LEED Exam Pass Rates

Created:
Wed, 2009-09-23 22:33

I've read quite a bit lately about LEED exam pass rates and about the new LEED standards. The unofficial consensus seems to be that the USGBC intends to push the pass rates for the LEED exams down by making the exam harder and asking more detailed questions. The intent seems to be to maintain the integrity of the standard.

With the massive increases in people taking the exam and becoming LEED APs, the LEED accreditation risks getting watered down in the sense that if everyone has it then the standard is no longer something special or something to be valued. On the flip side, the mission of the USGBC is to spread the green building standards as far and wide as possible. In many ways, their challenge for both LEED-certified buildings and individuals will be to maintain the special nature of LEED, which makes it attractive as a distinguisher in the market place while also becoming more prevalent.

I digress; the real point of this post is to ask for feedback from readers about what they’ve heard while attending USGBC workshops about the current LEED exam pass rates and what the new LEED standards will bring?