Distinguish your expertise and take your career to the next level
A LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. More than 203,000 professionals have earned a LEED credential to help advance their careers. Showcase your knowledge, experience and credibility in the green building marketplace as a LEED professional.
LEED Green Associate
A foundational professional credential signifying core competency in green building principles. Learn more.
LEED AP with specialty
An advanced professional credential signifying expertise in green building and a LEED rating system. Learn more.
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Pursue additional credentials
Become a Green Rater or Green Classroom Professional to further the mission of green homes and schools.
LEED Green Associate: A foundational credential for professionals
The LEED Green Associate exam measures general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects. Access the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook.
The exam is two hours long and has 100 multiple-choice questions. Learn more.
Those new to green building, plus product manufacturers, students, real estate professionals & contractors
LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours within two years of passing their exam. Read the CMP Guide.
Exam fee: $250 ($200 for USGBC members, $100 for students)
Preparing for the exam
LEED candidate handbooks
Education @USGBC offers online courses, practice tests & study plans:
Two-week, Green Associate exam study plan
Four-week, LEED AP BD+C exam study plan
Four-week, LEED AP O+M exam study plan
LEED Green Associate Core Concepts exam prep course
Register for an exam prep workshop by your local USGBC community. Find a workshop near you.
Earn continuing education
Advance your knowledge of green building and sustainability concepts and practices.
Learn in person
Attend events hosted by USGBC communities, previously known as chapters, which provide local leadership, networking, education, and volunteer opportunities for individuals. Browse all in-person events.
Earn continuing education hours by reading our member magazine and taking a quiz. Read USGBC+.