If you are involved with the building industry, there’s no question that becoming a LEED accredited professional will enhance your career. From construction and design, to operations and facility management, LEED pros are in demand.

Once a professional has earned a LEED Green Associate credential, they can further expand their green building knowledge by becoming a LEED Accredited Professional (AP).

LEED AP with Specialty

The USGBC currently offers five different AP specialties: LEED BD+C (Building Design and Construction), LEED O+M (Operations and Maintenance), LEED ID+C (Interior Design and Construction), LEED ND (Neighborhood Development), and LEED Homes. These AP specialties each correspond to a major LEED v4 Rating System.

While not required, previous experience working on a LEED project is highly recommend by the USGBC for professionals wanting to take the LEED specialty exams. The USGBC offers numerous resources including candidate handbooks which give an in-depth overview of each rating system.

The LEED Exam

Every LEED AP exam is computer-based and is two hours long. The exam is designed to allow you to flag questions you are unsure of, skip questions, or change an answer choice before you submit for a final score. If you earn a passing score of 170 or higher, congratulations, you have set yourself apart by becoming a LEED accredited professional!

Become the Next LEED AP!

First start with the LEED Green Associate, then ace the LEED AP specialty related to your career. LEED is the most widely-recognized sustainability program in the world.

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