LEED Green Associate

LEED Green Associate

Course Details

LEED Green Associate

CleanEdison's LEED Green Associate course aligns with the professional standards set forth by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This course will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and accreditation needed to begin their path into the green building industry.

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    • LEED Accreditation is important for anyone involved in the building industry, especially in building projects looking to attain LEED Certification.
    • Federal, state and municipal ordinances continue to set LEED as the standard for all new construction of public buildings.
    • Both building professionals and non-technical professionals will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the LEED Credit Rating System, LEED standards and the LEED design system generally.
    • The course can be taken either in-person or online

    There are no prerequisites. Our LEED Green Associate course is ideal for:

    • Contractors
    • Construction managers
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Builders
    • Facility owners
    • Lawyers
    • Anyone interested in green buildings.

    CleanEdison offers both online and live LEED Green Associate exam prep classes to teach students about the sustainable green building industry and everything they need to know about the requirements and benefits of LEED buildings.

    Course Objectives:

    • Introduce U.S Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • Introduce Green Building Certification Institute (BGBCI)
    • Describe Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
    • Define scope of the various LEED rating systems
    • Detail crucial green building concepts and implementation
    • Enable success on LEED Green Associate exam on the first try

    Agenda

     Course Outline:

    • Section 1: Green Associate Exam Overview
    • Section 2: Green Building Basics; LEED and the LEED Process
    • Section 3: Sustainable Sites
    • Section 4: Water Efficiency
    • Section 5: Energy and Atmosphere
    • Section 6: Materials and Resources
    • Section 7: Indoor Environmental Quality 
    • Section 8: Innovation and Design Process; Innovation In Operations
    • Section 9: Regional Priority Credits
    • Section 10: Smart Location and Linkages
    • Section 11: Awareness and Education
    • Section 12: Synergies

    • Online course with 8 hours of self-paced material

                                     -OR-

    • 2-day live course with classroom instruction

                          -Both Options Include-

    • 400 multiple choice practice exam questions
    • Full Access to CleanEdison's LEED Green Associate Iphone/Ipad App ($20 Value)
    • CleanEdison Pass Guarantee: if you do not pass the certification exam on your first try, you may re-take the course at no additional cost

    CleanEdison's LEED Green Associate course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized LEED Green Associate accreditation.

    Here are the steps to becoming eligible for, and successfully passing, the LEED Green Associate exam:

    Step 1: Training

    • Take a LEED Green Associate course with CleanEdison in your area or online

    Step 2: Applying for your exam

    • Visit GBCI website to apply for your exam at gbci.org
    • Follow the instructions on the GBCI website to complete the application and instructions for scheduling your exams. After you receive the e-mail, log on to your prometric.com/gbci  and enter your Eligibility ID number to schedule your eam date and location

    Step 3: Exam Scheduling

    • Go to prometric.com/gbci to schedule an exam appointment

    Step 4: Exam Format

    • The LEED GA exam is comprised of 100 randomly delivered multiple choice questions and must be completed in 2 hours
    • The exam is computer-based

    Step 5: Exam Results

    • All LEED Professional exams are scored between 125 and 200
    • A score of 170 or higher is required to pass
    • Your exam score will be displayed on screen at the end of the exam and you receive a printed report of your results from test center staff

    Step 6: Passing the Exam

    • As soon as you have passed the exam, you can use the title "LEED Green Associate"

    Step 7: Certificates

    • Once your exam results have been processed, you can request your certificate in My Credentials in the GBCI website
    • Certificates are available in two forms: PDF soft copy (available for download at any time for free)
    • Hardcopy (one free per reporting period, additional copies cost $25 each)

    Step 8: Credential Maintenance Program

    • LEED GA must complete 15 continuing education (CE) hours or retest biennially. For more LEED courses seek CleanEdison

    Live Course: $545

    Early Bird Discount: $495 when you book 30 days or more in advance!

    Online Anytime: $195

    One-on-One Tutoring: $100 per hour - Sessions scheduled with trainer after purchase

    400 Practice Exams: $50

    CleanEdison Course Policy

    What is the Difference Between LEED Certification and LEED Accreditation?

    Buildings earn LEED Certification. Individuals who pass one of the LEED credentialing exams become LEED Accredited.

    Why Get Your LEED Accreditation?

    There are several career paths to which LEED knowledge can be applied. Typically, someone already in the construction industry (such as an architect, contractor, or interior designer) will use LEED to enhance their knowledge of sustainable methods and technologies, and offer their customers more services. For those new to the industry, becoming a LEED Green Associate will allow you to work on projects seeking LEED Certification, which is a prerequisite to the more advanced, specialty LEED Accreditations.

    When and Where to I Take the Exam?

    LEED exams are scheduled by appointment at Prometric Testing Centers and are computer-based tests. That means you can schedule an exam at a local testing center (there are over 400 nationwide and at least one in every major city) for a time that is convenient to you. Testing centers are typically open six days a week. Since all LEED exams are computer-based, you will find out your results of your exam instantly.

Course Locations Select a location for additional class details

October 11th, 2014

Name Location Start Date End Date Price
LEED Green Associate San Diego, CA October 11th, 2014   $545
LEED Green Associate Tutoring, AA July 22nd, 2014   $545

Course Reviews

  • 5.0  / 5.0
    March 4, 2014
    "I wanted to let you know that I passed the LEED Green Associate Exam. Thank you for all of your help. I found the flashcards (Brainscape) to be very helpful."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    December 5, 2013
    "Excelent!!!!!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 28, 2013
    "Thank goodness for CleanEdison's 1-day LEED GA class. I have a lot of experience in architecture and 1-day with CleanEdison was all I needed to get my Green Associate. Thanks C.E.!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    January 31, 2013
    "Nothing like those CleanEdison practice exams. Being able to take one in class and then go over it with a real LEED AP was the best way to set me up to succeed. Next step: LEED EBOM."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 10, 2013
    "My tutor from CleanEdison helped me to develop the study techniques necessary to understand the material inside and out, and, ultimately, to pass the LEED exam. I ended up with a 196 out of 200! Thank you!"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    October 3, 2013
    "The CleanEdison class was excellent. I scored 186 yesterday by focusing on the concepts you emphasized. I strongly doubt I would have passed without you."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 29, 2013
    "Just took the course last week out here on the west coast. I didn't take a course and failed my exam in June. Jumped back on board and took a class this time with CleanEdison and passed my LEED GA. "
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    October 4, 2013
    "I wanted to thank CleanEdison for all of their help both during class and afterwards answering all of my study questions. After much anxiety I passed with a 186 and even finished 45 minutes early. I'll see you again next month for my O&M Specialty exam!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    June 4, 2013
    "I want to thank CleanEdison for helping me organize my studying to where the various elements of the test started to make some sense. I passed with a 189 (room to spare)! I tried studying with the various references available online and books but did not get to where I felt comfortable. Couldn't have done it without you!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 6, 2013
    "I took the GA course with CleanEdison last week. Great instructor, great materials. Very confident in test preparation. Highly recommend course."
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    June 17, 2013
    "I recently took the LEED GA course with CleanEdison and can safely say that it is the reason that I passed my exam. Being out of school for a number of years, I found that the test-taking strategies the course provides you with are crucial to doing well on the exam."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 24, 2013
    "CleanEdison was invaluable! Both in bringing the material to life and filling the class days with years of real-world expertise. I passed the exam with a score of 192. As others on this site have affirmed, I simply could not have done so without their course!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 10, 2013
    "In my 15 years of taking various types of continuing education courses I have attended literally dozens of training sessions and CleanEdison's was by far the best. I just got a new job managing our training relationship and I will be sending our engineers to CleanEdison courses as my first action."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 20, 2013
    "CleanEdison is a very good training company, I passed the test right away"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 20, 2013
    "I was looking for new sources of work, this accreditation has been great for my business"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    July 20, 2013
    "This accreditation has opened new opportunities for me and I got it quickly thanks to CleanEdison"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    June 20, 2013
    "Awesome instructor, patient and expert on LEED"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    May 20, 2013
    "The course is innovative and the material met my expectations"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    April 20, 2013
    "Looking forward to keep expanding my LEED knowledge with CleanEdison, it has been very productive"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    March 20, 2013
    "Thanks to CleanEdison, I got new job offers"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    February 20, 2013
    "Now I feel more confident on my knowledge and with this certification, I will get more jobs"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    January 20, 2013
    "Thanks Cleanedison for a first class session, I highly recommend it"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    December 19, 2012
    "With this accreditation, I will get more customers"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    November 19, 2012
    "It was a great experience, I am ready for the test now"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    October 19, 2012
    "I really like the online course, it helped me to get prepared for the exam"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    September 19, 2013
    "I am glad the group was small and we interacted a lot"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    August 19, 2013
    "Our instructor was very knowledgeable and provided good tips"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    July 19, 2013
    "This class helped me to understand better this industry"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    June 19, 2013
    "As a facility manager, you need to learn about LEED, I am satisfied with this course"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 19, 2013
    "The structure of the course is well organized, very professional"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 19, 2013
    "This ia good option to diversify your expertise as builder"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    March 19, 2013
    "The preparation for the accreditation was very good, I recommend it"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    February 19, 2013
    "This course was very well presented, the way concepts were presented was easy to grasp"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    January 19, 2013
    "Happy I came to CleanEdison to upgrade my offer as an architect"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    December 18, 2012
    "I look forward the upcoming courses on LEED, CleanEdison can make you an expert on this field"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    November 18, 2012
    "This accreditation will open more job opportunities"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 18, 2012
    "This course is great for engineers trying to offer additional know how to their clients"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 18, 2012
    "This accreditation will help me grow my business, thanks CleanEdison"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 18, 2013
    "This will be a very useful accreditation, I am glad I came to CleanEdison"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    July 18, 2013
    "This was a great opportunity, thanks for helping me find a way to finance the course"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    June 18, 2013
    "Great option to get ready for the accreditation, I recommend it"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    May 18, 2013
    "Thanks CleanEdison, with this accreditation I am able to apply to more jobs"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 18, 2013
    "This class is really helpful, we all passed the exam on the first try"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    March 1, 2013
    "This was an excellent class, I highly recommend it to ensure you accreditation"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    February 18, 2013
    "Steve is an excellent instructor, I am glad he taught us"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    January 18, 2013
    "This course ensures you can pass the accreditation"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    December 14, 2012
    "I really liked the online course, it was easy to grasp"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    November 17, 2012
    "The instructor was an expert, I feel prepared for the accreditation"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 17, 2012
    "So glad I completed this accreditation, got two jobs offers afterwards"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 17, 2012
    "Frank the instructor was really helpful, I feel ready and confident for my upcoming test"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 17, 2013
    "Excellent experience, the course was well organized and the book was clear and complete"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    July 17, 2013
    "There is a lot of work in this field, I am glad I got accredited with CleanEdison help"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    June 17, 2013
    "At CleanEdison everybody is helpful and my tutoring session was worthy"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 17, 2013
    "This course has helped me get the accreditation"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    April 17, 2013
    "I got new job offers immediately after passing the test, thanks CleanEdison"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    March 17, 2013
    "This was a positive experience, it opened many opportunities for me"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    February 17, 2013
    "This course was very good, I passed the test "
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    January 17, 2013
    "Very glad with the instructor, very knowledgeable and detail oriented"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    December 16, 2012
    "It was a satisfactory experience in the classroom, I am ready for the test"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    November 16, 2012
    "This course will open a new field for me"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    October 16, 2012
    "I have taken other online courses, this one is excellent"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 16, 2013
    "Very satisfied after this CleanEdison course, I upped my credentials"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 16, 2013
    "This course has given my business a new edge"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    July 16, 2013
    "I am satisfied with this course, I passed the LEED exam on the first try!"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    September 3, 2013
    "The class was professionally run and good for me"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    July 30, 2013
    "Taking the LEED GA exam will 'LEED' you to the right path."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    June 2, 2013
    "I appreciate my learning experience with CleanEdison, I have a better grasp for this progressive industry and I'm able to apply these skills towards my new job."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 15, 2013
    "These classes are a great convience, learn so much and save on money!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    March 21, 2013
    "Great experience w class - materials were great as well."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    December 7, 2012
    "I wanted to send you a note letting you know what a great job you guys did on the LEED curriculum. It is very well organized and the presenter is very knowledgeable. Thanks for helping us out with this matter and could you please let me know what the cost would be to have it available for a full year."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 19, 2012
    "A lot of material covered during the all-day training session. The post review of material content and study questions requires many hours of time spent at home reviewing to feel confident to take and pass the exam."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 26, 2011
    "Passed LEED!. Took the course a couple months ago and just got around to my exam and passed my LEED Green Associate Exam! The practice exams and books are very helpful for studying after taking the course. I haven't taken the Geothermal, but if the LEED class is any indication, the materials and lecture provided should help you pass the geothermal test."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    January 28, 2012
    "My instructor was well-prepared, always came on time, and seemed to really care about his students passing the exam. It was very helpful to learn from somebody that has practical experience and relates his examples to real life-situations."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    February 28, 2012
    "Had an overall great experience with my recent Dallas LEED GA course. The teacher was great and I was well-prepared for my exam which i easily passed. Two thumbs up."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    July 30, 2012
    "I would like to express my gratitude for all your help regarding the LEED prep and BPI certification. I have taken the prep courses for the LEED GA and AP exams, completed the LEED online project experience and this past week completed the BPI Building Analyst course. I passed the two written tests with an 87 and 90 as well as the field exam. I appreciate you helping me add these credentials to my resume and thank you for your efforts in navigating the application process."
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