LEED AP® stands for LEED Accredited Professional and is an accreditation that demonstrates an individual understands the complicated LEED green building principles and concepts. By becoming a LEED AP, you are capable of managing a LEED project and will also be able to get any LEED-registered project an automatic "bonus point" by simply being a part of the LEED project team. To become a LEED AP, you must choose to specialize in a specific LEED rating system. Click the LEED AP credentials below to learn more!
LEED for Building Design and Construction covers New Construction, Core & Shell, and Schools under LEED v4. The focus is on institutional, commercial, & large-scale residential projects with modifications that dealt with shortcomings
from previous versions. Developed by U.S Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the universally accepted green building rating system and covers all elements of building construction including: project site, water consumption,
energy, materials, air quality, and design innovation.
LEED ID+C Certification LEED for Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) covers Commercial Interiors under LEED v4. The LEED ID+C rating system is applicable for the design and construction of commercial spaces and tenant improvements, and is focused on providing high-performance, environmentally responsible, and productive places to work. Developed by U.S. Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the universally accepted green building rating system and it covers all elements of the design & construction process.
LEED Green Building Operations + Maintenance considers buildings over their entire life-cycle and provides a means of maintaining existing buildings that already have sustainable features in place to ensure the continued reduction of environmental impacts. Developed by the U.S Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the universally accepted green building system and covers all elements of building construction including: site, water, energy, materials, air quality, & design innovation.
Specifically designed for green building professionals who specialize in high-performance homes, this is the best way to show the world that you are truly qualified to create green housing. Given the current state of the housing economy, one thing is for sure - a green home sells! Developed by the U.S Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the universally accepted green building system and covers all elements of building construction including: site, water, energy, materials, air quality, & design innovation.
Made for green building professionals who specialize in planning and large scale projects, this is the best way to demonstrate your dedication to creating green planning solutions. LEED for Neighborhood Development deals with neighborhoods / communities that are sustainable in their design & development. Developed by the U.S Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the universally accepted green building system and covers all elements of building.
More About LEED Green Buildings & LEED AP Certification
LEED may be applicable to individuals and/or buildings. An important distinguishing factor to consider is that LEED Accreditation is for individuals while LEED Certification is for buildings.
LEED Accreditation is broken down into 3 separate categories or tiers and is achieved by taking and passing the different LEED exams. Everyone has to first start with LEED Green Associate and from there move on to become a LEED AP with a certain Specialty. The current pass rate for the LEED exams is 34% making a prep course the best option to ensure success when pursuing your accreditation.
LEED Certification is awarded to green building projects that incorporate a significant amount of LEED sustainability strategies. There is essentially a laundry list of concepts an items that a project can do that would benefit the environment. Once a project team decides that they want to attempt LEED certification for their LEED-registered project, they then need to follow numerous requirements to maintain that their project qualifies as a green building through the LEED certification process. There are 4 levels of LEED certification: LEED Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Recent LEED AP Course Reviews
By Jessica W. - Attended class on October 15, 2015
The instructor was great and very knowledgeable. He went into great depth and got back to us with answers he did not have on hand. The only criticism I have of this course is that it was too short. There is way too much material here to understand in 9 hours. Our instructor went over time both sessions to try and fully explain the LEED V4 concepts, we did not have many breaks and it was an exhausting 2 days. That being said, I am very grateful our instructor took the extra time with us. It was very valuable and much needed.
By Kathryn H. - Attended class on October 15, 2015
4 Star for slides, they were good but needed a little editing and finetuning for content and errors
5 Stars for course length, shorter wouldn't have covered enough and longer would have been too much
4 Stars for included material
5 Stars for followup to questions during course
Additional note I would purchase an APP for LEED v4 that had flash cards and sample exam questions!
By Kathy Y. - Attended class on October 15, 2015
There was a lot of material but the instructor navigated very well.
By Rachael F. - Attended class on October 15, 2015
My instructor knew the subject matter but not the course material. It was his first time, and he was reading the slides. Also, he went overtime significantly both days, so I feel that the course could be split into 3 days instead of 2, and it would be a lot easier to focus. I think the slides were good, but because the materials with the percentages and formulas are sooooo dense, I think breaking the course into 3 days would have improved retention significantly.
By Corey G. - Attended class on January 12, 2015
I thought the course was well laid out...going over exactly what we need to focus on for the exam. One issue that I personally had was there were slides added in that were not in the book that was shipped out. Not a big deal because the software that was used for the webinar allowed for screen shots to occur. The instructor was very personable and covered the material nicely. I have not taken the exam yet, but I am confident that the prep class has prepared me well. Thanks
By Wojciech G. - Attended class on November 3, 2014
The instructor was competent and presented the course well. I'd recommend her. However, to improve the course, I suggest that short videos be used as well as examples to illustrate the material being taught.
By Jeanine B. - Attended class on November 3, 2014
Overall it was sufficient for a review of the material.
By Jayne H. - Attended class on November 3, 2014
It was ok but because the material is still pretty new there was no direction really on what to focus our attention on which is why we took the course in the first place. I'm not sure I'm any better off in preparing for this exam.
By Lester F. - Attended class on July 9, 2014
Megan was excellent! Very knowledgeable and personable to boot!
By Catherine B. - Attended class on April 25, 2014
Jean was very helpful and know the subject matter well.
By Kess-Ann G. - Attended class on April 25, 2014
The class provided relevant and valuable information needed to prepare for the LEED AP BDC exam. However, it should have been split over the course of two or three days.
By Brian H. - Attended class on April 25, 2014
The instructor was informative and knowledgeable. The material was presented well and made interesting with practical insight. Very well done overall.
By Kelly M. - Attended class on April 25, 2014
I really enjoyed her class. It was thorough and focused enough to assist me with my study plan for my upcoming exam.
By Johnson P. - Attended class on April 25, 2014
By Adil S. - Attended class on April 25, 2014
Jean was clear and thorough. She was engaging and made the world of LEED understandable.
By Tanzee S. - Attended class on April 25, 2014
Jean was a wonderful instrcutor, she was friendly, knowledgeable and have excellent calassroom management.
By Dave B. - Attended class on February 12, 2014
Lisa was a great trainer. The exam prep was very helpful and she presented it in a way that made sense.
By Eric B. - Attended class on February 12, 2014
it almost seemed like a little too much info for one 8 hour class?
By Lisa D. - Attended class on February 12, 2014
Excellent training, highly recommended!
By Todd S. - Attended class on February 12, 2014
Lisa did an excellent job of presenting the material needed to achieve good results for the LEED AP BDC test. She demonstrated good knowledge of the subject while holding the attention of students with some humor thrown in at appropriate places.
By Janet B. - Attended class on October 10, 2013
She covered the material very thoroughly and in a manner that made difficult subjects easier to understand. She also answered all our questions and offered helpful tips on the exam.
By Allison A. - Attended class on August 30, 2013
My Green Education Services trainer did a great job of keeping the class engaged and pointed out key terms and important ideas. I feel like I have the tools to get started now.
By Dan B. - Attended class on August 30, 2013
Instructor was very knowledgeable as to the subject and I feel well prepared for my upcoming examinations.
By Sandy C. - Attended class on August 30, 2013
The class was conducted extermley well, and Marie knows her Course topic well.
By Gavin M. - Attended class on August 30, 2013
Marie did a great job and had a valuable knowledge of the material presented. I'm glad I was able to take this class. It will prove well for studying for LEED AP BDC.
By Matt M. - Attended class on August 30, 2013
Well prepared kept it entertaining
By Ksenia P. - Attended class on August 30, 2013
Great class and great instructor!
By Tamara Y. - Attended class on August 30, 2013
Marie Marberg is a great instructor in this format of exam prep. The course material is organized very logically and in an easytostudy format.
By John H. - Attended class on June 20, 2013
The instructor made the webinar interesting, and the time went by rather quickly for a 4 hour session. Since many students including myself are from Canada, a little knoledge of our laws would be helpfull.
By Joshua G. - Attended class on June 20, 2013
Alexis was great. She took the time to answer questions and engage the class while at the same time covering all of the material. The presentation and associated visuals were great and really helped me to grasp the concepts of LEED BDC. The hard copy handbook provided with the course also helped me to follow along and make notes.
By Pablo H. - Attended class on April 18, 2013
Great instructor, Kimberly explained everything well. I was able to understand the concepts.
By Scott D. - Attended class on April 18, 2013
Kimberly did a good job keeping everone envolved. The pace of the class was good but not too slow that you would loose interest.
By Laura H. - Attended class on April 18, 2013
Kimberly was very nice and made it clear that she is available to answer any questions that we may have even after the course has ended.
By Lindsey T. - Attended class on April 16, 2013
Kimberly was good. She's very helpful, and engaging and makes the class as conversational as you can get in a webinar. She answers whatever questions you have, and follows up if she doesn't have an immediate answer.
By Alan Z. - Attended class on April 12, 2013
Kimberly is very attentive to her students and was happy to answer questions and provide advice.
By Pablo H. - Attended class on April 11, 2013
Alexis was very knowledgeable in the subjects she covered which there was many. The class itself was well structured. I do recommend people to take these online webinars.
By Jarett C. - Attended class on April 8, 2013
Overall it was very good. Could have used more review question time.
By Mary Ann F. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
Kimberly Rodale was well prepared and sensitive to the needs of the class. Her presentation of the material was fast paced and thorough. I do think this could be a two day class.
By Patrick A. H. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
Alot of info to absorb in one day.
By Frank J. O. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
She was enjoyable not boring. A lot of interaction. She was very knowledgeable and knew the course material well.
By Michelle L. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
Kim was wonderful. She was knowledgeable and prepared. She also had a great demeanor and sense of humor. She also took the time to make sure that the class was engaged and that any questions were asked and answered. Super instructor. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
By J. P. M. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
The class moved swiftly, and there was a lot of good information.
By Peter J. M. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
The course was interesting, there was alot of material to discuss. Kimberly was a very professional.
By Joy D. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
Kimberly was knowledgable, but most of all very well suited to the needs and experience level of our group.
By Katherine E. - Attended class on March 15, 2013
Very good instructor and was very knowledgeable about the rating system.
By Amy D. - Attended class on March 5, 2013
This instructor moved through at a good pace, was clear and concise. Was also pleasant about answering questions.
By Helen Allison M. - Attended class on March 5, 2013
She was overall good. We lost audio a few times, that was kind of annoying, but she handled that well. She did sound kind of like a "valley girl" but I have a very southern accent so I'm not complaining!
By Shawn M. - Attended class on March 5, 2013
Alexis presented the material in a way that was easy to follow and gave good pointers on methods for memorization.
By Navi S. - Attended class on March 5, 2013
Alexis was a great instructor. Very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and conducted a very smooth and well paced delivery of material.
It was a pleasure to sit in on the 2 day webinar.
By Lisa A. - Attended class on February 25, 2013
Alexis was awesome! I really liked he teaching. I've never taken a webinar before and I must say if they were all like that with Alexis I would take classes left and right.