How to become a LEED

The professional credential exams measure your understanding of green building design, construction and operations. The LEED exams also assess your understanding of the LEED rating system and your ability to facilitate the certification process.

Fees $200 for USGBC members ($250 for non-members) Full exam: $400 for USGBC members ($550 for USGBC non-members)
Specialty only: $250 for USGBC members ($350 for USGBC non-members)
Eligibility Requirements None Experience working on a LEED-registered project is strongly recommended (not obligatory).
Timing Format 100 multiple-choice questions per section
Language Translation aids are available in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and French.Learn more.
Scoring A passing score is 170 or higher on a scale of 125 to 200.
Rescheduling Permitted up to 3 days prior to exam. Some fees may apply.


Useful links:

LEED Green Associate Book:

LEED AP BD+C Reference Book:

Exam Registration: