Study Groups and Accreditation

LEED Professional Credential Exams to feature v4 content and project experience assessment on June 30

The LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system this June.

  • The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 content will be June 15, 2014.
  • The first day to take the exams with the new LEED v4 content will be June 30, 2014.
  • No tests will be administered in between these dates.


For the first time, LEED project experience competency will be assessed within the LEED AP exam. Practitioner experience is critical to the LEED AP designation and, as such, proficiency will be tested objectively within the LEED AP exam itself. The requirement to submit proof of LEED project experience at the time of application is no longer required as of June 30. However, GBCI strongly urges candidates to gain meaningful project experience prior to taking the test, as project skills are critical to successful exam performance. Learn more about this change.

Read more of this article from USGBC National here.


Current DRC LEED Study Groups

The USGBC DRC regularly offers multi-week study sessions to prepare individuals for becoming LEED Accredited Professionals AP+ (with specialty) or LEED Green Associates.



Costs: $20.00/person registration fee; DRC chapter membership required: 1 year DRC membership: $70.00 or $50/individual | $35.00/emerging professionals | $25 student DRC membership               

Reference materials required on the first day!

LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook

Study Guides

We can schedule a private study group for your firm or company. For more information please contact Maria Kramer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..