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Thursday, March 26, 2009

USGBC LEED Exam Retirement Date and FAQ (you have until 6/30/09 to take the test)

For all of you studying to take the LEED exam by the 31st, here's a little something for you.
You only have to register with the USGBC by March 31st. You have to take the actual exam before June 30, 2009. You won't have a second chance to retake the test if you fail, but you do have extra time.

If you were thinking about taking the test before the requirements and test changes, here's your chance to sign up for it and you have 3 months to take it.

Here's a link for the new requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the current LEED AP exam tracks be retired?
A: In order to maintain alignment with the new LEED 2009 Rating System, the last date that candidates will be able to register for the current LEED for Commercial Interiors 2.0 and LEED for New Construction 2.2 Accredited Professional (LEED AP) exams will be March 31, 2009 (11:59 PM, Pacific Time). Candidates are not required to schedule an exam appointment with Prometric before this deadline. New registrations will not be accepted by GBCI after March 31, 2009. Candidates who register before the registration deadline will have one chance to schedule and take the exam before the track’s Retirement Date. Candidates who test and fail after the registration deadline will not be allowed to retest. No exceptions are made.

GBCI strongly recommends that candidates register as early as possible due to anticipated high website traffic in the days before the deadline. Candidates who are not able to register by March 31, 2009, will not be able to test in these tracks and must wait for the launch of the new LEED AP+ exams.

The retirement date for the LEED NC 2.2 and LEED CI 2.0 AP exams is June 30, 2009 (11:59 PM, Pacific Time). Candidates must test by this day. No exceptions will be made.

All testing for the LEED for Existing Buildings 2.0 Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credentialing exam ended on December 31, 2008. Candidates can no longer test in this track. No exceptions are made.

For more information on Registration Deadlines and Retirement Dates, please see the Glossary.

Q: Can I schedule two exams after the registration deadline?

A: You are only permitted to take an exam once per exam registration and you cannot have more than one active exam registration (per exam track) at a time. Therefore, you cannot schedule more than one exam per exam track at a time.

In the event of a failed exam, candidates must wait until their score has been posted to the GBCI website in order to register for another exam.

As the registration deadline is March 31st, candidates who test and fail after March 31st will not be allowed to retest on the current version. No exceptions will be made.

Q: Should I test under the current LEED AP system or the new tiered system?
A: Whether you take the current LEED AP exam(s) or test under the new tiered system is a decision to be made by you, the candidate, based on your individual situation. To help you make this decision, we recommend you ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Under the new tiered system, into which tier (LEED Green Associate, LEED AP+) would my experience place me? Would I be better suited to take the LEED Green Associate exam? (See FAQs for GBCI's New Tiered Credentialing System for more information on the new tiers of LEED Credentials.)
  2. What is my study timeline? How much time will I need to fully prepare for the test, including gaining practical experience?
  3. Am I working on a project that will be registered under LEED 2009? Will it be beneficial to my professional development to study LEED 2009 or to study one of the current LEED Rating Systems?


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