LEED Accreditation

These blogs relate to the pursuit of a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with Specialty credential.

Is There a LEED Credential for My Industry?

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Wed, 2019-06-19 13:12
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The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are predominantly meant for the construction industry. However, construction encompasses a wide variety of occupations and sub-industries, from sustainable product sourcing, waste removal, marketing/sales, HVAC to the actual builders, architects, and engineers.  Read more: Is There a LEED Credential for My Industry? »

Getting Your LEED License

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Wed, 2019-04-03 10:53
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If you work in the construction or real estate industries, you've probably heard about LEED. Green buildings earn a designation called LEED Certification. People can also earn a designation showing their understanding of LEED building practices. But it's NOT called a LEED License.

There is no such thing as a "LEED License."

Many people confuse the terms license and certification, so let's get that out of the way right now.  Read more: Getting Your LEED License »

USGBC Directory: A Tool for Employers to Verify Your LEED Accreditation

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Thu, 2018-11-15 12:18
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When applying for jobs, candidates are often asked to submit supporting documentation to prove their academic degree, course completion, and/or other honors. Those who possess a professional credential in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) have two official resources for advertising their LEED professional status.  Read more: USGBC Directory: A Tool for Employers to Verify Your LEED Accreditation »

What's Covered on the LEED Exam

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Thu, 2018-11-15 14:38
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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. By the name and acronym alone, it might be unclear as to what kind of knowledge individuals are expected to have to pass the LEED exam, but hopefully we can shed some light on this below.

Before you can even start thinking about the LEED exam, you first have to ask, "Can LEED help my career? If so, how?"  Read more: What's Covered on the LEED Exam »

What It Means to be a LEED AP

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Tue, 2018-07-17 12:00
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One way to showcase your knowledge, experience, and credibility in the green building industry is to earn a LEED professional credential. To do so, you must demonstrate proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction, and operations standards by passing an industry-leading, internationally-recognized exam. More than 201,000 professionals have earned a LEED credential to help advance their careers.  Read more: What It Means to be a LEED AP »

100% LEED Exam Pass Rate from UAB Class

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Thu, 2018-03-29 09:52
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Everblue recently held a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course for the Facilities Management staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

We’re pleased to announce that all 22 participants passed their LEED Green Associate exams on the first try!  Read more: 100% LEED Exam Pass Rate from UAB Class »

LEED Green Associate Exam Dates & Locations

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:59
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If you’ve decided that you want to pursue a LEED professional credential, you will need to research and organize the following information:

  • Exam prep options
  • LEED exam locations
  • LEED test dates

If you’re still in the early stages of researching LEED, check out our What is LEED? section and then re-join us here.  Read more: LEED Green Associate Exam Dates & Locations »

LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP)

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Tue, 2019-09-10 08:16
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Congratulations! You passed your LEED exam and can now advertise your hard-earned LEED credentials on your resume and business cards.

Celebrate and enjoy this achievement…for now anyway!

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The Continued Growth of LEED Credentials

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Thu, 2018-11-15 14:42
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If you work in the construction industry – from design to sourcing to building to maintenance – you’ve probably heard about LEED.

But if you are new to LEED and would like a better understanding of what it is, take a moment to browse our What is LEED? overview series.  Read more: The Continued Growth of LEED Credentials »

The Best Time to Buy Your LEED Exam

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:37
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No, we’re not aware of any seasonal promotions for the LEED Exams, but we do have a few tips and tricks that will help you save money and/or make the most of your educational investment.

If you’re new to LEED and want to take a quick step back to understanding the LEED certification process, please visit our Getting Started With LEED series.

If you’ve researched LEED and know that one step in the process is to purchase your LEED exam from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), then keep reading!  Read more: The Best Time to Buy Your LEED Exam »