LEED Credentials

Showcase your knowledge, experience and credibility in Canada's green building industry

A LEED professional credential signifies that you're a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement.

With new jobs specifying the need for green building expertise, the LEED professional credential shows a clear commitment to your professional growth, while underscoring your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused organizations.

How does it work?

LEED credentialing uses a tiered system.

LEED® Green Associate

Whether you are an individual who is new to green building or an experienced professional who is expanding your knowledge

LEED® AP with Specialty

There are five different LEED AP specialties, and you must earn your LEED Green Associate prior to attempting this credential. Each specialty arms you with advanced knowledge in green building and helps you stand out as an expert in a particular LEED rating system.

LEED® Fellow

The LEED Fellow recognizes outstanding LEED APs who are changing the way we all build green. If you think you are qualified to be nominated as a LEED Fellow.


Taking the exam

The professional credential exams measure your understanding of green building design, construction and operations. The LEED AP exams also assess your understanding of the LEED rating system and your ability to facilitate the certification process.

Please note that only employees of CaGBC corporate members (Specialist, Advocate and Catalyst) are eligible for exam discounts.

  LEED Green Associate LEED AP
Fees $200 ($250 for non-members) Full exam: $400 ($550 for non-members)
Specialty only: $250 ($350 for non-members)
Eligibility Requirements None Experience working on a LEED-registered project is strongly recommended.
Timing Format 100 multiple-choice questions per section
Language Exams are available in the following languages, with translation aids: Chinese, Spanish, Portugese, Arabic and French.
Scoring A passing score is 170 or higher on a scale of 125 to 200

Looking for materials and study courses to earn your Professional Credential? The CaGBC is here to help.


In accordance with updated information and advice from public health authorities, Prometric has further extended the closure of their North American test centres through May 31st. More information is available on their website here.

Online exams can now be scheduled for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP credential exams – learn more here. Note that if you have already scheduled your exam at a Prometric test centre, you must cancel your original appointment by visiting prometric.com/gbci.


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Read our FAQ about LEED Credentials.