The LEED Green Associate

Your first step to building a successful green career


So you want to take your career in a greener direction. But how do you get there?

Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned pro, acquiring the internationally-recognized LEED Green Associate credential is the key first step in establishing yourself as a serious green building professional.

With new jobs specifying the need for expertise in LEED, earning a LEED professional credential increases your opportunities for employment, job stability and promotion, while underscoring your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused organizations.

Who can benefit from becoming a LEED Green Associate?

Widely-recognized, the LEED Green Associate credential is held by a variety of professionals, both in and outside of the green building industry, including:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Project and Facilities Managers
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Product Manufacturers and Representatives
  • Students
  • …and anyone interested in a career in the green building industry

You want to get there, but how do you prepare? CaGBC can help.

LEED Green Associates earn their credential by passing a two-hour, computer based exam comprised of 100 randomly delivered multiple-choice questions.

In order to help you prepare for this first big step, Canada’s official green building educator has worked hard to provide you with a wide variety of learning options. Each of these options is developed and delivered by highly knowledgeable industry professionals experienced with LEED, in order to give you the information you need to successfully pass the LEED Green Associate exam.