No more eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam

January 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Certification, General | Leave a comment
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There are no eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam, according to the most recent version of USGBC Candidate Handbook, which was updated in November 2012.

Eligibility: Old Requirements

Previously, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) called for professionals to meet certain conditions of eligibility for examination by performing one of the following requirements:

1) must be or have been engaged in a “sustainable industry” OR

2) must be or have been involved in a LEED certified project in the past three years

3) must show involvement in an education program on green building principles

New requirements:

Now Candidate Handbook says: “There eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam, however, GBCI recommended candidates have exposure to LEED and green building concepts through training, volunteering or work experience before exam . All applicants must agree to the Disciplinary and Exam policy and requirements for maintaining accreditation must submit an audit, and have more than 18 years. ”

Therefore, eligibility is now recommended, not required, no longer need to be evidenced by a letter of approval, certificate of completion or transcript. This will facilitate the inclusion of several students and professionals Green Associate exam.

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