEED study guide and relevant materials to review
The combination of all these aforementioned course components form a strong preparation level which has led to a 100% pass rate.
2. How can I register for LeadingGreen’s courses?
There are 2 ways to register for the courses.
Firstly, please go to http://leadinggreen.com/leed-training/ and select your city
1. If you would like to register through paypal: Click ‘add to cart’ for the course and then press checkout to pay through paypal.
2. Alternatively, if you do not want to pay through paypal you can register for the course by scrolling down and filling out the ‘REGISTRATION WITHOUT PAYPAL’ form near the bottom of the page. This will RSVP your attendance and you will pay in cash or cheque on the day of the course.
The actual GA exam, it is written at a prometric center whenever you choose to schedule the exam. Once you feel prepared, you just have to book a test date and go to a center (EX. At Sheppard and the 404 http://goo.gl/maps/w80ji) and they give you the exam at your scheduled time (100 questions from a large question bank. You write the multiple choice exam on the Prometric Center’s computer and instantaneously get your results. The registration process will be explained in detailed steps on the day of the class.
4. How much does it cost to write the exam?
The actual cost of sitting and writing the exam is governed by the GBCI (www.gbci.org) and is $200 for professionals and $150 for students and CaGBC/USGBC members.
5. What does it mean to be a LEED Professional?
What is the difference between LEED Certification and LEED Accreditation?
LEED Certification refers to buildings which meet the stringent sustainable requirements of LEED. Buildings can with be certified as LEED Certified, LEED Silver, LEED Gold and LEED Platinum.
LEED Accreditation is reserved for people who wish to earn a LEED designation that signifies ones knowledge in LEED and the green building industry in general.
Essentially, LEED certification is for buildings and LEED Accreditation is for people.
6. What is the LEED Green Associate?
The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to certify your environmental and green building/technology knowledge. It is a great way to show clients that you are in tune with current best green practices. The LEED GA is a nice entry into industry because it is so broad, covering almost all aspects of what it means to be green. More specifically, LEED itself is a green building rating system and thus is great for Architects, Engineers, Urban Planners and any other line of work that directly focuses on buildings. However, it is also very helpful in companies that wish to show their environmental commitment by having LEED certified people on board.
I have set up the course to ensure that no prior knowledge is required. I teach the course from the ground up covering all topics that one must know to succeed on their exam. Also, all materials need to pass the exam comes with the course and are exchanged upon registration of the class
There is no work experience required to write the LEED GA exam, however; one is required to take a green training course such as the one we provide.
For the LEED AP exam, you are testing on items which you could only learn from actually working on a project as well as the official reference guide.
since July 2014 you no longer need documented project experience on a LEED registered project. However, there are some questions the reflect experienced based knowledge which project experience can help. As a result as part of my LEED AP+ courses, I continue to give you project experience by giving you access to one of my projects which we go over in detail during the class, making those experienced based questions very easy. The LEED Green Associate is also a prerequisite for the LEED AP exam.
The sooner you get the AP+ out of the way the better as It only gets harder with each new version.
9.Does the LEED Green Associate or Accredited Professional Expire or require Credential Maintenance?
LEED Green Associates must complete 15 continuing education (CE) hours or retest biennially. CMP must be completed prior to 2 years after you pass the LEED GA. For more information on credential maintenance, see the CMP Guide.
LEED Accredited Professionals require 30 hours of CE. Both designations require a $50 year to be paid every 2 years.