USGBC now offers three exam tracks toward earning the LEED AP credential:
- LEED for New Construction, version 2.2 provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction of new high-performance commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings.
- LEED for Commercial Interiors, version 2.0 provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction of high-performance commercial spaces and tenant improvements.
- LEED for Existing Buildings, version 2.0 provides a standard for professionals participating in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings.
In addition to the new exams, USGBC has implemented a secure online registration system so that individuals can schedule exam sessions via USGBC.org. To learn more about the new exam tracks and to schedule an exam, visit the LEED AP link on USGBC's homepage.
The certification process is facilitated by LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) who help building, project and property owners achieve their performance goals. LEED Professional Accreditation establishes a critical link between LEED standards and the professional practice to the building industry for distinguishing knowledge of LEED requirements, resources, standards, processes and understanding of green building practices and principals. More than 35,000 individuals have achieved the credential since the program was launched in 2001.