The LEED Green Associate will enhance your professional credentials, open doors to new job opportunities and help advance your career in the green building industry. The LEED Green Associate is a valuable certification for anyone interested in making a positive impact on the environment.
The LEED Green Associate exam measures general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects. The exam is ideal for those newer to sustainability and LEED. Access the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook.
- Prep: Review our study materials and access exam prep resources.
- Exam: The exam is two hours long and has 100 multiple-choice questions. You have the option to take the exam at a Prometric Testing Center or from home as a remote proctored online exam. Review exam details.
- Maintain: LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours within two years of passing their exam. Access CMP information.
Steps to become a LEED Green Associate
- Study for the exam
For LEED Green Associates, USGBC recommends one of the below bundles to help you prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam:
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Earn continuing education for credential maintenance
Advance your knowledge of green building and sustainability concepts and practices. All LEED professionals are required to maintain their credential by earning continuing education hours; LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours within 2 years of earning their credential. You can earn hours through these activities related to green building: education, project experience, authorship and volunteering.
Download the CMP Guide for additional information about LEED professional credential maintenance.
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+.