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Preparing for your LEED Green Associate Exam
The LEED Green Associate Exam is an introductory-level exam for individuals who wish to demonstrate a general knowledge of LEED and green building practices, or continue on to more advanced LEED credentials, such as LEED AP with specialty.
Thinking about adding the LEED Green Associate designation to your pedigree this fall. There are a multiple options available to best suit your calendar and your personal learning preference - two days, two months or at your own pace.
Two-day Green Associate Study Course
The two-day LEED Green Associate study course provides the foundational knowledge for the LEED Green Associate exam. This course is an important element of an individual’s study plan, providing opportunities to gain and test new knowledge through lectures, small and large group activities, and practice test questions.
Note: This workshop, like any CaGBC education program, meets eligibility requirements for the Green Associate exam.
Registration is now open for this two day
course in Calgary - September 14 & 15 and in Edmonton -
Higher Education - LEED Green Building Strategies and Exam Preparation
This higher-education course is an intensive 36-hour program that provides a comprehensive overview of techniques, approaches, materials and technologies used in creating green buildings and communities. It describes the LEED rating systems and highlights how various strategies can be used to meet LEED requirements. The course provides an excellent preparation for writing the LEED Green Associate exam, as well as meeting the eligibility requirements for that exam.
The course is designed to be interactive and engaging, incorporating multimedia, field trips, guest speakers, and case studies in addition to assignments. In Alberta this course is offered at the following institutions:
Additional reference and exam prep material including practice exams and flashcards are available at the CaGBC online store.
Fall Workshops -
Registration Open Now!
Registration is now open for the fall workshops in Alberta and online. Register early to take full advantage of your CaGBC or Alberta Chapter membership and the early bird pricing - available until two weeks before the workshop - and get that important credential maintenance for your LEED Green Associate and LEED AP+.
Green Build 2011 - Early bird deadline August 15
Registration is now open for the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The U.S. Green Building Council is partnering with the Canada Green Building Council, to host the 10th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 4-7, 2011.
Greenbuild is the green building industry's must-experience event. It's where we go to learn about what's new in green building practices through extensive educational sessions; exhibit-hall technologies and innovations; and of course, where we go to do business.
Most sessions at Greenbuild will be approved for continuing education credits for LEED and other professional credentials.
Visit the Greenbuild Expo website.
CaGBC members will receive discounted pricing (USGBC member rate) during the early-bird registration period. When you login to the web page, use the promo code cagbc-gb11. This special pricing will expire at the early bird deadline. Join now and save!
CaGBC Member pricing (full conference):
$600 early registration, $700 after August 15
Register for Greenbuild today. You’ll be glad you did. Click here.
Don't miss your
deadline - October 27 is almost here!
Thinking about upgrading your existing LEED AP to the new LEED AP with Specialty designation? Now is the time to do it.
As of August 1, the one-time upgrade process will be counting down to October 27. For example, if you wrote the CaGBC LEED AP exam, you will have until October 27th. If you wrote the US exam before 2004, your date could be as early as August 1st.
How do I Upgrade?
There are two (2) choices: (1) write and pass a specialty exam; or (2) enrol in the prescriptive Credential Maintenance Program (CMP). Option 2 requires earning 30 prescriptive Continuing Education (CE) hours in Years I & II, and following the CMP thereafter.
CaGBC Education – We’re Here for You!
Click on the following links to download resources related to the webinar “LEED Credentials: What Existing LEED APs Need to Know:”
In addition to our popular one- and two-day workshops, we are developing and launching new online courses. CE credits are clearly indicated to help you make the best choices for your ongoing professional development.
For more info, visit the LEED Credentialing page on the CaGBC website.
Building Advisor Program
The Sustainable Building Advisor Program is a 9 month (meeting 2 days per month) certification course that teaches building industry professionals how to apply the fundamental principles of sustainability to the built environment. The Program is lead by expert academic and industry professionals with site visits to exemplary projects to reinforce key learnings. Approved for GBCI Credential Maintenance and AAA Core Learning Units.
For more information and to register visit Buffalo Jump Environmental.
Solar Energy Society - Classes
Energy - The Path to Energy Independence
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