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LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course

February 10 @ 9:00 am - February 11 @ 12:30 pm

$100 – $250

Registration open until February 7, 2022.

Green Building Alliance has modified our popular in-person LEED Green Associate Exam prep course into a virtual offering. This workshop teaches participants the core concepts within the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification program and helps participants effectively navigate both requirements and practical context relating to the LEED BD+C rating system. Through this course, participants will build a strong foundation towards successfully passing the LEED v4 Green Associate exam.

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has created the LEED Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge and understanding of green design, construction, and operations. The LEED Green Associate examination is designed to test general knowledge of green building practices and how to support other professionals working on LEED projects. The Green Associate credential also serves as the first step for professionals pursuing a LEED AP Specialization.

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Value for the Attendee:

  • The LEED Green Associate is designed to be of interest and value for all personnel – accountants to planners and contractors to facility managers – who have responsibilities for the success of any green building project.
  • Credentialed staff will feel empowered to oversee and manage consultants who are hired to guide the LEED certification process.

If you are trying to determine if this course is right for you, feel free to reach out to us with your questions, and we can help you determine the best fit for your needs.

Format and Schedule:

This course is typically hosted in-person throughout an entire day. During these times of social distancing, we have re-formatted the course to be offered virtually. Because there is so much content to cover, we have split the course into two half-day sessions. The course is divided into LEED credit categories, which address different impact areas of the built environment. The course includes lecture content but will also encourage student participation through either large group or break-out discussions.

Prior to Course:

Participants should explore the preliminary resources and watch the introductory video provided by the trainer.

Day 1: 9:00 – 12:30

  • Introductions and Zoom Housekeeping
  • Basic Questions about Preview Material
  • LEED Credit Categories:
  • Integrative Process
  • Location & Transportation
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Closing Questions and Reflections

Day 2: 9:00 – 12:30

  • Review from Day 1
  • LEED Credit Categories:
  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Materials & Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation & Regional Priority
  • Closing Questions and Reflections


To reduce the amount of virtual lecture time, your instructor will send preview materials in advance. This will ensure all students have a basic understanding of how the LEED rating system is designed as well as key terms and definitions.

It should also be noted that this course is designed to lay a successful foundation for your preparation for the exam. Additional self-guided studying is necessary and the instructor will provide study resources as well as suggestions for other successful study strategies.

To have time to review the preview materials in advance of the class, students must register by November 26.

Registered participants will receive Zoom meeting details in advance.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will build a foundation of knowledge and preparation toward passing the LEED Green Associate exam prep course.
  • Participants will understand the context and intents behind all credits in the LEED BD+C rating system.
  • Participants will gain an introductory understanding of systems thinking and integrative design, and their importance in the pursuit of healthy and high-performing buildings.
  • Participants will be able to identify synergies among multiple green building strategies.

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Scholarships, group pricing and requested private courses are also available. Please contact lesliem@gbapgh.org with any questions.

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February 10 @ 9:00 am
February 11 @ 12:30 pm
$100 – $250
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Leslie Montgomery