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Monday, 1 October 2007

LEED 201 the LEED Accredited Professional (LAP) Program

LEED Professional Accreditation provides verification of individual expertise in the principles of green building design, construction, and operation.

The credential helps building professionals establish credibility in the marketplace. In addition, LEED Accredited Professionals help building owners achieve performance goals and facilitate the LEED Certification process.

LEED APs are a critical link between LEED standards and professional practice.

There are no prerequisites for taking the LEED Professional Accreditation exam, however, the following are recommended:


  • Building industry knowledge and tenure in green building
  • Familiarity with the documentation process for LEED certified projects
  • Knowledge of LEED credit intents, requirements, submittals, technologies, and strategies within your discipline
  • Practical experience working with multiple design disciplines
  • Understanding of life cycle costs and benefits of LEED
  • Familiarity with LEED resources and processes

The LEED Professional Accreditation program offers three exam tracks toward achieving the LEED AP credential. Passing any one exam track will earn the LEED AP designation.

Download the LEED AP Candidate Handbook for complete information on the accreditation process.

LEED for New Construction Exam Track

  • The LEED for new Construction exam track tests the candidate's knowledge of the LEED for New Commercial Construction and Major Renovations Rating System v2.2 and its application in practice.
  • The LEED for New Construction exam track provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high performance, healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings.

Study Materials

Useful LEED Links, ( and see the margins of this blog)

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