Interested in the LEED Green Associate credential?

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LEED Green Associate

LEED Green Associate is a credential created and awarded by the GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.) and accredits professionals who have an up-to-date understanding of the principles of sustainable building and the practices of LEED Certification.

This accreditation is the first in the LEED sustainability career; After this, professionals can search for LEED Accredited Professional credentials with specialty:

  • LEED AP BD+C (Building Design + Construction)
  • LEED AP ID+C (Interior Design + Construction)
  • LEED AP O+M (Operations + Maintenance)
  • LEED AP ND (Neighborhood Development)

Who can get the LEED Green Associate credential?

Anyone can obtain this international recognition; No previous construction knowledge is required, nor a minimum age for obtaining it. Until November 2018, Mexico had a total of 363 professionals with this credential.

How do I get the LEED Green Associate credential?

It is necessary to pass a virtual accreditation exam where it is necessary to obtain a minimum of 170 points out of the 200 available .

This exam consists of 100 random questions with the following topics

  • LEED process – 16 questions
  • Integrative strategies – 8 questions
  • Location and Transportation – 7 questions
  • Sustainable Sites – 7 questions
  • Water Efficiency -9 questions
  • Energy and Atmosphere – 10 questions
  • Materials and Resources – 9 questions
  • Indoor Environmental Quality – 8 questions
  • Project environment and engagement with the public – 11 questions
  • 15 questions without punctuation.

2 hours are awarded in a single exhibition to take the accreditation exam. When you finish answering it, the candidate will be informed of his score on the final screen and the determination of his pass.


What is the cost and validity of this credential?

The LEED Green Associate credential is valid for 2 years from the exam approval date. Also, during that time, you must complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education through courses provided by the USGBC, participation in LEED projects, volunteering, or authoring articles.

During 2018, the regular cost was $ 250, while affiliated organizations and students get a preferential rate. Check the USGBC page for updated rates.


How to take the exam for LEED Green Associate?

  1. To start the process, you must create a free account on the USGBC web portal.
  2. Enter the “Credentials” option that is displayed in the “Account” menu
  3. Select the option LEED Green Associate and choose the language in which you want to carry out the test and continue with the payment management.
  4. To finish, the option to schedule an exam will appear and will redirect you to the page of Prometric, the official body in charge of applying the test.
  5. Select the date and time of your preference.
  6. When it’s time for the test, present an official credential.
  7. Take the test.

Important: An exam can be confirmed, canceled, or rescheduled on the Prometric website. If canceled or rescheduled a minimum of 30 days before the exam, there is no charge. On the other hand, if you reschedule or cancel an exam in less than 30 days from the scheduled date, a fee of $ 50 will be charged. Lastly, you cannot reschedule an exam that will be taken less than 2 days in advance.

LEED Green Associate Course v4 Bioconstruction and Alternative Energy

The course taught by Bioconstruction and Alternative Energy seeks that the participants manage to identify the characteristics of a LEED project as well as the high impact and low cost strategies in a sustainable project.

Specific objectives
1. Analyze the structure of the rating system and the LEED certification process.
2. Identify synergies between different credits and strategies.
3. Evaluate the stakeholders of the certification process.
4. Test the use of LEED Online tools.
5. Identify the best practices applied in the Certified Projects.

General agenda:
1. Introduction to Sustainable Building
2. USGBC and the LEED process
3. Registration and Certification Process
4. LEED Accreditations
5. LEED categories
6. LEED categories (continued)
7. Synergies and credit conflicts
8. Special Programs and Guides
9. Review and recap process
10. Proof Exam
11. Close

Download the 2020 agenda with the details of the LEED Green Associate Monterrey and LEED Green Associate Mexico City course

Important: The diploma provided in the course is imparted by BEA and the quiz shown in this page does not replace this credential.


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