What Are Some Effective Ways to Prepare for the LEED Green Associate Exam?


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The U.S. Green Building Council provides test information, resource links, study guides and practice tests to help prepare for the LEED Green Associate Exam. Exam candidates can access third-party education materials developed for the exam by Everblue, the Green Building Research Institute, American Technical Publishers and Green Building Education Services.

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The U.S. Green Building Council website allows users to download the candidate handbook for exam policies and procedures.

The USGBC website lists all the reference materials used in developing the LEED Green Associate Exam. References include the "Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide" and the "Guide to LEED Certification: Commercial." Candidates for the exam can purchase these materials through the USGBC web site.

The USGBC website also lists preparation materials for purchase developed by the organization's education partners. Green Building Education Services provides a 100-question practice test. American Technical Publishers offers a study bundle including the "LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide, LEED v4 Edition" and "LEED Core Concepts Guide."

Everblue's course includes coursework, practice tests and an e-book of review material. Test candidates can access Everblue's materials online. Students can also earn AIA LU/HSW credit by taking the accompanying quiz.

The Green Building Research Institute offers live and on-demand online preparation courses. In addition to coursework and practice exams, the course includes flash cards, reference materials and audio files.

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