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.
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 CaGBC members (Specialist, Advocate and associated Chapter members) are eligible for exam discounts, Individual Chapter members are not.
||LEED Green Associate
||$200 ($250 for non-members)
||Full exam: $400 ($550 for non-members)
Specialty only: $250 ($350 for non-members)
||Experience working on a LEED-registered project is strongly recommended.
||100 multiple-choice questions per section
||Exams are available in the following languages, with translation aids: Chinese, Spanish, Portugese, Arabic and French.
||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.