LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    15 hours/ 5 weeks

  • Registration Fee:



LEED helps buildings to focus on efficiency and leadership to deliver the triple bottom line returns of people, planet and profit. Today’s version of LEED, LEED v4.1, raises the bar on building standards to address energy efficiency, water conservation, site selection, material selection, day lighting and waste reduction.

This course will provide you with live instructional prep that is useful when attempting to pass the LEED Green Associate Exam. The course captures the critical points about green building and reflects the structure of the exam knowledge and task domains to organize foundational concepts in green building and LEED. These best-in-class green building education courses help you prepare for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams, and fulfill continuing education requirements for your credential maintenance program (CMP).

The two-hour LEED Green Associate exam is administered through Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), in conjunction with the USGBC. While there are no eligibility requirements to become a LEED Green Associate, it is recommended that candidates have exposure to LEED and green building concepts through educational courses, volunteering, or work experience prior to writing their exams.

Course Prerequisites


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Understand what the green building strategies are
  • Understand energy and water efficiency, materials and resources management, indoor environmental quality, and sustainable sites
  • Understand LEED Rating system in detail
  • Prepare to take the LEED v4 Green Associate Exam

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Sustainability and Green Building
  • LEED Rating System
  • Sustainable Thinking
  • New processes for building green
  • Integrated Design Process through Phases
  • LEED v4 key concepts and theme
  • Location and Transportation
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Environmental Quality
  • Innovation in Design
  • Regional Priority
  • LEED Certification Process
  • LEED Registration of a Project brief
  • The LEED test process and practice

Required Materials

Students can opt between
Study Bundle: LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide, LEED v4 Edition and LEED Core Concepts Guide


Who Will Benefit From The Course

Someone who has passion and desire to pass the LEED Green associate exam:

  • Anyone can enroll for the course and pass the exam, No eligibility requirements
  • Candidates preparing for the LEED Green Associate exam
  • Professionals and students in business and hospitality
  • General Interest in Green Building and sustainability
  • Project and Facility Managers
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Tradespeople
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Architects, Urban planners, and landscape professionals.
  • Mechanical and Electrical engineers
  • Civil engineers, construction professionals, and Site engineers

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.


Registration fee for the course is $420

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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